We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
Complete conference details, including travel, accessibility, and technology information, can be found at the conference website: andnowfestival.com.
General Inquiries: andnowfestival2019@gmail.com.
Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.

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Jen Soriano

Seattle, Washington
Jen Soriano (she/they) is a Filipinx-American writer and musician based in Seattle. She writes lyric essays and performance poetry about the intersections of trauma, health, science, politics, colonization, nature and power. They are the author of "Multiplicity From the Margins," published by Assay, which explores the potential of intersectional form to disrupt oppressive narratives and expand narrow worldviews.

Shortly after receiving their MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop (a program they highly recommend), Jen was thrilled to be chosen as a 2019 Jack Jones Yi Dae Up Fellow and a 2019 Hugo House Fellow. Melissa Febos chose her essay "Unbroken Water" as the winner of the 2019 Penelope Niven Prize, and Aisha Sabatini Sloan chose her essay "War-Fire" as the winner of the 2019 Fugue Prose Prize. These essays are part of her lyric memoir-in-progress about historical trauma and the neuroscience of healing. Jen’s chapbook "Making the Tongue Dry" is forthcoming from The Platform Chapbook Series of Arts by the People.