Projects
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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Curd Majesty

Curd Majesty

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Name: Curd Majesty Date: ongoing Produced by: Not Location: Internet Link: You can find field recordings on SoundCould. Description: Most of the human sounds that we hear have evolved as communication signals that transfer useful information from one individual to others of the same cultural group. Some sounds, such as the alarm calls made when […]

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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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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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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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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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Unassociated Writers Conference

Unassociated Writers Conference

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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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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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