Museum of Pop Culture 2020: Write Out of This World
This year, given the challenges of meeting in person due to Covid-19, we could not provide our annual workshop to the winners of the contest. Instead, Jack Straw Cultural Center provided coaching sessions online, via Zoom, with writer Jared Leising and actor/vocal coach Meg McLynn, and each student received a recording of their own session.
Write Out of This World now includes a comics track. Creators submitted a science fiction or fantasy comic to this year’s contest. See the winning comics and stories below.
2020 Short Story Winners
1st Place: “Lazy Sunday” by Cecilia Ayres
1st Place: “The Harvester” by Caroline Shirley
2nd Place: “Hunting Medusa in 2099” by Ricardo Gurango
3rd Place: “The Rule Benders” by Camila Figueira
2020 Comic Winners
1st Place: “Transformation” by Tayen Asplin
1st Place: “The Centricapead” by Veronica Johnson
Jack Straw artist team included Jared Leising, writer; Meg McLynn, vocal coach; Daniel Guenther, engineer; Joan Rabinowitz, executive director.
Jared Leising is the author of the chapbook The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio. His poems have appeared in various Washington publications such as Pontoon, Crab Creek Review, Stringtown…READ MORE >
Meg McLynn is a Seattle-based actor, vocalist, and teaching artist who loves sharing her passion for performance with students of all ages. She is a member of the vocal…READ MORE >