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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 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Jack Straw Prose Reading

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All writing that matters to me nudges at the unknown, takes chances,” writes 2019 Jack Straw Writers Program Curator Kathleen Flenniken in the 2019 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. “Reading it is an act of discovery, which can be uncomfortable, upsetting, touching, revelatory.” Kathleen will host, introducing some of the 2019 Jack Straw Writers and their uncomfortable, upsetting, touching, revelatory work.

Featured Artists

Dianne Aprile is the author and editor of nonfiction books, including three book collaborations with visual artists and three gallery collaborations. She teaches Creative Nonfiction on the MFA faculty at Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing. Her current project is a family memoir, from which two excerpts have been nominated for Pushcart prizes. She can be heard reading her essay “Silence” at NPR’s This I Believe website, and she has an essay forthcoming in the Boom Project Anthology (Summer 2019). Her poems have appeared in journals, most recently The Raven Chronicles. Aprile received fellowships from Kentucky Arts Council and Artist Trust; grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women; a Hedgebrook Women Writers Residency and, as a journalist, she was part of a team at theLouisville Courier Journal that won a staff Pulitzer Prize.

Josh Axelrad is a writer and performer from Seattle via New York via L.A. via Hays, Kansas. His memoir,Repeat Until Rich, was published by Penguin Press. A regular at The Moth, he’s hosted StorySlams, appeared on stage nationwide, and been featured on The Moth Radio Hour.

Suzanne Warren is a fiction writer and essayist whose work appears or is forthcoming in Narrative, Gulf Coast, The Cincinnati Review, Memorious, The Prague Revue, Versal, and Post Road, which selected her story “The Raspberry King” to appear in its Guest Folio. Her story “The Country of Husbands” won an Editor’s Reprint Award from Sequestrum. Other writing awards include residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundation. Warren lives in Seattle and is currently at work on her first book, a collection of short stories titled The Country of Husbands.

Thursday October 24, 2019 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Ollie Quinn 910 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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