Jack Straw Writers @ Walla Walla Public Library

  • 29 Sep 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Walla Walla Public Library 238 E Alder St, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

Join us for an evening of fiction and poetry with Linda Andrews, Erin Malone, Ross McMeekin, and Anca L. Szilágyi, from the 2015 class of Jack Straw fellows. Doors open at 4:30 for a light reception, and the reading begins at 5:00 pm.

Linda Andrews' poetry and stories have been featured in numerous journals and reviews including Calyx, Nimrod, Spindrift, Poetry Northwest, Crab Creek Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank, Willow Springs, Midwest Quarterly, Gadfly, and Seattle Review. A book of her poems, Escape of the Bird Women, was published by Blue Begonia Press and received a Washington State Book Award. She is the recipient of a Ucross Foundation Fellowship residency, an Artist Trust fellowship grant, a Vernon M. Spence Poetry Prize, and an Academy of American Poets Prize through the University of Washington. She has received a Jack Straw fellowship and has served a three-year term as a judge for the Washington State Book Awards.

Erin Malone's two poetry collections are Hover, and a chapbook, What Sound Does It Make. Her work has appeared in journals such as FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, West Branch, Radar Poetry, Verse Daily, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships from Kimmel-Harding Nelson, The Anderson Center, and Ucross Foundation. She is Editor of Poetry Northwest. Find her at www.erinmalone.net.

Ross McMeekin’s debut novel, The Hummingbirds, was published by Skyhorse in early 2018. His short fiction has appeared recently in Virginia Quarterly Review, Post Road Magazine, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. He edits the literary journal Spartan and has received fellowships from the Richard Hugo House and Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. He lives in Lake Forest Park, WA with his wife and two children. Find him at rossmcmeekin.com.

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness calls "a striking debut from a writer to watch." Her writing appears in Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, Lilith Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Made at Hugo House, and Jack Straw Cultural Center. Find her at ancawrites.com.

The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce Northwest writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new literary work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their work.

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