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Osage chosen for prestigious writer’s conference in Seattle

Ruby Murray, an Osage writer, has been chosen to participate in the 2010 EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers in Seattle, Wash.

She is among 16 artists that were selected by a panel of four arts professionals to participate in the program, according to a prepared release. The program will be a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments.

Murray, who lives in Cathlamet, Wash., writes about culture, loss, and resilience. Her work has appeared in Oregon Humanities Magazine, the Osage News, as well as various magazines and anthologies. Her essay, Beyond Chance, was read on Oregon Public Radio.

The program aims to provide artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange, according to the release. Since 2003 the program has served 398 filmmakers, visual artists and writers.

Once Murray finishes the program she will present her work at a reception held at Jack Straw Productions on March 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jack Straw Productions is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

For more information about the EDGE program, contact Nirmala Singh-Brinkman at (206) 467-8734 or e-mail her at nirmala@artisttrust.org.