Thursday 7 pm, May 25. An evening with Claudia Castro Luna and Samar Abulhassan
Claudia Castro Luna writes poetry and non-fiction. She is Seattle’s first Civic Poet (2015-2017), the author of the chapbook This City, Floating Bridge Press, a 2014 Jack Straw Fellow and VONA (Voices of Our Nation) alumna. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981 escaping the civil war. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Her poems and prose appear in print and on-line in publications such as the Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, La Bloga, Diálogo, ARCADE, and Poetry Northwest among others. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.
Samar Abulhassan is a teaching artist and poet living in Seattle. She has worked for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools Program since 2008. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University, where she studied fiction. She is a Hedgebrook alum, has published five chapbooks (including Farah and Nocturnal Temple), and loves working between poetry and prose.