Authors to read their work at Northwind Arts Center on Thursday

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature Jim Cantú and Kathryn Hunt at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The readings will be in the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation. All proceeds will support the Northwind Arts Center.

Cantú has penned poems, prose and personal essays. He was one of the 2016 Port Townsend Angels of History presenters and presented original work at the 2016 Seattle Lit Crawl.

In August 2016, he was the writer-in-residence for the monthlong La Cocina, a Pop-Up Latinx Artists’ Salon hosted by La Sala and held in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair.

His poem “Birthday“ appeared in the February 2016 issue of the online Whirlwind magazine.

In 2015, his poem “Where Is My Home?” was included in the 4Culture and King County Metro Poetry on the Buses project. He also is a graduate of the Artist Trust 2016 Literary Edge program.

Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review and Narrative.

Her first collection of poems, “Long Way Through Ruin,” was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2013.

Before pursuing freelance writing and filmmaking full time, she worked as a waitress, a shipscaler, a short-order cook, a bookseller, a printer and a food bank coordinator.

Northwind is a nonprofit that sponsors visual, musical and literary art events and education on the Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, see northwindarts.org or call Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

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