Sunday, September 2, 2012

Poetry Garden with Elizabeth Austen on Wednesday and Jack Straw Productions

Here's one of the poems in the Poetry Garden Seattle Center

I love readings that happen in improbable places taking bystanders by surprise and providing an unexpected context. Later this fall I will be launching The Improbable Places Poetry Tour +1 as part of Arts Crush --- a movement in Seattle to make October overflow with music, visual art, performance and poetry.

However, for right now, I want to let you know that I will be reading with wonderful poet Elizabeth Austen 6 pm, Wednesday, September 5th in the Poetry Garden at the Seattle Center in celebration of Seattle Center's 50th Anniversary and Jack Straw Production's 50th Anniversary. 1962 was a magical year in this town.

The Jack Straw Writer's Fellowship Program is now online and you can access it right here. Note: you do not have to be a Washington State Writer to be a Jack Straw Fellow. You do, however, have to be willing to come to Seattle for 3-4 meetings from January to June. If you like Seattle and maybe think this is a city you would like to live in --- being a Jack Straw Fellow would be a great way to get a sense of the literary scene. Each year there is a different curator who chooses a total of 12 writers --- poets, fiction writers, an non-fiction writers to participate in readings, radio programs, and creating new work. It could be you. No publications or fancy degrees required.

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