Deanna Duff is a Seattle native whose first story was the crayon-penned Tomatoes Come Alive. A full-time freelancer, she has since contributed to 40+ regional and national publications and was honored as Washington Press Association’s 2012 Communicator of Excellence. Seattle’s art scene stole her heart. She writes about its lovable traits, habits and quirks hoping to kindle a spark for others.
Mayor’s Arts Award: Daniel Brown
The author of 'The Boys in the Boat' receives the 2015 Creative Industries award.
Fertile Ground for James Joyce
Seattle is home to many artistic efforts in response to his work, including the upcoming premiere of Steven Dietz' 'Bloomsday' at ACT Theatre.
Seattle’s First Independent Bookstore Day
What was it like? One book lover made the rounds.
Independent Bookstore Series: Arundel Books
“A bookstore is one of the few places where it’s safe to have a conversation about who you are and what you’re interested in.” Phil Bevis and Arundel Books celebrate 20 years in Seattle.
Independent Bookstore Series: University Book Store
The Grande Dame of Seattle's indie lit scene is pushing 115 and going strong.
Mayor’s Arts Award: Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
The tribal group is a diverse and generous supporter of Puget Sound organizations. "For us, arts and culture are at the heart of who we are as people. It’s how we pass down stories."
Cabinfever at the Carnation Barn
Cabinfever makes performance art inspired by—and staged in—personal living spaces.
If These Walls Could Talk
CabinFever creates live performance in a Carnation barn, kicking off their first-ever tour of site-specific performances.
Independent Bookstore Series: Chin Music Press
Godzilla watches over this Pike Place locale, equal parts bookstore and art gallery.