It's About Time Writers Reading Series - July
from Esther Helfgott, Coordinator

The It's About Time Writers Reading Series exists for all those who want to write. It is dedicated to the memory of ANNA HELFGOTT, (1899-1996), a Gray Panther, who began writing after age 70, & to the memory of NELSON BENTLEY (1918-1990), the quintessential teacher who gave Anna, & scores of others, help & hope. It’s About Time
is dedicated to an end of racism, homelessness & war.

When: Thurs. Aug. 14, 2003 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
What: Beginning & Experienced Writers, Open mike before & after scheduled readers
Where: Ravenna’s Third Place Books 6504 20th Ave NE 206-525-2347
Details: Wheelchair accessible. Free.
For information: or call 206-527-8875


SPEAKING ON THE WRITER'S CRAFT: LEN SIDDHARTHA is a Northwest writer and poet whose work has appeared in Bellowing Ark, City Primeval & other literary journals. He has been a featured reader at a number of venues in the Puget Sound area, including It’s About Time and is just back from the Port Townsend Writers Conference where he lapped up craft lectures on a daily basis & participated in a thoroughly inspiring workshop with novelist Dorothy Allison. At past conferences Len has studied with Alan Cheuse, Rebecca Seiferle, Linda Bierds, & John Haines. Poet Richard Jones has called Len’s work "pretty $@#%$#good!" But Len has never been asked to expound on the nature of the writers' craft and is thus fairly curious to know just what words will spill out of him when he ascends the podium!"

IDORE ANSCHELL spent 12 enjoyable quarters in Nelson Bentley's poetry workshop, and received a B.A. in Creative Writing. She has been published in The Seattle Review, Poetry Explosion Newsletter, & the British Pennine Ink. She was a featured poet for a Mercer Island/King County, Arts Commission event. Currently she writes in the capacities of ghost & editor & is and has been employed in an enormous number of bizarre enterprises, in Seattle and overseas.

CRYSTA CASEY declared herself a Resident Poet in the Marine Corps where she wrote propaganda as a journalist. She was locked up in a Navy Hospital for "being under the delusion" that she is a poet. She also suffers from schizophrenia. Her work has been published in The Monthly Review, Seattle Review, Fine Madness, Arkansas/Kansas Quarterly, Seattle Times, Pontoon, and others. Her first book is HEART CLINIC (Bellowing Ark Press, 1993)

LYNN MILLER works as a librarian in the Seattle Public Library. Her poems have appeared in Seattle Review, Crab Creek Review, North Atlantic Review and other literary journals.

REBECCA LOUDON lives in Seattle where she writes, teaches and plays violin for Philharmonia Northwest Chamber Orchestra. She is the leader of the Wallingford Irregulars workshop. Rebecca wrote the lyrics for the choral piece Other Voices, which was premiered at Whitman College last summer, and has recently completed a song cycle for soprano and orchestra titled Bone Island Suite. She is working on her second novel, Grotesque, a fairy-tale based on the life of photographer Diane Arbus.


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Thanks, Esther!


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