The Sorting Room Residency
Seattle7Writers' Sorting Room is a physical space combining two programs which are special parts of Seattle’s reading and writing communities: our long-established Pocket Library Program and our Writer's Residency. As an organization made up of working, published writers who’ve logged the hours and miles and setbacks of the creative and business sides of this profession, we understand the need for a quiet place for contemplation and work. If you are a writer interested in a cost-free residency in our Sorting Room, please reach out to us via email.
Colleen Louise Barry is a poet and artist living in Seattle. Colleen applied to the Sorting Room Residency with hopes of finishing her poetry manuscript Diary, and knocking out another 65 pages of her poetry-comic Badlands. Colleen wrote the first draft of Diary during her MFA program. Colleen expects Badlands to be about 200 pages in final form. Her previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, The Tampa Review, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. She runs the interdisciplinary publishing project, small press book shop, and gallery Mount Analogue in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
By offering workspace to writers who could use one, we hope to help keep Seattle’s creative community healthy and thriving, one writer at a time.
Seattle7Writers is grateful to Amazon Literary Partnership for their support of this program.