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Who is Matt Briggs?
About
Who is Matt Briggs?

Who is Matt Briggs?

About

Matt Briggs’ books, particularly The Remains of River Names and the novel Shoot the Buffalo, are to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest what Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and Grapes of Wrath were to the Salinas Valley and Monterey, or William Faulkner’s best work to New Orleans. Briggs has the language, cadence, and rain-shrouded soul of the Northwest honed to perfection in his candid […]

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Burn Strunk
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Burn Strunk

Burn Strunk

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Name: Burn Strunk Date: 10/15/2017 – current Produced by: Matt Briggs Location: Online Link: Burnstrunk.wordpress.com Description: Burn Strunk is a series of posts where I plan to revisit the rules in the classic style book, Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. The tiny yellow book has endured for more than a hundred […]

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Jack Straw Writers Program, 1997-2016
Anthologies
Jack Straw Writers Program, 1997-2016

Jack Straw Writers Program, 1997-2016

Anthologies

Editor: Phoebe Boche Publication date: November 2016 Press: Raven Chronicles Press Format: Paperback Language: English Buy Synopsis The work that Jack Straw Cultural Center did and does with community groups like the Seattle World School; their work with arts and heritage organizations; their commitment to educational programs for youth and adults of all ages: this […]

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dei fiumi resta il nome
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Genius / 21 Century / Seattle
Anthologies
Moss Volume One
Anthologies
Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers
Anthologies
Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers

Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers

Anthologies

Editor: Ryan Boudinot Publication date: September 2015 Press: Sasquatch Books Format: Hardback Language: English ISBN: 1570619867 Buy Synopsis This bookish history of Seattle includes essays, history and personal stories from such literary luminaries as Frances McCue, Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Evison, Tree Swenson, Jim Lynch, and Sonora Jha among many others. Timed […]

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The Double E
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Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys
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Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys

Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys

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Publication date: March 2013 Press: Publication Studio Portland Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 1624620663 Buy Synopsis Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys tells stories set at the boundary between real men and boys in man drag. In the title story, a man tells the various myths associated with his manhood from the Breakfast Club […]

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Writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction
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Writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction

Writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction

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Name: Writer-in-Residence Date: August 2010 Produced by: Necessary Fiction Location: Internet Link: Writer-in-Residence at Necessary Fiction Description: As writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction for the entire month of August 2010, Matt Briggs posted a new piece of fiction every day (more or less). He published the entire new edition of his first book, a […]

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The Strong Man
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PowerPoint Off
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PowerPoint Off

PowerPoint Off

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Name: PowerPoint Off Date: November 18th 2008 Produced by: Final State Press Location: Jewel Box Theater / Rendezvous Link: powerpointoff.blogspot.com Description: On November 18th, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Jewel Box Theater in Belltown (free of charge), Matt Briggs and Doug Nufer presented their “roadmap” for the future of the community writing organization Richard […]

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The End is the Beginning
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The End is the Beginning

The End is the Beginning

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Publication date: August 2008 Press: Final State Press Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 0615203760 Buy Synopsis I had seen the movies. I had read the books. I had dreamed of this moment, often. The Plague of Fur began, as such things do, with a faint smudge of peach fuzz. The fur, once invented, contained the […]

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Take the Cake
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Take the Cake

Take the Cake

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Name: Take the Cake: Celebrating Stranger Genius Award Winners 2003-2006 Date: November 2 – December 14, 2006 Produced by: ArtPatch and The Henry Gallery Location: The Henry Gallery, Seattle WA Link: Gathering Genius Award winners under one roof is a smart and fun — idea in The Seattle PI Description: After hosting the 4th Annual […]

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Shoot the Buffalo
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Shoot the Buffalo

Shoot the Buffalo

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Shoot the Buffalo Publication date: December 2005 Press: Clear Cut Press (out of print) Press: Publication Studio Portland Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 0972323473 Buy Winner of the American Book Award, 2006 Nominated for a Washington State Book Award, 2006 Synopsis The summer Aldous Bohm turns nine, his parents move to the woods near Snoqualmie, […]

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Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel
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Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel

Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel

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Name: Trapdoor 62: The Dream Interpretation Panel Date: October 2, 2005, July 22, 2006, and September 4, 2006 Produced by: The Po Show and The Fisher Ensemble Location: Theater Schmeater, Seattle WA, Bumbershoot 2006, Seattle WA Link: Theater Schmeater opens a ‘Trapdoor’ to surreal slumber, Seattle PI Description: Using only words, an Indian harmonium, and […]

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The Moss Gatherers
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The Moss Gatherers

The Moss Gatherers

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The Moss Gatherers Publication date: March 2005 Press: StringTown Press Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 0971896739 Buy Synopsis A sense of the bizarre unique to the Northwest runs through the stories in Moss Gatherers: a French cyclist is murdered by supposed “moss gatherers” in costal Oregon; a child has fungus growing on his forehead; and […]

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Resuscitating Utopia
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Resuscitating Utopia

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Name: Resuscitating Utopia: Contemporary Music, Literature, and Art from the Oregon Territory Date: Spring 2005 Produced by: Richard Hugo House, 4 Culture, and Allen Charitable Foundation For The Arts. Location: Richard Hugo House Link: Summary Sheet (PDF) Description: In the spring of 2005, I presented a series of performances addressing the idea of utopia as […]

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Reading Seattle: The City in Prose
Anthologies
Writers on Work
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Writers on Work

Writers on Work

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Name: Writers on Work Date: Spring 2004 Produced by: Matt Briggs / Richard Hugo House Location: Richard Hugo House Link: Summary Sheet (PDF) Description: Writers on Work celebrated labor vital to the life of Seattle. Poet Lyn Coffin translated the voices YMCA case reports, performance artist Stokley Towles road in a North Precinct squad car […]

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Rendezvous Reading Series
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Rendezvous Reading Series

Rendezvous Reading Series

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Name: Rendezvous Reading Series Date: 1991 – 2004 Produced by: Matthew Stadler, Frances McCue, Rebecca Meredith, Novella Carpenter, Paula Gilovich, Rachel Kessler, Matt Briggs Location: Presented by discounted space at The Jewel Box, the Northwest Film Forum, and Richard Hugo House, among others over the years Link: “The Bratty, Catty Reading Series” in The Stranger […]

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The Rendezvous Reader
Anthologies
Split: A Generation Raised on Divorce
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Misplaced Alice
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Misplaced Alice

Misplaced Alice

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Misplaced Alice Publication date: March 2002 Press: StringTown Press Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 0971896704 Buy Synopsis Misplaced Alice is a collection of seventeen very short stories. Many of the stories are only three pages long. They have appeared in magazines such as The Cortland Review, Chrysanthmum, Timber Creek, and ZYZZYVA. Blurbs I was highly […]

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The Remains of River Names
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