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

Support Jack Straw Artists on Bandcamp Friday!

August 7, 2020

The music-retailing website Bandcamp is waiving their fees to artists on the first Friday of every month. Here are some of the many Jack Straw artist projects you can buy, with the artists getting the full purchase price! Fox Hunt: Blue Waves C.R. Grimmer: O-(ezekiel’s wife) Mako: Portal Nic Masangkay: Dark at Dusk: The Final […]

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SassyBlack - Ancient Mahogany Gold

Categories: Artist Support Program

Happy Birthday ADA!

July 24, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities act turns 30 on July 26th! In celebration of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, we’re sharing this flash drama and song we made with our 2015 Blind Youth Audio Project students to mark the ADA’s 25th anniversary. We hope you’ll enjoy and share, in recognition of this important anniversary. […]

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Happy Birthday ADA

Categories: Youth Education Programs

Summer Vocal Workshops for Writers and Actors

June 26, 2020

Join us for a new series of workshops in vocal performance and technique, led by Jack Straw vocal coach Alyssa Keene. Call (206) 634-0919 or email to sign up. Dialects and Accents Saturday, August 10, 11am-1pm Fee: $90 member, $110 non-member (limit 10) Learn how to effectively recreate any accent or dialect for theater, […]

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Categories: Adult Education

The 2020 Jack Straw Reading Series – live from our homes in June!

May 12, 2020

The 24th annual Jack Straw Reading Series is adapting for our times, with a series of live-streamed events featuring new poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction from the 2020 Jack Straw Writers. Multi-genre writer and program curator Anastacia-Renee will host three readings with the writers from their homes, streamed live via Jack Straw’s Facebook page. […]

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2020 Jack Straw Reading Series

Categories: Writers Program