Blog

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

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

Announcing Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series

June 4, 2021

The Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center have partnered to commission a three-part series of audio artworks, to be released free and online throughout the summer of 2021. The participating artists in Sonolocations were invited to consider the theme of place, and its unique resonance throughout the pandemic, to offer directed sonic experiences […]

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Sonolocations logo: abstracted mountain with the words Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships

Announcing the 2021 ASP and Gallery Artists!

June 1, 2021

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2021 Artist Support Program to 17 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. Nine additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Top: arx duo, throwing sticks in the air; bottom: Reggie Garrett, holding an acoustic guitar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

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