Donna Miscolta is the author of three books of fiction: When the de la Cruz Family Danced, Hola and Goodbye: Una Familia in Stories, and Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories. Donna was born in San Diego and grew up in National City, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from San Diego State and later received master’s degrees in education and public administration from the University of Washington. During the thirty years that she worked as a project manager in local government, she took classes and workshops in fiction writing. She lives in Seattle. Donna was a Jack Straw Writer in 1997, and the curator of the 2009 Jack Straw Writers Program.

2012 Artist Support Program: Produce audio excerpts from her novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced.

2009 Writers Program (Curator)

1997 Writers Program

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    Donna Miscolta - Excerpt from When the de la Cruz Family Danced
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2009 May Readings Preview

May 6, 2009

Meet a few of this year’s writers in personal interviews with Writers Program Curator Donna Miscolta. You’ll discover links between poetry and music, a writer’s method of character development, and some tips on presenting written work. Michael Magee, Anna Balint, and Angela Martinez Dy share their ideas and a sampling of their work. Please join […]

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