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 Artists at Westcrest Park this weekend!

September 3, 2021

Created Commons at Westcrest Park Jack Straw Artist Performances: September 4-5, 4-8pm Westcrest Park, Seattle FREE (Donations requested for Real Rent Duwamish) As part of the City of Seattle’s Created Commons initiative, Jack Straw’s partner Lelavision has invited us to collaborate on a neighborhood celebration featuring BIPOC-centered performances, wellness offerings, and science panels utilizing their […]

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Created Commons Westcrest Park flyer

Categories: Artist Support Program, Writers Program

The 2021 Jack Straw May Reading Series

April 13, 2021

Join us for three readings featuring the 2021 Jack Straw Writing Fellows, hosted by 2021 Writers Program Curator E. J. Koh. Friday, May 7, 7pm: Abi Pollokoff, C. R. Glasgow, Paulette Perhach, Patrycja Humienik Friday, May 14, 7pm: Kristie Song, S. Erin Batiste, José Luis Montero, Greg November Friday, May 21, 7pm: Tochukwu Okafor, Grace […]

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2021 Jack Straw Writers S. Erin Batiste, C.R. Glasgow, Patrycja Humienik, Grace Jahng Lee, José Luis Montero, Greg November, Tochukwu Okafor, Michael Overa, Paulette Perhach, Abi Pollokoff, Kristie Song, and Daniel Tam-Claiborne.

Categories: Writers Program

Announcing the 2021 Jack Straw Writers!

January 14, 2021

Curator E. J. Koh has selected the 2021 Jack Straw Writers! Our fellows this year are S. Erin Batiste, C.R. Glasgow, Patrycja Humienik, Grace Jahng Lee, José Luis Montero, Greg November, Tochukwu Okafor, Michael Overa, Paulette Perhach, Abi Pollokoff, Kristie Song, and Daniel Tam-Claiborne. Our writing fellows will be hard at work for the next […]

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E. J. Koh

Categories: Writers Program

Announcing 2021 Writers Program Curator E. J. Koh

September 21, 2020

We are thrilled to announce E. J. Koh as the 2021 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator. E. J., a 2016 Jack Straw Writers Program fellow, is the author of the memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books, 2020) and poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State University Press, 2017), winner of the Pleiades […]

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EJ Koh reads at Jack Straw, May 20, 2016

Categories: Writers Program

Apply for our 2021 Artist Residency Programs!

August 31, 2020

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs – the Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, and Writers Program – 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 […]

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Jack Straw resident artists in the studio and gallery

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