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Monday, August 6, 2007

The 2007 Genius Award Winners Take Their Cakes

posted by on August 6 at 11:08 AM

The Seattle P-I broke the news of who’s getting 2007 Stranger Genius Awards last week.

This year’s winners are filmmaker Linas Phillips, visual artist Alex Schweder, poet Heather McHugh, actor Amy Thone, and the Strawberry Theatre Workshop.

Every year, winners are notified with QFC cakes, although the way the cakes are delivered is always slightly different.

This year, the fifth for the Genius Awards, the cake hand-offs happened within a two-block area on Capitol Hill, as the winners were asked to lunch by Stranger writers.

Only McHugh, on vacation in Victoria, B.C., failed to get her cake in person. Dodge mailed it to her, much to the consternation of the post office clerk who told the unconcerned Dodge that the cake didn’t have a prayer of arriving intact.

How did the winners respond when they got their cakes? This year, for the first time, we captured their responses on video:

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Is that cake to BC the reason you were asking about Trifle last week?

Posted by Callie | August 6, 2007 12:29 PM

All well deserved! Mr. Linas Phillips produces great work, I'm looking forward to his Speeches film.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | August 6, 2007 12:42 PM

Callie -- yes.

Posted by christopher frizzelle | August 6, 2007 12:52 PM

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