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Get drunk . . . on words!

Think of Lit Crawl Seattle as a free cool reading at your favorite bar, times about 30. For one beautiful and awesomely weird night, over 80 Pacific Northwest readers and artists fill Capitol and First Hill bars with stories ranging from oyster foraging to the Jesus movement, photography of Seattle outcasts and innocents, to odes to football and salt.

In past years, we’ve hosted everyone from former National Book Award finalist Jess Walter to Lindy West. Throughout the years, we have hosted readings by VIDA, Tin House, critically-acclaimed artists such as Eileen Myles and Melissa Febos, and much more, at venues throughout the neighborhood—including Hugo House, Vermilion, Capitol Cider, Capitol Hill Library, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

In 2019, we’ll continue our tradition of 5 phases of programming: 5-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm, 7-7:45pm, 8-8:45pm, and 9-9:45pm, plus literary shenanigans at the after party at 10pm.

This year, you’ll get to take in 35+ readings and 80+ readers and performers on this year’s line up!
Save the date: Thursday, October 24th, 2019.

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Thursday, October 24 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Apocalypses Now

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It has been nearly 20 years since Y2K consumed the world. Fear of the End of Days united survivalists, religious zealots, and anxious computer programmers alike. Let's party like it's 1999 with three fantastical fiction writers whose work spans genres and styles. Ruth Joffre, Jennie Melamed, and Alexandra Oliva will each share short fiction featuring their takes on apocalypses, be they global or personal.

Featured Artists:

Ruth Joffre is the author of the short story collection Night Beast. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, The Masters Review, Lightspeed, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. Her months-long interview series with the authors, editors, and curators of craft books, essays, and resources is now running on the Kenyon Review blog. A graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ruth lives in Seattle and teaches at the Hugo House.

Originally from a rural mountain town in upstate New York, Alexandra Oliva moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. She is first-generation college educated, holding a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from The New School. Her debut novel, The Last One, was selected as a Seattle Times Best Book of 2016, and she is currently putting the finishing touches on her second novel. She lives in Woodinville with her husband, dog, and toddler son.

Jennie Melamed's debut novel GATHER THE DAUGHTERS (Little, Brown, 2017) was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award, as well as named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian and Booklist. Her writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, Teen Vogue, Lithub, and other venies. She lives in Seattle, where she works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Bauhaus 515 Harvard Ave East #121 Seattle, WA 98102

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