Announcing the 2024 Jack Straw Writers

January 5, 2024

This year’s Jack Straw Writers Program Curator, Nisi Shawl, has selected the 2024 Jack Straw Writers! We’re thrilled to welcome our new writing fellows: Amontaine Aurore, E.J. Batiste, Catherine DeNardo, Josh Griffin, Becca Rose Hall, Elyse Hauser, Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, Allison Masangkay, Gabriel Moseley, Mary Pan, McKenna Princing, and Jarrett Ziemer. Our writing fellows will […]

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Categories: Writers Program

Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Wooden bench and platform adjacent to a glass and metal building in the background. Speakers mounted on black columns over the bench.

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships, Artist Support Program, Writers Program, Youth Education Programs

Apply now for the 2024 Jack Straw Artist Residencies!

August 8, 2023

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists may apply to only one program per year. Writers Program Deadline: Wednesday, November 1 […]

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Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

Jack Straw Writers and Artists at AWP 2023!

March 6, 2023

The annual AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference is coming to Seattle this week, and you will have many opportunities to see and hear Jack Straw Writers and Artists reading and talking about their work, both at the conference and at countless public offsite events around the city. In addition, Jack Straw will […]

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Congratulations to the 2023 Jack Straw Writers!

January 5, 2023

This year’s Writers Program Curator, 2009 Jack Straw Writer Priscilla Long, has selected the 2023 Jack Straw Writers! We’re thrilled to welcome our new writing fellows: Jim Cantú, Hana Choi, Brian Dang, Geri Gale, Stephen Reed Griggs, Garfield Hillson, Nancy Mburu, David Rea, Carla Shafer, Sumu Tasib, Kaitlyn Teer, and Julene Tripp Weaver. Our writing […]

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Portrait of Priscilla Long, smiling, with shelves of books behind her.

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Announcing the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator

September 14, 2022

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: […]

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Portrait of Priscilla Long, smiling, with shelves of books behind her.

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Apply now for the 2023 Jack Straw Artist Residencies!

August 31, 2022

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists may apply to only one program per year. Writers Program Deadline: Monday, October 31 […]

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Grid of 4 images: JR Rhodes plays guitar sitting on an outdoor stage, Vincent Rendoni reads into a microphone, an installation by Peter Christenson,and Etsuko Ichikawa sits in a studio next to a microphone and computer screen.

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

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

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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

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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.

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