Author : mattbriggs
PowerPoint Off

PowerPoint Off

Projects

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

The End is the Beginning

Books

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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Roethke Readings

Roethke Readings

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Name: Roethke Readings Date: August 2007 Produced by: Presented by ACT and Eleventh Hour Productions Location: ACT Theater, Seattle WA Link: YouTube Promo Video Description: The Roethke Readings, an event inspired by the early 20th-century nightclub, Cabaret Voltaire. The readings took place after First Class on August 9, 16 and 23 at 9:00 p.m., and […]

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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

Shoot the Buffalo

Books

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

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

The Moss Gatherers

Books

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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Unassociated Writers Conference

Unassociated Writers Conference

Projects

Name: Unassociated Writers Conference Date: April 2, 2005 Produced by: Matt Briggs, Clear Cut Press, and Western Front Society Location: Western Front Society](http://front.bc.ca/), Vancouver BC Link: Summary Sheet (PDF) Description: On April 2nd, more than 300 writers, readers and producers of independent literature gathered in the space of unassociation during the day to read, listen, […]

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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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Regional Wrangle

Regional Wrangle

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This is a copy of my presentation in what was called The Regional Wrangle where I argued for a Pacific Northwest regional identity against Lyall Bush, who was on the con side. This happened at Richard Hugo House June 2004. Christopher Frizzelle wrote about it his Nightstand column shortly afterward. (Frizzelle said I lost.) The […]

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