Raven Chronicles is
a Seattle-based literary organization established in 1991, run by Phoebe Bosche. It publishes and promotes
work that embodies the cultural diversity of writers and artists living in the Pacific
Northwest and other regions. It publishes two print magazines each year (summer
and winter), and original work on its website. This reading features prose and poetry, and maybe a surprise or two.
Reading for Raven Chronicles are Anna Bálint (poetry), Robert Francis Flor (poetry),
David Halpern (stories), Paul Hunter (poetry), and Maliha Masood (fiction)
is the author of Horse Thief, a collection of fiction that was a finalist
for the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She has taught at El Centro de la Raza, Antioch
University, and Hugo House. She is a teaching artist with Path With Art and Recovery
Café in Seattle.
was raised in Seattle’s Central Area/Rainier Valley. Several of his poems were published
in anthologies: Voices of the Asian American Experience, from the University
of Santa Cruz, and Where Are You From?, Thymos Book Project, Oregon. His
chapbook, Alaskero Memories, was published by Carayan Press in 2016.
completed his Master’s degree at Brown University, and worked as a political writer
and screenwriter for a decade before switching to a career making comic and wildlife
flipbooks. He works as a Washington State Park Ranger, and writes with humor about
the not-always-funny act of aging.
has been published in seven books and three chapbooks. His first collection of farming
poems, Breaking Ground, Silverfish Review Press, was reviewed in the New
York Times, and received the 2004 Washington State Book Award. He has been a
featured poet on The News Hour.
was born and raised in Pakistan. She is the author of travel memoirs Zaatar Days,
Henna Nights: Adventures, Dreams, and Destinations Across the Middle East (Seal
Press, 2006) and Dizzy in Karachi: A Journey to Pakistan (Booktrope Editions,
2013). Her work has been featured on NPR and PBS.
Photo credits: Anna Bálint photo by Nick Kazimir; Robert Flor photo by Lauren Davis.