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Saturday, May 26 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Jack Straw Writers Program 2012
Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken hosts Stacey Bennetts, Lacey Jane Henson, Carol Light, Sally Neumann, Johanna Stoberock, Mitsu Sundvall, and Nick Wong

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
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  • Biography The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to provide new venues for the writer and their work. The program was created in 1997, and each year a single curator selects 12 writers/writing teams out of dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres, and a cohesive grouping of writers. The 2012 curator is Shawn Wong. Twelve writers/writing teams are selected to participate. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and internet podcasts. All live readings are recorded, and selected portions are produced for podcasts and radio broadcast.