About the Program

Each year twelve writers/writing teams are selected by a curator out of dozens of applicants, based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres, and a cohesive grouping of writers. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and podcasts. Live readings are recorded, and selected portions are produced for podcasts and radio broadcast.

Meet our 2023 Jack Straw Writers
Portrait of Jim Cantú

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Portrait of Hana Choi

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Brian Dang

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Portrait of Stephen Reed Griggs

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Portrait of David K. Rea

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Portrait of Carla Shafer

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Portrait of Sumu Tasib

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Portrait of Kaitlyn Teer

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Portrait of Julene Tripp Weaver

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Recent Posts About This 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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