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Archive for the '2009 Writers' Category

In her second Jack Straw Writers Residency, Anna Balint explores themes of war, motherhood, ethnic identity, and family legacy. She draws upon her diverse experiences, as an activist, mother and grandmother, in her writing. Having gotten her start as a poet, Anna moved into fiction to be able to tell stories. Balint is the author […]

Through her series of poems about Little Red Riding Hood, Lana Hechtman Ayers has pushed a storybook character into the throes of real life. Red deals with complex relationships, temptation, and frustration with traditional gender roles. Lana says in her live reading that she was abducted by Red and consumed with writing about her. Lana […]

Meet a few of this year’s writers in personal interviews with Writers Program Curator Donna Miscolta. You’ll discover links between poetry and music, a writer’s method of character development, and some tips on presenting written work. Michael Magee, Anna Balint, and Angela Martinez Dy share their ideas and a sampling of their work. Please join […]

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