Judith Roche

Judith Roche at JS 50

Poet Judith Roche reads at JS 50: Jack Straw’s 25-hour marathon performance on June 15th-16th 2012 in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Judith passed away in November 2019, a sad loss for Seattle’s literary community. Judith was a 2001 Jack Straw Writer and curated the 2008 Writers Program, and collaborated with Jack Straw on many other projects and programs over the years. She also touched countless lives of writers and students through her work at organizations and schools such as One Reel, Hugo House, and Seattle University. On January 5th at 1pm, Jack Straw will host a reading and reception to celebrate her life and work. Writers and other members of the community touched by Judith’s life and work will share favorite poems by Judith, new work inspired by her, and their memories of her.