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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 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Bodies of Science

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Two memoir writers share the most personally transformative experiences of their life. For Angela Garbes, it was pregnancy. When the food and culture writer received conflicting and vague answers to what she thought were simple questions about the reproductive process, she did a deep dive into the science behind it. Deidre Timmons was diagnosed with an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor just as her mother was descending deep in Alzheimer’s and her husband was venturing into the restaurant business. Both reveal their experiences with humor, objectivity and refreshing honesty. Host by Abigail Carter.

Featured Artists

Angela Garbes is the author of Like a Mother, her 2018 narrative nonfiction book exploring the emerging science and cultural myths of pregnancy. The book was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and she was featured on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine’s The Cut and in a previous life, she was the staff food writer at The Stranger. Her next project is a book of reported essays about bodies.

Deirdre Timmons is a writer and filmmaker who penned Brain Candy, a memoir about her experience of living through treatment for an inoperable brain tumor while caring for her mother dying of Alzheimer’s. Her films include the 2008 documentary, “A Wink and a Smile” about Seattle’s neo-burlesque movement. She is work on a follow-up book on how her mother put her on endless diets as a child, an experience that haunted her notion about weight and self image well into adulthood.

Abigail Carter was a Canadian expat living in New Jersey when her husband died in the Sept. 11th attacks. Stunned and grieving, she moved to Seattle with her two young children. What started as a form of catharsis became a memoir, The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow's Transformation. The book was named one of the 100 most Notable Books of 2008 by The Globe and Mail and long listed for Canada’s largest Non-Fiction prize. Her latest work is a novel, Remember the Moon. Her work has appeared in SELF magazine, Reader's Digest Canada, MSN.com, Huffington Post, and MORE.com. abigailcarter.com

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

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