Packet 6: Your Writer’s Life

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“Just go toward that which you’re afraid of; go toward new forms, new challenges. Write outside your comfort zone.

— Jane Wong

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Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

One thing I talk about with my students is the sort of magical way that the universe works—every time you share what you’ve written in front of a group of people someone in the audience needs to hear what you have to say.

— Daemond Arrindell

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Daemond Arrindell is a poet, playwright, performer and teaching artist. Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University; a 2013 Jack Straw Writer; and a 2014 VONA Writer’s Workshop fellow. He has written for City Arts and Cross Cut magazines and been commissioned repeatedly by Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums. Daemond co-adapted the acclaimed contemporary and satirical novel “Welcome To Braggsville,” by T. Geronimo Johnson into a stage production for Book-It Repertory Theater.  Braggsville debuted in Seattle in June 2017.