Jack Straw Writers group reading
Each year since the Jack Straw Writers Program’s founding in 1997, 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. To date, the Jack Straw Writers Program has included more than 250 Pacific Northwest writers who represent a diverse range of literary genres. The 2019 Jack Straw Writers were selected by Curator Kathleen Flenniken, who served as Washington Poet Laureate from 2012-2014. Reading this evening are: Dianne Aprile, Josh Axelrad, Shankar Narayan, Rena Priest, Michale Schmeltzer and Suzanne Warren. More about this program at www.jackstraw.org.