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The 2022 Jack Straw May Reading Series

April 26, 2022

Join us in person or online, as the Jack Straw Reading Series continues for the 26th year, with a series of readings featuring new poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from the 2022 Jack Straw Writers. Poet and program curator Michael Schmeltzer will host three readings with the writers, in person in the studio and streamed […]

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Grid of the 2022 Jack Straw Writers: Ally Ang, Katharine Strange, Jory Mickelson, Danielle Hayden, Julie Feng, Helen Anderson, Jessica Gigot, Emily Parzybok, Vincent Rendoni, Erin Langner, Carrie Beyer, and Ruth Schemmel

Categories: Writers Program

Announcing the 2022 ASP and Gallery Artists!

March 30, 2022

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2022 Artist Support Program to 18 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Ten additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Athr, So'Le Celestial, Nada Rosa, and Marilyn Montúfar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

Announcing the 2022 Jack Straw Writers!

January 11, 2022

Curator Michael Schmeltzer has selected the 2022 Jack Straw Writers! Our fellows this year are Helen Anderson, Ally Ang, Carrie Beyer, Julie Feng, Jessica Gigot, Danielle Hayden, Erin Langner, Jory Mickelson, Emily Parzybok, Vincent Rendoni, Ruth Schemmel, and Katharine Strange. Our writing fellows will be hard at work for the next few months writing and […]

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Michael Schmeltzer portrait

Categories: Writers Program

Jack Straw Writers SPL Reading on YouTube!

December 2, 2021

If you missed the November group reading with E.J. Koh and our 2021 Jack Straw Writers, our friends at Seattle Public Library have made it available for you to watch whenever you want, right here: Enjoy! And thank you, as always, to our brilliant curator E.J. Koh and the wonderful 2021 Jack Straw Writers.

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EJ Koh holds up a copy of the 2021 Jack Straw Writers Anthology, in a video still.

Categories: Writers Program

Full video of our Fall Artist Showcase

November 5, 2021

If you missed our Fall Artist Showcase when it happened – or if, understandably, you’d just like to relive the magic – you’re in luck! We have posted the full video of all six sets from arx duo, Tekla Waterfield, Benjamin Hunter, Ebo Barton, EarthtoneSkytone, and Atrocity Girl on YouTube in this handy playlist. Enjoy!

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Benjamin Hunter sings and plays fiddle in the Jack Straw studio, with a guitar and amplifier, music stand, and microphone nearby

Categories: Artist Support Program

Jack Straw Writers and Bushwick Book Club 2021

October 29, 2021

Jack Straw and the Bushwick Book Club Seattle are once again teaming up to create new music inspired by the work of the Jack Straw Writers! For the second year in a row, the Bushwick Book Club and Jack Straw will share a new video every couple weeks featuring a reading from one of our […]

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Jack Straw x The Bushwick Book Club Seattle 2021-2022

Categories: Writers Program

Announcing 2022 Writers Program Curator Michael Schmeltzer

October 5, 2021

We are thrilled to announce Michael Schmeltzer as the 2022 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator. Michael is a biracial author originally from Japan. He currently lives in Seattle where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Floating Bridge Press. His forthcoming poetry book Empire of Surrender is the winner of the 2021 Wandering Aengus Book Award. Along with Meghan […]

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Michael Schmeltzer portrait

Categories: Writers Program

Jack Straw Fall Artist Showcase Sunday, October 3rd

October 1, 2021

Jack Straw Fall Artist Showcase With arx duo, Tekla Waterfield, Benjamin Hunter, Ebo Barton, EarthtoneSkytone, and Atrocity Girl Sunday, October 3, 1-5pm Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE In person and streamed live via Jack Straw on Facebook Masks and vaccination required for live audience Jack Straw is thrilled to invite you back […]

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Atrocity Girl, EarthtoneSkytone, Ebo Barton

Categories: Artist Support Program