Catch the Jack Straw Writers Showcase on November 3

The Jack Straw Writers Showcase is one of the best ways to discover new writers to love. Committed to helping writers learn the craft of the page and the stage, Jack Straw has been around for twenty-two years (just old enough to drink!) and fostered some of the best-known names in town. Come out to the Central Library on November 3, take a seat in the Microsoft Auditorium, and prepare to be delighted — and to walk out with a list of names to watch for.

Jack Straw residents are curated each year by a known Seattle voice — this year, Daemond Arrindell — and the Writers Showcase is an incredible display of talent across genres, themes, and tone. 2018 residents include Kamari Bright, Dujie Tahat, and many others listed on our sponsor feature page.

The Jack Straw Showcase is hosted by The Seattle Public Library, who is also this week's sponsor. We're incredibly grateful for their support of this site and our literary community.

Sponsors like The Seattle Public Library make the Seattle Review of Books possible. Did you know you can sponsor us, too? There's only ONE slot remaining in our fall/winter block, for the week of January 21. Grab it fast, and be one of the first books (or events) our readers see in 2019! Take a glance at our sponsorship information page for details.