Richard Gibbons

October 17, 2023

Richard Gibbons (1932-2023) was a fiction and non fiction writer and storyteller based in Seattle. He edited for newspapers and magazines, wrote articles for The New Republic and Washington Magazine, and co-wrote and illustrated a volume of folk tales called Tejocote published by Mexico’s Editorial Novaro. Dick also wrote stories for Ellery Queen and songs […]

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Brenda Givens

August 8, 2022

Brenda Givens is a poet, storyteller and writer. Born in Ruislip, England, she has spent the majority of her life in the Northwest and currently lives in Everett, Washington. Brenda has spent many years presenting her work in a wide range of venues including Barnes and Noble Bookstores, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Museum, […]

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Josh Axelrad

July 29, 2019

Josh Axelrad is a writer and performer from Seattle via New York via L.A. via Hays, Kansas. His memoir, Repeat Until Rich, was published by Penguin Press. A regular at The Moth, he’s hosted StorySlams, appeared on stage nationwide, and been featured on The Moth Radio Hour. 2019 Writers Program

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Julie Cascioppo

July 29, 2019

The daughter of a Sicilian meat cutter and a cool blonde Norwegian beauty, Julie Cascioppo grew up in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood and attended Western Washington University. She originally intended to have a career as a teacher, but the call of the stage proved too strong. “I was on holiday [in the Caribbean] and a French […]

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