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2004 Jack Straw Writers Program
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Topical Interview Index

Here you'll find a collection of common themes that arose during interviews by curator Belle Randall with each of the participants of this year's program. Hyperlinks on the name of the writer will take you to that portion of their interview, with additional numbers linking to subsequent mentions of the topic in the same interview. You can return to this page to cross-reference other writers' interviews.
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We encourage you to discuss any of the topics here, and many more, in the Discussion Board.

The most frequently recurring topics from 2004 interviews are:
ART







Elliott Bronstein
Ezra Mark

Roberta Olson
Clemens Starck

Martin Marriott
; 2(modern)
James Reed
; 2; 3(film)
Michael Kloss
Janée Baugher
CHARACTER/AUTHOR

Irene Wanner
Janée Baugher
CO-AUTHORSHIP


Ezra Mark
Richard Denner
Janée Baugher
COMMUNITY/SOCIETY


Irene Wanner
Martin Marriott; 2
Michael Kloss
CRAFT




Donald Kentop; 2
Elliott Bronstein
Clemens Starck
James Reed
Richard Denner
FORM








Donald Kentop; 2
Stephen Thomas; 2; 3; 4
Elliott Bronstein
John Olson
; 2
Roberta Olson
Clemens Starck
Martin Marriott
James Reed
Michael Kloss
GENRE




Irene Wanner; 2
Ezra Mark

John Olson

Kathryn Christman

Janée Baugher
INFLUENCES





Donald Kentop
Ezra Mark
James Reed; 2
Michael Kloss
Richard Denner; 2
Janée Baugher; 2
INSPIRATION







Elliott Bronstein
Roberta Olson
; 2
Martin Marriott
James Reed
Michael Kloss
Donald Kentop
Richard Denner
Janée Baugher
INTERNALIZING LIT.

Stephen Thomas
Elliott Bronstein
LIT & CULTURE




Elliott Bronstein
John Olson
Clemens Starck; 2; 3
Kathryn Christman
Janée Baugher
MEMORIZATION


Stephen Thomas; 2
Clemens Starck
Michael Kloss
MUSIC




Donald Kentop
Elliott Bronstein
Ezra Mark
Martin Marriott
Kathryn Christman; 2
NOVELS

Elliott Bronstein
Michael Kloss
PERFORMANCE






Stephen Thomas
Elliott Bronstein
Donald Kentop

John Olson

Roberta Olson
Martin Marriott; 2
Michael Kloss
PLACE/GEOGRAPHY




Irene Wanner; 2; 3
Clemens Starck; 2
James Reed
Kathryn Christman; 2
Richard Denner
POLITICS


Donald Kentop
John Olson
Martin Marriott
PUBLICATION



Irene Wanner; 2
Ezra Mark
Richard Denner
Janée Baugher
REVISION





Elliott Bronstein; 2
Roberta Olson
; 2
Clemens Starck; 2
Martin Marriott
Michael Kloss
Kathryn Christman
SCIENCE

John Olson
Janée Baugher
SECRET WRITING



Elliott Bronstein
Irene Wanner
Clemens Starck
Michael Kloss
SOUND SENSE



Stephen Thomas
Donald Kentop
Ezra Mark
Roberta Olson
SPOKEN WORD-PUB



Donald Kentop
Elliott Bronstein
John Olson
Clemens Starck; 2
TEACHING


Irene Wanner
Martin Marriott
Janée Baugher
TECHNIQUE

Elliott Bronstein; 2
Donald Kentop
VOICE







Elliott Bronstein
Irene Wanner

Ezra Mark
Clemens Starck
James Reed
Kathryn Christman
Richard Denner
Janée Baugher
WHY WRITE



Stephen Thomas
Elliott Bronstein
Kathryn Christman; 2; 3
Janée Baugher
WRITERLY PURSUITS




Elliott Bronstein
Irene Wanner
John Olson
Kathryn Christman; 2
Janée Baugher
WRITERS' COMMUNITY






Elliott Bronstein
Irene Wanner
; 2
Roberta Olson
Clemens Starck
Martin Marriott
James Reed
Michael Kloss
WRITING HISTORY/
YOUTH



Stephen Thomas
Elliott Bronstein
Clemens Starck
James Reed
Richard Denner
Discussion Board

Now in its eighth season, the Jack Straw Writers Program was established as a component of our Artist Support Program, which assists artists in all disciplines who want to incorporate sound in their work. The purpose of the Writers Program is to encourage the creation of new literary work, to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, and to present them in live readings, on the air, and on the web. Each year an invited curator selects up to fourteen writers from a large pool of applicants. Participating writers receive training in vocal presentation and microphone technique, and their readings and interviews are recorded for use in radio broadcasts and on our web site. Their writing is also published in the annual Jack Straw Writers Anthology, available from the Jack Straw store.

A series of public readings, events, and radio programs featuring these writers commenced in May 2004. During September and October 2004, readings aired on KUOW-FM 94.9, and you can find a streaming archive of these episodes on "Radio Intersection" and "The Beat."

Jack Straw Productions would like to thank The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Breneman Jaech Foundation, ArtsFund, the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, King County 4Culture Lodging Tax Fund, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and our individual contributors for their vital support of our programs and services. Special thanks to Humanities Washington for support of the Jack Straw Writers Forum.

For more information about the Jack Straw Writers Program please contact Jack Straw Productions at (206) 634-0919.

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