Snoqualmie Six Pack: 6 Writers Read at the Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Reclaim Snoqualmie from two car garages and bicycle trails and help celebrate Douglas fir, fire trucks and steam.

Join writers Matt Briggs, Anna Maria Hong, Jared Leising, Jeannette Alee, Vincent Standley, and Matthew Simmons at the Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival. They will read at Isadora’s Books and Café (8062 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie just across the street from the Snoqualmie Depot) on Sunday August 7th at 2:00 p.m. (425) 888-1345. Briggs will read from his new (soon to be published novel), Shoot the Buffalo, set in Snoqualmie. Hong and Alee will demonstrate historic logging lingo. Leising will discuss the province of Snoqualmie hops. Page and Simmons will read, perhaps, one sentence stories, among other things.

JEANNETTE ALEE is a finalist for the 2005 Iowa Review Award in Poetry and winner of the 2004 Hugo House New Works competiton. She has poetry in Fence, The Iowa Review, and Pontoon.

MATT BRIGGS was raised in the Snoqualmie Valley in the 1970s. His books The Remains of River Names, Misplaced Alice, The Moss Gatherers, and the soon to be released novel, Shoot the Buffalo are set in the valley. His stories have appeared in The Seattle Review, 5_Trope, StringTown, The North Atlantic Review and ZYZZYVA.

ANNA MARIA HONG is the Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House. Her first poetry competition is a finalist in the 2005 National Poetry Series book competition. Her poems have been in Fence, Purto del Sol, Crab Orchard Review, Golden Handcuffs Review. The Stranger, an alternative weekly in Seattle, informed its readers that she was someone to watch in 2004.

JARED LEISING has published stories in poems in Pontoon, Crab Creek Review, Stringtown and on Metro Buses. He teaches English at Cascadia Community College.

VINCENT STANDLEY is the editor and publisher of 3rd Bed. He just moved to Seattle.

MATTHEW SIMMONS lives in Seattle with his cat, Emmett. He is the web editor for, and does something computer related for the U Bookstore.

Snoqualmie Six Pack is sponsored by The Greasy Hussy Research Institute and Isadora’s Books and Café.

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