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Jack Straw Cultural Center, along with the rest of the world, is in the midst of a uniquely challenging time. Despite being temporarily closed to the public, we are continuing our programs for adult and youth artists any way we can, both modifying them to adjust to our current reality and preparing for the time we can return to full capacity.

We are currently available for editing, post-production, and other work our engineers can do remotely, and we look forward to the time when our studios can once again be filled with small and large groups of students, professional music ensembles, and audiences hungry for live art, music, and literature.

The Jack Straw Reading Series
Streaming Live via Facebook on Fridays in June
Hosted by Curator Anastacia-Renée

Jack Straw 2020 Readings

Friday, June 5, 7pm
Maisha Banks Manson, Elaina Ellis, Wryly T. McCutchen, and Ebo Barton

Friday, June 12, 7pm
Michelle Goodman, Ching-In Chen, Rob Arnold, and Helen K. Thomas

Friday, June 19, 7pm
Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II, Arianne True, Jose Trejo-Maya, and Troy Osaki

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Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and enjoy selections of poetry and more from our Jack Straw Writers and youth poets from our educational programs.

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by West Seattle Elementary School student Alyssa Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Concord Elementary Student Birook Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Foster High School student Salina

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Roxhill Elementary Student Genesis  Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Denny Middle School student Nestor

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Concord Elementary Student Kevin Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Foster High School student Tinh Le Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Denny Middle School student Andrea.

Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Lowell Elementary student, Lucy. Black bolded text on a tan background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by Seattle World School student, Cing Huai.

Black bolded text on a blue background at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Text is a poem by  Denny Middle School student, Luis. Black bolded text on a light pink background. Text is a poem by  Lowell Elementary 2nd grader, Sean

 

 

 

 

Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Seattle Foundation, ArtsFund, Harvest Foundation, Jubilation Foundation, Robert Chinn Foundation, Tulalip Charitable Fund, and individual contributors for their support of our programs. Special thanks to our friends at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, ORA (Owen Richards Architects), and Forma Construction for their support. 


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SoundPages, the Jack Straw Literary Podcast

SoundPages features interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Laura Da', EJ Koh, Robert Lashley, Claudia Castro Luna, and Jane Wong. Click here to listen.

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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through our artist residencies available for free download. This week: Andrew Weathers Ensemble

Subscribe at jackstraw.org/artistoftheweek, via itunes, or listen right here:

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Foster High School Stories of Arrival

Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices is a community partnership project between Foster High School, Jack Straw Cultural Center, the Institute for Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, and KBCS 91.3 FM.

 

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Immigration Portraits at Seattle World School

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. Students from three Washington State history classes created Immigration Portraits, a series of audio stories based on interviews the students conducted with each other about leaving their home countries to come to America