Kathya Alexander

April 3, 2018

Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, storyteller, and teaching artist.  Her poem, Naa Naa, appeared in Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace.  She has won the 2017 Artists Projects Award from 4Culture; the WRAP Award, Youth Arts Award, and the CityArtist Award from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture; and her play, […]

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Harold Taw

August 4, 2017

Harold Taw’s debut novel was Adventures of the Karaoke King; his writing has been featured on NPR, in a New York Times bestselling anthology, and in The Seattle Times; and his screenplay DOG PARK has received numerous accolades. He currently co-curates WordsWest Literary Series. Harold (book) and Chris Jeffries (music and lyrics) co-wrote Persuasion, a […]

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ilvs strauss

August 4, 2017

ilvs strauss is an analytical chemist turned multi-disciplinary performance artist and theater tech living and making work in Seattle. Her art cuts a wide swath across disciplines, ranging from Dance Narrative performance to anamorphic outdoor sculptures, illustrated storytelling (aka Slide Shows) to haiku poetry. She also leads workshops on writing, movement, performance and the ever […]

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Sharon Nyree Williams

August 2, 2017

Sharon Nyree Williams has been living in Seattle since 2001. In 2006, she founded the collaborative arts organization The Mahogany Project. Sharon is an arts administrator, playwright, filmmaker, solo performer, producer and poet. She has written, performed several solo pieces: The American Dream, Homelessness: Driven – Spirited – Broken, Plight: I am my brother’s keeper and Circles […]

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Gabriela Denise Frank

March 24, 2017

Gabriela Denise Frank is a Seattle writer and author of CivitaVeritas: An Italian Fellowship Journey. The book documents her experience living in an Italian hill town while on a fellowship sponsored by the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy. An alumna of the Tin House Summer Workshop, A Room of Her Own Foundation […]

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John Mullen

March 17, 2017

John D. Mullen is a short story author and monologist. He has performed at On the Boards, Bumbershoot, New City Theater, Annex Theater and Park West – Chicago, Mercer Island Youth Theater, Richard Hugo House, The Rendezvous and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His writing has appeared in the L.A. Times, Drawn and Quarterly, Modern Odysseys, […]

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Steve Griggs

March 17, 2017

Steve Griggs is a composer, saxophonist, and writer based in Seattle. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. Since moving to Seattle in the 1990s, he has played with the Jim Knapp Orchestra and Milo Petersen and the Jazz Disciples. He won a Longfellow Chorus Award of […]

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Amber Flame

March 17, 2017

Amber Flame is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, activist and educator, whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and more. In her writing, Flame explores spirituality and sexuality, cross-woven with themes of grief and loss, motherhood and magic, and the interstitial joy in it all. As the singer-songwriter front of her band, Last […]

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Imani Sims

March 17, 2017

As a 1st grader, who had just learned the art of “Beginning Middle End,” Imani  wrote a story about a tiny elephant, named Tinka, who felt different because she was smaller than all the other elephants. At the time, Imani had no idea that this short story would go on to be the debut work […]

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Josephine Ensign

March 16, 2017

Josephine Ensign is a writer, photographer, and nurse. She teaches health policy and narrative medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a 2013 Jack Straw Writer and a 2014 Hedgebrook artist in residence. Her literary nonfiction essays have appeared in The Sun, The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Pulse, Silk Road, The Intima, The Examined Life Journal, Johns […]

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