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Guillaume de Machaut: Explorations

July 2, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 7pm Jack Straw Cultural Center 4261 Roosevelt Way NE FREE Join us for a special event with Jack Straw resident artists Stuart Wheeler and Jesse Q-T, who are producing an album of music that radically reimagines the work of medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut. They will perform some selections from this project […]

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Stuart Wheeler and Jesse Q-T

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Jack Straw Piano Series starts June 1st

May 10, 2019

Jack Straw Cultural Center announces a new series of intimate piano performances in our studio, highlighting the diversity and talent of Jack Straw Artists and the beauty and range of our Steinway B grand piano. Every other month, a pianist who has been part of our artist residency programs will perform, along with a pianist […]

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Remembering Kim-An Lieberman

May 5, 2014

Seattle lost a unique voice – and we lost a friend – when poet and 2009 Jack Straw Writer Kim-An Lieberman passed away in December 2013. On May 4, 2014 we gathered to celebrate her life and work, and the publication of In Orbit, her final collection of poems, published by Blue Begonia Press. Kim-An’s […]

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Kim-An Lieberman

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2009 May Readings Preview

May 6, 2009

Meet a few of this year’s writers in personal interviews with Writers Program Curator Donna Miscolta. You’ll discover links between poetry and music, a writer’s method of character development, and some tips on presenting written work. Michael Magee, Anna Balint, and Angela Martinez Dy share their ideas and a sampling of their work. Please join […]

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Poet Kevin Craft on “Sound Focus”

June 16, 2008

If you missed any of this year’s Jack Straw Reading Series, you can tune in to the “Sound Focus” archive to hear portions of the live reading featuring poet and 2008 Jack Straw Writer Kevin Craft on the weekly literary segment produced by Elizabeth Austen. Kevin Craft hails from the mid-Atlantic zones of the USA. […]

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2008 Reading Series Preview

April 30, 2008

Here you’ll find out which writer has a certain fondness for three-letter words, who uses language as a central theme, and why poetry matters. The podcast features clips from in-studio readings by writers Kevin Craft, Rebecca Hoogs, and Brian McGuigan as well as selections from their interviews with curator Judith Roche (pictured right). Here’s the […]

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Jack Straw announces 2008 Writers Program participants

March 21, 2008

Jack Straw Productions is proud to announce the literary artists selected by curator Judith Roche for the 2008 Jack Straw Writers Program. They are Wendy Call, Janna Cawrse, Kevin Craft, Sharon Cumberland, Waverly Fitzgerald, Merna Ann Hecht, Rebecca Hoogs, Brian McGuigan, Jennifer D. Munro, Ghida Sinno, Judith Skillman, and Michael Spence. “There are too few […]

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Poet Judith Roche to curate 2008 Jack Straw Writers Program

January 9, 2008

Jack Straw Productions has selected award-winning poet Judith Roche as the curator of the 2008 Jack Straw Writers Program. As curator, Roche will select the 12 participants in the upcoming cycle of the annual Writers Program, who will be announced in February 2008, and she will participate in a variety of public events, development trainings, […]

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Shameless promotion for Jack Straw’s Artist Showcase

June 8, 2007

As the frenzy of the May Readings winds down, Jack Straw Productions brings you a musical presentation featuring two different versions of live jazz: Karin Kajita‘s upbeat West Coast style and Tom Baker‘s adventurous forays into new music and free improv. They will perform at the Jack Straw Artist Showcase on Thursday, June 21, at […]

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