Jack Shifflett is originally from Buffalo, New York. He was a “Writer in Residence” at the Just Buffalo Literary Center and received a Poetry Fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts; he led writing workshops for the Mental Health Association and at the Education Intervention Program (at Buffalo State College), among other places. He has lived in Missoula since 2003 and is currently Programs Coordinator for NAMI Missoula.

Special skill: Oddly, I have no special talent; but the ordinary talents I have seem to be sufficient

Why do you volunteer at Living Art? I love working with small groups and helping people express themselves through writing.

Favorite quote: “Beauty will save the world.” Dostoevsky