Tuesday, October 12, 2010

updated calendar

Thurs. July 8, 2010 #251 Tom Aslin, Berthany Reid, Rebecca Meredith
+ Michael Spence on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. August12, 2010 #252 Nu Quang, Lynn Miller, Ellen Bovarnick, Denise Calvetti Michaels
No craft talk tonight

No reading in Sept - Rosh Hashanah

Thurs. Oct. 14, 2010 #253 Ann Teplick, Monica Schley, Georgia S. McDade + John W. Marshall on The Writer's Craft

No reading in Nov - the library will be closed due to Memorial day.

Thurs. December 9 2010 # 254 Carol Levin, Gerry McFarland, plus one
+ Elizabeth Colen on The Writer's Craft
2011 Calendar

Thurs. Jan 13, 2011 #255 Emily Dietrich, Leonard Orr, Michael Spence + Deborah Woodard
on The Writer's Craft

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's About Time Writers Reading Series #250 June 10th

It's About Time Writers Reading Series #250
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Ballard Branch, Seattle Public Library
Street: 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
City/Town: Seattle, WA

Thurs. June 10, 2010 #250 Selene David, Bruce Taylor, Anne Sweet
+Terry Grabstein on The Writer's Craft

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.

Selene David was raised in Virginia and wrote her first poem when she was 9 years old. She has been employed as a therapist for 23 years and continues to love writing poetry. Two of her poems were included in The Poet Within, edited by Diane Tait. Selene says she writes about everything she loves: family, friends, nature, spiritual practice, and love itself.

Bruce Taylor, aka “Mr. Magic Realism,” currently has a magic realist novella ”13 Miles to Paradise” in the collection Alembical. His other recent work, Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity, (Redjack Press, introduction by Jay Lake) took eighteen years to get published. Bruce has his first of the Kafka’s Uncle series published by Afterbirth Books (nominated for the &NOW AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE WRITING (SUNY, NY, 2009) and with introduction by Brian Herbert) and has the other two (Kafka’s Uncle: the Unfortunate Sequel and Other Insults to the Morally Perfect and Kafka’s Uncle: The Ghastly Prequel and Other Tales of Love and Pathos from the World’s Most Powerful, Third-World Banana Republic out to various editors.

M. Anne Sweet is a poet and artist. Her poetry collection, Nailed to the Sky, is out from Gazoobi Tales. She has read extensively throughout the Puget Sound area, and her poetry has appeared in many print and online literary journals. She is a past winner of the Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance Award. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/98e59;www.studiosixeight.com

NOTE: If you don't find bios here one month, check face book or the About Time website

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thurs March 11, 2010 #247

Time: 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Location: Ballard library

Thurs March 11, 2010 #247 - Michael Daley on The Writer's Craft: "Misdirections, making a new poem by imitating others"
+ Priya Keefe, Peter Ludwin, and Laura Snyder

Michael Daley published The Straits (Empty Bowl, Port Townsend) in 1983, Way Out There, essays (Pleasure Boat Studio, New York), in 2007, To Curve (Word, Cincinnati) in 2008 and Moonlight In The Redemptive Forest, his latest book of poems including an Artist Trust sponsored cd, was just released by Pleasure Boat Studio in February, 2010. Michael will be speaking on "Misdirections, making a new poem by imitating others."

Priya Keefe entered life through the door of the Pike Place Market. Publications include qarrtsiluni, Pontoon 7, Metro Poetry Buses, Drash, and Real Change. Performances include Seattle City Council, Bumbershoot festival, Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance, and Band of Poets. She taught a poetry class at Seattle Central Community College in fall of 2009 and is studying for an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.

Peter Ludwin is the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust. He was the Second Prize Winner of the 2007-2008 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards, and a Finalist for the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award. For the past nine years he has been a participant in the San Miguel Poetry Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he has studied under such noted poets as Mark Doty, Alfred Corn, Linda Gregg, C.K. Williams and Tony Barnstone. His work has appeared in many journals, including Common Ground Review, The Comstock Review, The Fourth River, Midwest Quarterly and South Carolina Review, to name a few. His first full length collection, A Guest in All Your Houses, was published in 2009 by Word Walker Press, which nominated several poems for Pushcart Prizes

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dec. 10, 2009

Please see the It's About Time Writers facebook group for schedule.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

November 12th reading

Thurs. Nov 12, 2009 #243 Jeremy Halinen, Carol Guess, Elizabeth J. Colen
+ Kim-An Lieberman on The Writer's Craft

Kim-An Lieberman holds a Ph.D. in Vietnamese American literature from the University of California, Berkeley and teaches English at Seattle’s Lakeside School. Her work appears in Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, and other journals. Her first collection of poems, Breaking the Map, was published in 2008 by Blue Begonia Press.

Elizabeth J. Colen’s poetry has recently appeared in The Normal School, Exquisite Corpse, Rhino, and other venues. Her first book of poetry, Money for Sunsets will be released by Steel Toe Books in September 2010. Find out more at http://elizabethjcolen.blogspot.com

Jeremy Halinen is a coeditor and cofounder of Knockout Literary Magazine. Some of his recent poems appear in Best Gay Poetry 2008, Ganymede, New Mexico Poetry Review, Poems Against War, and White Crane. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.

Carol Guess is the author of five books of poetry and prose, most recently Tinderbox Lawn (Rose Metal Press, 2008). She is Associate Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Creative Writing and Queer Studies

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.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009 #241

Sarah Vap, Todd Fredson, Susan Rich + Jeff Encke on The Writer's Craft

Jeff Encke taught writing and criticism at Columbia University for several years, serving as writer-in-residence for the Program in Narrative Medicine while completing his PhD in English in 2002. He now teaches literature at Richard Hugo House. His poems have appeared in or forthcoming from American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bat City Review, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, Salt Hill, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. In 2004, he published Most Wanted: A Gamble in Verse, a series of love poems addressed to Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi war criminals printed on a deck of playing cards. Jeff will be reading from his essay Unwinding the Given: On Linda Bierds originally published in Octopus magazine.

Sarah Vap is the author of Dummy Fire, which won the 2006 Saturnalia Poetry Prize, and American Spikenard, which won the 2006 Iowa Poetry Prize. She is co-editor of poetry for the online journal 42 Opus, and lives with her husband and their two sons on the Olympic Peninsula. Her next book, Faulkner’s Rosary, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in 2010.

Todd Fredson's poems have appeared in Poetry International, Blackbird, Court Green, 42 Opus, Gulf Coast, First Intensity, Pistola, Puerto del Sol, RUNES, Slush Pile and other journals. He has received several awards in support of his work. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2007. He is the director of programming at the McReavy House Museum of Hood Canal and a writer for Read Right Systems in Shelton, WA. Todd lives in the Skokomish Valley, with his wife, Sarah Vap, and their two sons.

Susan Rich is the author of three collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, and The Alchemist’s Kitchen. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times (of London) Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Recent poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Harvard Review, and Poetry Ireland Review. Susan Rich grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and now makes her home in Seattle.