R117. The Raven Chronicles at 23

Room 607, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


In 1991, Raven started as a multicultural magazine of art, literature, and the spoken word. Why and how has it persisted? Each reader briefly describes why Raven made a difference in their very diverse careers, covering things like: flexibility of form, openness to new writing, sense of place, and roots of storytelling. Raven is also one of the earliest magazines to have an online presence. Each participant reads from his or her work.



Kathleen Alcala is the author of five books set in the Southwest and Mexico, including Spirits of the Ordinary and The Desert Remembers My Name. She has received the Western States Book Award, PNBA Award for Fiction, and the Governor's Writers Award. She teaches Creative Writing in Washington.

Anna Bálint is the author of three books. Her story collection Horse Thief was a finalist for the PNBA Book Award. Currently, she is working on a novel rooted in the Roma experience of the Holocaust. She is an editor for Raven Chronicles magazine.

Matt Briggs is the author of eight works of fiction including The Double E and Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys. His novel, Shoot the Buffalo, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation in 2006.

Donna Miscolta is the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced. Her short story manuscript has been a runner-up for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award and a finalist for the Grace Paley Prize. Her work was selected for inclusion in New California Writing 2013.

Carletta Carrington Wilson's poems, most recently, appeared in the Raven Chronicles, Cimarron Review, and Pilgrimage. Her exhibit, book of the bound, featuring collages and poems exploring text, textiles, and narratives of cloth was exhibited at the Northwest African American Museum.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center