As part of this year’s Jack Straw Writers Program, each of us was interviewed by curator, Shawn Wong, about our projects. Jack Straw combined segments from that interview along with a recording of my first reading covering my trip to Nashville to produce a 15-minute podcast of my book-in-progress, “Hidden City Diaries.”

For those readers who haven’t attended a Jack Straw event, this gives a flavor of what it’s been like to get up and read in front of crowds of strangers this year — which is to say, incredibly and surprisingly fun.

Our last gathering will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm at the downtown branch of Seattle Public Library. All 12 Jack Straw Writers will give a brief reading that day.

Hidden City Diaries: A Podcast

Gabriela Denise Frank takes a closer look at American cities; ruminating on the character of a place. Her travels abroad inspired her to capture regional distinctions in the United States.

SoundPages is produced by Jack Straw Productions as part of the Jack Straw Writers Program. All of the writers heard in this series are published in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and featured online at Music by Rachel Matthews and produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.