Special Guests

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Special Guests! Claudia Chinyere Akole (Australia), Lale Westvind, Shary Flenniken, Megan Kelso, Gareth Brookes (UK), Natalia Novia (Argentina), Casanova Frankenstein, and Anna Haifisch (Germany).

Stay tuned for more information including bios and previews of their work in the coming months. In the meantime, click on their names to see their work! Both Claudia and Lale designed incredible fest posters for us, and all the special guests will be participating in Short Run in different ways – leading workshops, giving performances, offering mentorship, and in one case, a career-spanning, live-streamed interview.

We’re hosting Natalia Novia (and her partner Ariel Lopez V.) via a partnership with Entre Ríos Books, Anna Haifisch is our guest thanks to Villa Aurora and Goethe Pop Up Seattle. Casanova Frankenstein will be our guest with support from Fantagraphics Books, Inc.