It's a Bitch to Remember
October 22, 6-6:45pm
For the third consecutive year, TPR is pleased to be a stop along the route for Lit Crawl Seattle. This year, writers Steven Barker, Jason Schmidt and Allison Ellis tackle The Project Room's current Big Question "How Are We Remembered?" with a series of stories about memory.
About the Presenters:
Steven Barker is a 2014-2015 Made at Hugo House fellow and is working on a collection of essays that detail the wide range of short-term jobs he’s held over the past ten years. When he’s not working or writing he hosts the arts and entertainment podcast Ordinary Madness (ordinarymadness.org), and he is the co-founder of Cheap Wine & Poetry and Cheap Beer & Prose.
Jason Schmidt was born in Eugene, Oregon, in 1972 and was raised up and down the I-5 corridor — but mostly on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Jason is the author of A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me, a memoir published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a Macmillan imprint. His writing has appeared in Jeopardy Magazine, Cranky Literary Journal, and ZYZZYVA, only one of which has since gone out of business. He took first place in the 4th quarter of the 1998 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest (yes, you read that right), and is the recipient of a 4Culture Art Projects grant. He holds a BA in Creative Writing and a JD, both from the University of Washington. As a law student he received the Frank E. Holman & Judge William Steinert scholarships, and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award. He can make a large cheese pizza in under 40 seconds.
Allison Ellis is a Seattle-based freelance writer. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, SELF, Redbook, Marie Claire, Fodor’s Travel Guides, ParentMap, and the Seattle Times. She is currently working on a memoir about young widowhood and her tragicomic pursuit of a new husband, and was recently selected as a 2015 Literary Contest Finalist by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.