Convergence Writers Series

Winter 2016 Reading

Please join us for a lively reading by Seattle's new civic poet Claudia Castro-Luna

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12:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 18
Black Box Theatre

Claudia Castro-Luna is Seattle’s Civic Poet, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and a Jack Straw Fellow. She writes because the flesh remembers even when the mind forgets and moving the hand across a page is a measure of resistance. Her poems have appeared in publications such as "Riverbabble" and the "Taos Journal of Poetry and Art and City Arts" among others.

Born in El Salvador, Claudia came to the U.S. in 1981. She is working on a memoir about her experience escaping the Salvadoran Civil War; an excerpt of it appears in the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Anthology.

She has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Mills College.

Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

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Co-sponsored by the Convergence Writers Series, Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement, and Edmonds CC Foundation