Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken hosts Stacey Bennetts, Lacey Jane Henson, Carol Light, Sally Neumann, Johanna Stoberock, Mitsu Sundvall, and Nick Wong
- URL http://http://www.jackstraw.org
- Biography The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to provide new venues for the writer and their work. The program was created in 1997, and each year a single curator selects 12 writers/writing teams out of dozens of applicants based on artistic excellence, diversity of literary genres, and a cohesive grouping of writers. The 2012 curator is Shawn Wong. Twelve writers/writing teams are selected to participate. The program features voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and internet podcasts. All live readings are recorded, and selected portions are produced for podcasts and radio broadcast.