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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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Lit Crawl Seattle is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike

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Thursday, October 24 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
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There is complexity inherent in loving a place and being in a body. These queer writers wander, fixate, observe, nurture, activate, invent, and inhale place in their writing. All roads lead to hybridity, where these writers explore belonging, environment, and connection across geographic, emotional, and cultural landscapes. This reading seeks a space where there is room for our whole selves.

Featured Artists

Jordan Alam is a writer, performer, and therapist in training who is currently working on a debut novel that engages with moments of rupture in the lives of one Bangladeshi American family. They have published and performed widely, including most recently as a Town Hall Seattle Inside/Out resident. Lately, they've been thinking about ambiguous loss and how to keep houseplants alive during winter.

Meredith Arena is a queer writer from New York City, where she spent most of her life. She moved to Seattle in 2011 and learned how to drive in 2015. She is an interdisciplinary teaching artist working in public schools. Meredith participated in the 2019 Winter Tangerine writing workshop, Orchids Without Attached Things. She served on the journal Lunch Ticket for four semesters, ultimately as the Blog Editor. Her work can be found in Paragon Press: Echo, Entropy, SHIFT Queer Literary Arts Journal, Lunch Ticket, The Interdependence Project Blog, Lion’s Roar and upcoming in Silver Needle Press. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

Meredith Clark is a poet and writer whose work has received Black Warrior Review's nonfiction prize. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in the Dusie Kollektiv, Phoebe, Gigantic Sequins, Berkeley Poetry Review, and Poetry Northwest. These days she writes about trees, bodies, time, and the uncategorizable. Her first book, Lyrebird, is forthcoming from Platypus Press in 2020.

Molly Thornton is a Los Angeles based writer and writing coach who works with writers at every stage of their creative process. She is a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow, and her poetry, essays, and fiction appear in publications including The Lavender Review, baldhip magazine, The Leveller, The Seattle Globalist, and They Said anthology from Black Lawrence Press.

Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Ollie Quinn 910 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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