Monday, October 31, 2011

Meet Jack Straw Writer: Maritess Zurbano

Please join Maritess Zurbano as well as other Jack Straw Writers: Nassim Aseffi, Anne McDuffie, Ann Teplick, Robert Lamirande, Harold Taw, Nora Wendl, and others 2:00 pm, this Saturday, November 5th in the auditorium at Seattle Public Library. This is the final event for Jack Straw Writers 2011. Kathleen Flenniken will also be on hand. Please join us. 

That’s Magic

Maritess ZurbanoIn her writing, Maritess Zurbano depicts the little known world of a female magician. Her work brings to light racial and gender issues surrounding the art and captures the intrigue of performance. Original subject matter and dramatic delivery make for a captivating read.
Zurbano has been a practicing magician for 19 years, has competed internationally and performed around the world. Her memoir-based play, “Rites of Enchantment,” has won entry into the New York International Fringe Festival and the NYC Ars Nova Theater Festival. Her short stories have been published in The Chicago Reader as well as the literary magazine Snowbound. She is a contributor to Magic Magazine and has been profiled by Newsday, Lifetime Television, The BBC News, Epoch Times, and The Village Voice providing commentary on magic and the occult. Her literary awards include a 2010 Washington State Artist Trust Grant and a 2011 Jack Straw Fellowship.
SoundPages was produced by Jack Straw Productions as part of the Jack Straw Writers Program. All of the writers heard in this series are published in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and featured online at http://www.jackstraw.org/.
Music performed by the Owcharuk Sextet and recorded as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.

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