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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 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Scary Stories to Tell in the Bar

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Horror sits on the edge of expectation: the space between what people are comfortable with and what will surprise them. Cozy up with three of Seattle's best horror writers, Jarret Middleton, Chavisa Woods, Ramon Isao, and host Christina Montilla for a night of spooky fiction.

Featured Artists

Jarret Middleton is the author of Darkansas and the novella, An Dantomine Eerly. He was the founding editor of Seattle’s Dark Coast Press and the classics library Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Shelf Awareness, The Quarterly Conversation, The Weeklings, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Collagist, SmokeLong Quarterly, and HTMLGIANT. He teaches a novel bootcamp and a class on literary horror at Richard Hugo House.

Author of 100 Times (A Memoir of Sexism), the short story collection, Things To Do When You’re Goth in the Country, and two other books, Chavisa Woods is a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, the Kathy Acker Award in writing, the Cobalt Fiction Prize, and was a three time Lambda Literary Award finalist. She has appeared on The Young Turks, NPR’s 1A, and as a featured performer at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, LitHub, Electric Lit, The Brooklyn Rail, The Evergreen Review, New York Quarterly, and many other publications.

Ramon Isao is a recipient of The Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His work appears in The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Hobart, The American Reader, and what have you. His screenplay credits include Zombies of Mass Destruction, Dead Body, and Grow Op (in which he co-stars). He is the assistant fiction editor at New Orleans Review, and teaches writing classes at Hugo House.


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Pine Box 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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