Maritess Zurbano

September 27, 2018

Maritess Zurbano has been a practicing magician for 19 years, has competed internationally and performed around the world. Her memoir-based play Rites of Enchantment has won entry into the New York International Fringe Festival and the NYC Ars Nova Theater Festival. Her short stories have been published in The Chicago Reader as well as the […]

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Louise Spiegler

September 26, 2018

Louise Spiegler writes fiction for young adults, though she knows the future may bring change (travel brochures? blues epics? get-well cards?). Her first novel, The Amethyst Road, was published by Clarion in 2005 and was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award (Hugo-Nebula Awards Program). Her next novel, The Jewel and the Key, is also […]

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Denise Calvetti Michaels

September 26, 2018

Denise Calvetti Michaels was awarded the Crosscurrents Prize for Poetry by the Washington Community College Humanities Association for her prose poem Notes on New Orleans. Her work is in anthologies such as In Praise of Farmland (Whit Press), Mute Note Earthward (WPA), Between Sleeps (En Theos Press), and Beyond Forgetting (Kent State University Press). Polenta, […]

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Roberto Ascalon

September 26, 2018

Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist. Roberto uses his love for the craft of poetry to transform the world that surrounds him. He connects with audiences via universal narratives that encompass topics like racism, first kisses, love, family, and Spam. He has taught at Nova High School, participated in […]

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Michael Dylan Welch

September 26, 2018

Michael Dylan Welch’s poems have been published in hundreds of publications, including two Norton anthologies, and translated into fourteen languages. Michael is currently the vice president of Haiku Society of America. He co-founded the Haiku North America conference in 1991, and the American Haiku Archives in 1996. Michael’s small press, Press Here, publishes haiku and […]

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Marjorie Manwaring

September 26, 2018

Marjorie Manwaring lives in Seattle, where she is a freelance writer and an editor for the online poetry and art journal the DMQ Review. Her work has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Floating Bridge Review, Sentence, 5 AM, Crab Creek Review, and other journals, and her chapbook Magic Word was published in 2007. Marjorie […]

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Esther Altshul Helfgott

September 26, 2018

Esther Altshul Helfgott is a non-fiction writer and poet with a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. She curates the It’s About Time Writers Reading Series at the Seattle Public Library and facilitates the women’s writing group Poeming the Silence. Her work appears in numerous journals, including Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature; […]

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Martha Clarkson

September 26, 2018

Martha Clarkson manages corporate workplace design during the day and is a fiction and poetry writer. Her work can be found in Seattle Review, monkeybicycle, Nimrod, Portland Review, Opium, elimae, and others. She has story mentions as ‘Notable Readings’ in 2007 and 2009 Best Non-Required Reading. 2010 Writers Program

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Tara Roth

September 26, 2018

Tara Roth is a musician and writer who is originally from the Chicago area and now lives in Seattle. She has played, recorded, and performed in various projects with local musicians, including the duo The Apostrophes, a current project with her husband. She has a Master’s degree in English from Western Illinois University and is […]

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Bill Carty

September 26, 2018

Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming from Octopus Books, 2018) and the chapbook Refugium. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College (BA) and University of North-Carolina-Wilmington (MFA), and he has received poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Artist Trust, the Richard Hugo House, the Sorting Room, and Jack Straw. […]

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