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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

Burn Strunk

Projects

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

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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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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Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys

Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys

Books

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

Writer in Residence at Necessary Fiction

Projects

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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