Featured Readers: Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle and Jonathan Shipley.
Jonathan Shipley is a writer whose work has appeared in such varied publications as the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Magazine, Gather Journal, and ParentMap.
His poetry has been included in Ribbons, Toasted Cheese, and an anthology of creative writing dedicated to wrestling.
Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle lives in Olympia. She uses a pen to write and regrets not trying paste at least once as a child.
Carrie writes continuously and publishes sparsely. She taught poetry, non-fiction, and fiction classes in local public schools near her home; her students ranged from kindergarten to high school age. Oddly enough that led to a life translating tech and geek for talented groups of hackers.
She finished up her dual BA and BS degrees at Evergreen State College where she studied things like picking locks, breaking into electronic systems, how not to be an easy mark (or moron) in a connected world, and the difference between privacy and security. She also learned how to write about those and other topics with greater skill, and she loves to flex those muscles especially with MS destroying her other ones.
She self-published her first book of poems, Common Measure, in 2011, and that year the volume received an honorable mention for the Cathlamet Poetry Prize.
Community Mic Readers included Koon Woon, Heidi Fosner, Georgie Kunkel, Cheryl Latif and Leopoldo Seguel.