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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 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
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Come hear alums from the Mt. Rainier artists' residency share from their work, including poet Jill Bergantz Carley, young adult fiction author Karen Finneyfrock, essayist JM Wong and YA author Stephanie Kuehnert.

Featured Artists

Jill Bergantz Carley '17 (jillbergantzcarley.com) of Calaveras County, California, has published poetry in Opossum, Entropy, Silver Needle, Collective Unrest, The Hellebore, and beyond. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her chapbook Animal Vegetable Mineral is forthcoming from Uncollected Press in 2020. Her conceptual textile sculpture work has been shown at bg Gallery, CTRL Collective, and the de Young Museum.

Karen Finneyfrock '16 (www.karentfinneyfrock.com) of Seattle is a poet and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novels The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children's Books, as well as the poetry collection Ceremony for the Choking Ghost (Write Bloody). A former Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, she teaches in Seattle's Writers-in-the-Schools program.

Stephanie Kuehnert (www.stephaniekuehnert.com) is the author of the Young Adult novels, I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE and BALLADS OF SUBURBIA, both published by MTV Books. Her memoir, PIECES OF A GIRL, is forthcoming from Dutton Young Readers. She has been a contributing writer to Rookie magazine and Jezebel.

JM Wong '19 is a Seattle-based writer, translator, and organizer. They care about issues related to gender, labor, race, and incarceration. Their work has appeared in The Nation, The Seattle Globalist, and elsewhere, and they also translate poetry from Chinese into English.

Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Highline Bar 210 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

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