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Release Date: 10/22/2012

2012 Jack Straw writers read from their work Nov. 10 at The Seattle Public Library

2012 Jack Straw Writers Program

The Washington Center for the Book and Jack Straw Productions will celebrate the 2012 Jack Straw Writers Program with featured readings by 2012 Jack Straw Writers from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends. Auditorium doors open at 1:30 p.m.


The program will feature readings by 2012 Jack Straw Writers, including Kathleen Alcalá of Bainbridge Island, Stacey Bennetts of Bryant, Kaia Chessen of the Central District, Gabriela Denise Frank of Queen Anne, Sharon Hashimoto of Des Moines, Lacey Jane Henson of Seattle, Carol Light of Port Townsend, Sally Neumann of Seattle, Claudia Rowe of West Seattle, Johanna Stoberock of Walla Walla, Mitsu Sundvall of Green Lake, and Nick Wong of Capitol Hill. The featured writers were chosen by Shawn Wong, curator of the 2012 Jack Straw Writers Program.


The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, encourage the creation of new literary work, and provide new venues for writers and their work. Each year a curator selects 12 writers from dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres and a cohesive grouping of writers.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with the Friends of The Seattle Public Library's FriendShop. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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