The 2009 Jack Straw Writers, selected by curator Donna Miscolta, are Lana Hechtman Ayers, Anna Balint, Rachel Dilworth, Alma Garcia, Laura Hirschfield, Kim-An Lieberman, Priscilla Long, Michael Magee, Angela Martinez Dy, Madeline Ostrander, Kevin Simmonds, and Storme Webber.

Seattle lost a unique voice – and we lost a friend – when 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. Please visit this special web page to read more about Kim-An and hear audio from the event.

Meet Our 2009 Jack Straw Writers
Lana Ayers - Portrait

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Rachel Dilworth - Portrait

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Alma Garcia - Portrait

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Laura Hirschfield - Portrait

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Kim-An Lieberman - Portrait

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Michael Magee - Portrait

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Angela Martinez Dy - Portrait

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Madeline Ostrander - Portrait

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Kevin Simmond - Portrait

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Storme Webber - Portrait

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Recent Posts About This Program
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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Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs
Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Writers Program, and New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery 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.

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Jack Straw Artist Support Program
Paul Kikuci and Alice Gosti's How to Be a Partison

The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer; an additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time.

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New Media Gallery
Installations by Joel Ong, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Carolyn Law

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Selected artists work with our engineers to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed.

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