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Release Date: 10/12/2011

2011 Jack Straw writers read from their work Nov. 5 at The Seattle Public Library

Jack Straw Writers Program

The Washington Center for the Book and Jack Straw Productions will celebrate the 2011 Jack Straw Writers Program with featured readings by 2011 Jack Straw Writers from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 on weekends. Auditorium doors open at 1:30 p.m.


The program will feature readings by 2011 Jack Straw Writers, including Nassim Assefi of Capitol Hill, Donald Fels of Fall City, Debra Jarvis of Lake City, Robert Lamirande of Seattle, Anne McDuffie of Capitol Hill, Annette Spaulding-Convy of Kingston, Harold Taw of West Seattle, Ann Teplick of Loyal Heights, Nora Wendl of Portland, Katharine Whitcomb of Ellensburg, and Maritess Zurbano of Seattle. The featured writers were chosen by Susan Rich, curator of the 2011 Jack Straw Writers Program.


The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, encourage the creation of new literary work, and provide new venues for writers and their work. Each year a curator selects 12 writers from dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres and a cohesive grouping of writers.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, Ask a Librarian or call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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