Carolyne Wright, a local Seattle poet, is one of the 2014 CityArtist award recipients, with the first of numerous readings coming up on February 12. Wright received funds to continue development of new work on This Dream the World, a collection of her poetry which focuses on women, specifically “confronting family and national history.”
Wright will be presenting a reading as part of the Beacon Bards series at The Station Café on Beacon Hill on February 12 at 7pm Wright is pleased to present on Beacon Hill specifically for the chance to bolster literary events and public readings in the neighborhood. Joining her that evening is Kathryn Hunt, who will be reading from her collection of poems, Long Way through Ruin. This event is free with a post-reading open mic.
Previous to this, Wright authored nine books of poetry, won multiple awards including several from the Poetry Society of America, and published pieces in various magazines, including North American Review, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Review. She is a native Seattleite, attending Roosevelt High School and Seattle University before getting her doctorate at Syracuse University, receiving two different Fulbright grants, and travelling around the world.
The CityArtist program supports the development and presentation of work by independent Seattle-based artists. Awards may support new works, works in progress, re-mounted or finished work. Projects must include public presentations in Seattle. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle’s diversity. Learn more about it here.
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