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Thursday, October 11 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm
An Evening with John Mullen, Elizabeth Austen, Jennie Shortridge

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A former Washington state poet Laureate, a co-founder of the Seattle7, and a writer-performer renowned from coast to coast come together to close Lit Crawl Seattle with a bang.

Your Host:
Mia Lipman Irwin earned her editorial wings at University of California Press, Avalon Travel Publishing, San Francisco magazine, and Canteen magazine, and her writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, the Seattle Review of Books, Omnivoracious, and Modern Farmer, among other places. She hosts the reading and music series Lit Fix and serves on the board of directors for the Orcas Island Lit Fest. By day, she’s the director of content at the University of Washington.


Your Authors:
John Mullen was a 2014 resident in the Jack Straw Writer’s program and a 2015 recipient of a Jack Straw Artist Support grant. In 2016 he received a Seattle Arts and Culture grant to support the completion of a collection of short stories. The stories focus on growing up in a coal mining town in Northeast Pennsylvania during the Sixties and Seventies. John has performed at On the Boards, Bumbershoot, New City Theater, Annex Theater and Park West - Chicago, Mercer Island Youth Theater, Jennifer Jasper’s Family Matters and Richard Hugo House. His writing has appeared in the L.A. Times, Drawn and Quarterly, Modern Odysseys, and I Can’t Tell You Anything (Penguin Press), among others.

Former Washington state poet laureate, Elizabeth Austen is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length collection, Every Dress a Decision (Blue Begonia Press), now in its fourth printing. Since the early 2000s she’s provided on-air poetry commentary for NPR-affiliate KUOW; she also leads poetry and reflective writing workshops for healthcare providers. She’s an alumna of Antioch University-Los Angeles and Hedgebrook. Elizabeth is working a new manuscript, currently titled States of Emergency.

Jennie Shortridge is the author of five bestselling novels, including Love Water Memory and When She Flew. Her books have been translated into several languages and optioned for film, as well as being selected as American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next picks and Library Journal’s Editors’ Picks. An avid volunteer, she is the co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a nonprofit collective of Northwest authors who raise money and awareness for literature and literacy.


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Spin Cycle Records 5403, 321 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

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