Monday, October 5, 2009

Thurs. Oct. 8, 2009 #242

Terry Grabstein, Julene Weaver, Susan Starbuck + Jane Alynn on The Writer's Craft

Jane Alynn’s chapbook, Threads & Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Calyx, Floating Bridge Review, The Pacific Review, Quercus Review, and StringTown, as well as in many anthologies. In 2004 she won a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association. The title of Jane's craft talk is "Bright Smoke: Contradiction in Poetry"

Terry Grabstein earned a Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and a Certificate in Literary Fiction Writing from the University of Washington. She has contributed work to Writers in Performance Anthology, Mercer Island Reporter, The Leaflet, and Between the Lines. Silken Water, (Finishing Line Press, 2009), is her first poetry collection.

Julene Tripp Weaver moved to Seattle from NYC in 1989. Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails her Blues, with poems inspired by her work during the past 18 years in HIV Services. Her poems are published in many journals on and off line.

Susan Starbuck, Ph.D., M.F.A., published a biography in 2002, Hazel Wolf: Fighting the Establishment. Then she turned her back on history and converted to fiction. She currently teaches writing and literature at Antioch University Seattle, and she grew two 12-inch diameter pumpkins in her garden.