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2017 Jack Straw Writers Program Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
2017 Jack Straw Writers Program
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryEnjoy an afternoon of readings from the writers who were selected for this year’s prestigious Jack Straw Writers Program, hosted by curator Jourdan Imani Keith.
DescriptionThis reading features fellows in the 2017 Jack Straw Writers Program, hosted by curator Jourdan Imani Keith. The 2017 Jack Straw Writers are afrose fatima ahmed, Quenton Baker, Jamaica Baldwin, Ellie Belew, Catalina Marie Cantú, Wancy Young Cho, Calvin Gimpelevich, Steph Kesey, Hera McLeod, D.A. Navoti, Ashlan Runyan, and Brandon Young.

The Jack Straw Writers Program, now in its 21th year, was created to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new literary work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their work.

Each year 12 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.

Jack Straw Productions is a non-profit organization that supports all forms of audio art through its programs for musicians, sound designers, choreographers, and writer
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times. Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $7.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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