Pauline Hillaire

April 21, 2020

Artist, teacher, native-arts conservator, author and storyteller, Pauline Hillaire works to carry on the heritage of Washington’s Lummi Nation and is one of the most knowledgeable living resources of the Northwest Coast’s arts and culture. Known as Scälla or “of the Killer Whale,” Hillaire is a member of the Lummi tribe of Washington State’s northern coast. […]

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Gregg Miller

July 29, 2019

Gregg Daniel Miller received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 2005. His research focus is on the philosophy of language, power, and aesthetics within the traditions of critical theory and liberalism (see: Mimesis and Reason, SUNY Press, 2011). He is also an improvising saxophone player. For his Jack Straw project, […]

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Danny Barksdale

October 22, 2018

Danny Barksdale was raised in the Appalachian Mountain foothills in the northeast corner of Alabama.  After a rigorous 18-year-training in Sunday School at a small Southern Baptist church, he left home and earned a B.A. in literature from the University of Montevallo, which is located at the geographic center of Alabama. Subsequently, he left Alabama […]

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Hannah Palin

September 12, 2018

Hannah Palin is a media and communication professional skilled in Archives and Collection Management with a background in Film and Radio Production. She was instrumental in the creation of the award winning moving image preservation program at the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections and has been working on grant-funded moving image projects since 2002 […]

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Alie Wiegersma Smaalders

September 12, 2018

Born October 21, 1923 in Netherlands, Alie Elisabeth Wiegersma Smaalders lived through the German occupation before becoming a librarian in Amsterdam. She traveled to the United States in 1952 on a Fulbright scholarship at Carnegie Mellon and later attended UCLA. She worked as a reference librarian, studied writing and translated stories from her native Frisian […]

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Nari Baker

September 6, 2018

  New Media Gallery 2011 : Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds

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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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Brandon Young

March 15, 2017

Brandon Young is a spoken word artist operating primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently residing in Seattle. His work combines deadpan humor with historical events. He has been a featured performer at QACon 2013, APATure 2014, the New Sh!t Show, the Racket and the San Francisco Queer Open Mic. He is published in […]

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Steve Rowland

January 6, 2017

Steve Rowland, radio producer and documentarian, uses music, theater and art as windows to explore issues in American history, society, race relations, creativity, and human possibility.  He has won nearly every major award in broadcasting including two Peabody Awards, The Prix Italia, The CPB, & The Ohio State Award and was awarded a Pew Fellowship […]

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Madeline Crowley

January 6, 2017

Madeline Crowley is an oral historian, writer, and visual artist who has worked on the People of the Central Area & their Stories, an Oral History, Photography and Audio Project since 2012. She is the Oral Historian for Seattle Public Library’s Jazz History of Seattle Project and for Shunpike.org’s Racial Equity Project. She currently teaches […]

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