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Archive for the '2011 Writers' Category

With easy humor and an engaging voice, Robert Lamirande relays the encounters of a young adult in the dating world. Readers feel embarassed, hopeful, reminiscent, and discouraged as they experience the characters’ travails. Lamirande’s narrative is a breezy look into modern courtship. Lamirande is a writer and musician whose work has appeared in Flashquake, The […]

As a poet and fiction writer, Katharine Whitcomb serves a complex blend of sentiment. Her playful wording often frames serious content. Whitcomb is the author of a collection of poems, Saints of South Dakota & Other Poems, which was chosen by Lucia Perillo as the winner of the 2000 Bluestem Award and published by Bluestem […]

Blending nature themes and rustic imagery, Annette Spaulding-Convy has created a collection of poems that brings the past to life. Her work delves into family history and tells the story of a lost ancestor. With grace and force, Spaulding-Convy pays tribute to a forgotten individual. Spaulding-Convy’s full length collection, In Broken Latin, will be published […]

Debra Jarvis‘s humorous and personable writing invites readers to pull up a chair. Her connection to both people and animals is felt in her fluid narrative. Meet her therapy dog Max and fall in love. Jarvis works as a per diem chaplain at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She is the author of It’s Not […]

Drawing from her own experiences abroad, Nassim Assefi creates true to life scenarios playing on today’s world politics. Her characters bring different perspectives to a story that requires multi-layered explanation. From the streets of Kabul, Assefi shares the world of war in a contemporary context. Assefi is a novelist and global women’s health specialist. Author […]

Larissa Min reflects on global migration through her own family’s journey from Korea to Brazil to the United States. Her intimate story is told with poignant lyricism and brings to light not only her own history, but also the transformations that families experience through migration. Min is a fiction and non-fiction writer, photographer, linguaphile and […]

In his exploration of trade, Donald Fels brings to light stories of rich, cultural heritage. As a world traveler, artist, and writer, Fels weaves together his experiences and research, resulting in an intricate account of history. Fels is a visual artist and writer. For the past twenty-five years he has followed the trade in commodities […]

Anne McDuffie creates a sensory portrait of fog in a set of essays from an earlier chapter in her life. Her descriptions are immersive, and saturated by deep hues. The reader learns of her time in Madrid as a student and joins her for a long walk through the fog. McDuffie writes essays, poetry and […]

In his work, Harold Taw explores voice and perspective. Readers travel through cultural and emotional territory with complex characters, moving through stories with remarkable storytellers. Taw’s debut novel, Adventures of the Karaoke King (AmazonEncore 2011), is a karaoke grail quest about transplanted people from around the globe who keep falling just short of their dreams. […]

In her Jack Straw residency, Ann Teplick shares her grief, wrestling the difficulties and pain of losing parents. Her poetry imparts sorrow, beauty, love, and loss. Each word is chosen with courage, leaving the reader absorbed in the fragility of human life. Teplick is a Seattle poet, playwright, and prose writer, with an MFA in […]

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