Doug Heckman

January 3, 2023

Doug, originally from Colorado, is currently in the creative writing program at the University of Washington. His stories and essays have appeared in Other Voices, Weber Studies, War Literature and the Arts, Powder Magazine, Reed Magazine, and the Beloit Fiction Journal. 2002 Writers Program

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Mary Lou Sanelli

December 30, 2022

Mary Lou Sanelli has published seven collections of poetry and three works of non-fiction, Among Friends, Falling Awake, and A Woman Writing. The Star Struck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs (Chatwin Books) is her first novel. Her newest collection of essays, Every Little Thing, has been nominated for a PNBA: Pacific Northwest Book Award and […]

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Craig Williams

December 30, 2022

Craig Williams is a writer, performer, and choreographer. He has been writing his entire life, beginning with poetry while still in elementary school on the South Side of Chicago. In college he studied English Literature, where he came to believe that story is very important. 2002 Writers Program

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Peggy Sturdivant

December 30, 2022

Peggy Sturdivant writes short fiction and poetry. She has been the featured writer at the New Voices reading of the After Long Silence series. Over the last two years she has been involved in an oral history project interviewing first generation immigrants and now collected in Voices of Ballard. She is a member of an […]

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Samantha Storey

December 30, 2022

Samantha Storey was born in New York and raised in London, England. She has lived in Seattle since 1995 and works for a literary arts organization. Samantha started writing on her eighth birthday when she received a diary covered with glittered hearts and filled with rainbow-colored paper. (Being a child of the ’70s she had […]

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John Sangster

December 30, 2022

John Sangster is a native of Seattle, now living on Lopez Island. His poems have appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies. “I write to find out what’s inside. The trigger can be anything – an observation, something I overhear, a question that comes to mind. When it works, I’m sometimes startled by what appears […]

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Arne Pihl

December 30, 2022

Arne Pihl lives in a large Northwestern city once famous the world over for fishing fleets, shipyards, and ripping off Alaskans, but it has since fallen into overgrown ruin: pavement, traffic, and gawkers thick as the blackberries once were. You’ve probably never even heard of the place. He’s been employed as a bartender, an agricultural […]

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Claudia Mauro

December 30, 2022

Claudia Mauro is a poet, science writer, and the founding director of the nonprofit literary publisher, Whit Press. She is the recipient of two Seattle Arts Commission CityArtist Grants, and a Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. She is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle, PENAmerica, and The Council of […]

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Rebecca Loudon

December 30, 2022

Rebecca Loudon is a writer, violinist, and teacher. She is on the editorial board of the literary journal Literary Salt. Rebecca’s work has recently been published in Crab Orchard Review, The Portland Review, Pacific Review, and Pontoon 5, among other print and online journals. Rebecca was a winner of the 2000 Richard Hugo House writing […]

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Erin Leonard

December 30, 2022

Erin Leonard resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, her two children, two dogs, two cats, two birds, in a house on a hill built on a double-city lot with a large sloping garden and her fictional twisting sentences that she has been working on for the last ten years in and out of workshop […]

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