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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
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Two award-winning food writers, two very different books about fish. Naomi Tomky’s will share some behind-the-kitchen-door insight into putting together her debut, The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook. Best-selling author, Kathleen Flinn, will discuss how she ended up publishing Sakana Lesson, a book about Tokyo’s shifting fish culture in Japanese, even though she doesn’t speak a word of the language. Both will share tastes from their books. Hosted by seafood expert and prolific cookbook author, Cynthia Nims.

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Naomi Tomky writes about food and travel for publications including Saveur, Travel + Leisure, and Food & Wine, along with contributing to various guidebooks and cookbooks. She won the Association of Food Journalists “Best Food and Travel Writing” award for 2016 and was included in the 2017 edition of the Best Food Writing anthology. Her first solo cookbook, The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook, will be published in November 2019.

Kathleen Flinn is an internationally best-selling author best known for The New York Times best-selling memoir, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Her acclaimed follow-up, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, was named a 2012 Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA). The Japanese adaptation of that book, imaginatively titled Miracle Cooking Lessons for Bad Women, became a sensation in Japan when it debuted in early 2017. Sakana Lesson, written specifically for the Japanese market, hit shelves in June 2019. An English version will be published in the U.S. in 2020. Kathleenflinn.com

Tickets are $5

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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