Announcing the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator

September 14, 2022

Portrait of Priscilla Long, smiling, with shelves of books behind her.Priscilla Long is the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator!

Priscilla is a Seattle-based writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, science, history, and fiction, and a long-time independent teacher of writing. Her seventh book is Dancing with the Muse in Old Age (Coffeetown, 2022). Her two poetry books are Holy Magic (MoonPath Press) and Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press). A 2009 Jack Straw Writers Program Fellow, her awards include a National Magazine Award for a science-based feature. Her how-to-write book is The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writer’s Life (University of New Mexico Press). Other books are a collection of memoirist essays, Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press) and Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (Coffeetown). Her first book was Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America’s Bloody Coal Industry. She grew up on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Applications for the 2023 Writers Program are due Monday, October 31st.

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