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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
The Poet Salon

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The Poet Salon is a podcast where poets talk over drinks. In each episode, cohosts Gabrielle Bates, Luther Hughes, and Dujie Tahat answer a question from the audience and then interview a poet they love about some of the issues, challenges, and delights of being a poet today. Recent guests include Hanif Abdurraqib, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Ross Gay, and Danez Smith. You can listen wherever you get podcasts, and check them out online at https://www.thepoetsalon.com / on Twitter at @PoetSalonPod.

Featured Artists

Luther Hughes is a Seattle native and author of Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the Founding Editor of The Shade Journal, Executive Editor for the The Offing, Editor at Frontier Poetry, and Twitter Editor for YesYes Books. Along with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat, he cohosts The Poet Salon podcast. His writing has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry, The Seattle Times, New England Review, The Rumpus, and others. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. You can follow him on Twitter @lutherxhughes. He thinks you are beautiful.

Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington state. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Sugar House Review, The Journal, The Southeast Review, Narrative, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, Asian American Literary Review, and elsewhere. Dujie has earned fellowships from Hugo House, Jack Straw Writing Program, and the Poetry Foundation, as well as a work-study scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He serves as a poetry editor for Moss and Homology Lit and cohosts The Poet Salon podcast.


Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist from Birmingham, Alabama. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, the Best of the Net anthology, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, and her poetry comics have been featured internationally in a variety of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences. Formerly the managing editor of the Seattle Review and a contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, Gabrielle currently serves as the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, the official voice of Broadsided Press on twitter, a contributing editor for Bull City Press, and a 2019 Jack Straw fellow. With Luther Hughes and Dujie Tahat, she cohosts the podcast The Poet Salon. You can find her on Twitter (@GabrielleBates), Instagram (@gabrielle_bates_), and online at www.gabriellebat.es. "


Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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