Reading Preview: Vis-à-Vis Society

May 24, 2007

In this preview of the final program in the Jack Straw Reading Series, curator Matt Briggs interviews collaborative literary performance group the Vis-à-Vis Society and takes one of their surveys. The Vis-à-Vis Society was founded in a year that felt like 1957 by Drs. Ink and Owning (aka Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler, of the literary performance group The Typing Explosion). Gathering data from audiences using original poem-surveys, the Vis-à-Vis Society presents its findings in humorous and informative multi-media performances which include song, dance, and live graphs.

The Vis-à-Vis Society will be reading in the Jack Straw Reading Series on Thursday, May 31st, at 7pm, with writers Cheryl Strayed, Molly Tenenbaum, and Corrina Wycoff. Please note that the presentation will have mature content.

Jack Straw Productions is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, in Seattle. All of the writers heard in this series are published in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and featured online at

Music in this podcast is by John Osebold and recorded as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.

This podcast was produced as part of the Jack Straw Writers Program.

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