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OLY ARTS | Arts & Culture in the South Sound | Published by OlyWorks LLC, Olympia, Washington | Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Ned Hayes | Advertising: Tabitha Johnson | Editor Emeritus: Christian CarvajalDistribution: Street Team | Address: 120 State Ave NE #304, Olympia, WA 98501-8212

Writing Staff

Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton is an artist and writer. He writes for OLY ARTS, as well as for the Weekly Volcano, The News Tribune and Thurston Talk (Olympia)....

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Molly Gilmore

Molly Gilmore has written for many years on arts, culture and entertainment. She writes for OLY ARTS, The Olympian, The News Tribune and a variety of other South Sound...

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Rosemary Ponnekanti

Rosemary Ponnekanti

Rosemary Ponnekanti is a multimedia storyteller and data analyst. For 11 years, she was an arts and features reporter for The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. Before...

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Guy Bergstrom

Guy Bergstrom is a speechwriter and speech coach and is a member of the Professional Speechwriters Association. He is also an award-winning reporter and a contributing...

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Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher is a linguist by profession and, in her free time, a published poet and book reviewer. She’s worked on several cultural preservation projects,...

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Jennifer Crain

Jennifer Crain is a freelance writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work appears in print and online in national publications, regional magazines, trades, and...

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Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs is a Hungarian-American writer, printmaker and aspiring curator with a bachelor’s degree from New York University. She is particularly interested in...

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McKenzie Murray

McKenzie Murray

McKenzie Murray is a writer and student at the University of Washington. She’s lived in Olympia for the past seven years. She’s written for Thurston Talk and...

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Kelli Samson

Kelli Samson works as a high school English teacher, a blogger and a freelance writer based in Thurston County. She is a mother, friend, teacher, baker, writer, reader,...

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Kristopher Stewart

Kristopher Stewart is a freelance writer and college student in Washington state. After graduating from Timberline High School with three years of journalism experience...

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Jonah Barrett

Jonah Barrett is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College. He was senior coordinator and editor of TESC literary journal Vanishing Point. Jonah lives in...

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Adam McKinney

Adam McKinney

Adam McKinney has been writing professionally for over seven years. Before and during his time as a writer, he’s been involved in the South Sound arts scene,...

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Christian Carvajal

Christian Carvajal is an author, director, actor, writer and columnist based in northwestern Washington state. He was OLY ARTS‘ founding, managing editor for two...

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Ned Hayes

Ned Hayes is the author of three novels, most recently the bestselling Pacific Northwest novel The Eagle Tree, set in Olympia Washington. Ned was a freelance writer...

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