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Jim Snowden

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Jim Snowden is an award winning writer, editor and educator who lives in the Seattle area with his partner, Venice. Jim’s passion is telling stories about people who find the rules they’ve lived by turning against them.

Jim received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2004, where he won the David Guterson award for his work on Dismantle the Sun. He also runs a small press, MMIP Books, which published its first short story collection, Coming Unglued: Six Stories About Things Falling Apart, in May of 2011. Its next collection, Blood Promises, And Other Commitments will be out in November of 2012.

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Jim Snowden I've never had it. I've had slower times, but that's always been because of issues outside the work--depression, financial stress. As long as I keep…moreI've never had it. I've had slower times, but that's always been because of issues outside the work--depression, financial stress. As long as I keep those issues at bay, I write steadily.(less)
Jim Snowden That, if you're doing it right, you never stop learning.
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The Summer of Long Knives

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Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

James Joyce
“A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.”
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Karl Marx
“Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand.”
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Jacob Bronowski
“This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance. It was done by dogma. It was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave.”
Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

Virginia Woolf
“A thing there was that mattered; a thing, wreathed about with chatter, defaced, obscured in her own life, let drop every day in corruption, lies, chatter. This he had preserved. Death was defiance. Death was an attempt to communicate; people feeling the impossibility of reaching the centre which, mystically, evaded them; closeness drew apart; rapture faded, one was alone. There was an embrace in death.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

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