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Archive for the '2012 Writers' Category

With details from her well-kept travel journals, Kaia Chessen takes readers through Africa in a genuine account of her journey. Chessen is a writer and cellist living in Seattle, Washington. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington, where she was nominated for an Associated Writing Programs Intro Awards in […]

Stacey Bennetts shares stories from her extraordinary childhood in her memoir about family drug smuggling. While the circumstances are unusual, aspects of the family dynamic and relationships are universal. Bennetts is a mother, a writer, and a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, Washington. She married her Hastings College of the Law classmate – and landlord […]

With sensitivity and courage, Lacey Jane Henson shares the shifting emotion in a mother-daughter relationship. Henson grew up in Illinois, and spent a few years in New Mexico before landing in Seattle. She earned an MFA from the University of Washington in 2006 and currently organizes a popular local reading series called “The Off Hours.” […]

Carol Light blends traditional forms to create innovative, distinctive verse. Light’s poems have appeared in Narrative Magazine, American Life in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Literary Bohemian, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She was awarded GAP funding from Artist Trust in 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Washington MFA program in poetry and an adjunct […]

Mitsu Sundvall takes you back to San Francisco in 1953 where multi-generations of a Japanese family play out their roles. Backstage at a nightclub, readers take in the atmosphere in a cultural context. Sundvall is a writer from Berkeley, New York City, and Seattle. She has been a Harper & Row editor, an Artist Trust […]

Johanna Stoberock often looks to physical forms to guide her writing. Stories emerge from the landscape and fill pages with vivid sensory description and poignant scenes. Stoberock’s novel, City of Ghosts, was published by W.W. Norton. Her essays, reviews, and short fiction have appeared in The Wilson Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Eclipse, The Seattle Times, and […]

As a writer and traveler, Nick Wong contemplates the world of boxing and the common ground shared by every fighter. During his time in other countries, he could always find a safe place in the gym and his writing shares the culture of the sport with many who will never enter a ring. Wong is […]

Sharon Hashimoto captures her father’s voice in her new work, Eh, Bruddah. It’s a touching, humor-infused story of family told with a cultural bent. Hashimoto teaches at Highline Community College. Her fiction has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Shenandoah, Tampa Review, and others. Her poetry collection, The Crane Wife, was […]

Sally Neumann presents colorful, touching portraits of her kin. Humorous banter and raw descriptions are cleverly knit together in this piece. Neumann, currently a proud resident of Seattle, is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at the University of Washington. She’s fascinated by people, emotions, cults, the occult, relationships, and all the complexities […]

Claudia Rowe documents her four-year correspondence with a serial murderer in her manuscript, Prey. The poignant narrative expresses true vulnerability and depth of emotion. Rowe is a journalist, essayist, and writer of creative nonfiction. For seven years she was a regular contributor to The New York Times and several national magazines. In 2003, after a […]

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