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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 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
A Reading with JMase III, Luzviminda Carpentar, Ana Walker and Nic Masangkay

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We crawl... run, roll, struggle, and thrive through intersections as Trans and Queer Black and Brown folks. We roam our communities, creating joy and sharing vulnerability and heartache with music and poetry. It’s a movement - and for one night, find Ana Walker, Luzviminda “Lulu” Carpenter, J Mase III, and Nic Masangkay in one spot, together offering their work as local TQPOC arts activists.  

Featured Artists
Singer-songwriter, music producer, and poet Nic Masangkay came of age in the mid-2000s, crooning along to anything that resonated: from Usher and Alicia Keys’ “My Boo” to Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Masangkay was drawn to songs that allowed their pre-teen, closeted self to embody their truth. Years later, now openly queer and trans, they synthesize their eclectic inspiration and lived experience into a multidisciplinary arts perspective. Pop, electronic, R&B, soul, punk, alternative, hip-hop, and spoken word are all genres echoed throughout Masangkay’s sound and performance. The unifying result: fierce and captivating art that is creative as it is authentic.

J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle, by way of Philly. He is the author of “If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around”, as well as “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death”.
As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others.

He is the founder of awQward, the first ever trans and queer people of color specific talent agency. Currently, he is co-editing The #BlackTransPrayerBook with awQward artist Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.
As a performer, he has shared stages with world renowned artists like Chuck D and the Indigo Girls. His work and musings have been featured on MSNBC, NBC OUT, Essence Live, Atlanta Black Star, GO Magazine, Believe Out Loud, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, Upworthy, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the Root, the Huffington Post and more.

Ana Walker is a queer person of color raised in Seattle, Washington. Ana writes to heal, question themself and the society they live in, and practice vulnerability. Their accomplishments include: going to Brave New Voices on the Youth Speaks Seattle team twice, performing at venues such as Town Hall, the Seattle Art Musuem, and Bumbershoot. Their main sources of inspiration are Social Justice Issues and the nuances of growing up.

Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter is the 5th-8th Grade Performance & Media Arts Teacher, 8th Grade Production Teacher, and 8th Grade Advisor. She is a performance artist, radio host, producer, promoter, consultant, and community organizer and came to SGS as a cultural worker & cultural strategist who utilizes art and education to prevent violence with youth, young adults, and other marginalized communities. Currently, she is working on a storytelling project and educational institute with Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC) which she found in 2017 and supports the allyship among communities of color that identify as Queer and Trans and serves on the Teacher Advisory Board at MoPop Museum. She integrates the ideas of somatics (body), voice, art, performance, radio, and media justice through building curriculum and practices to empower students to take ownership and (re)create their image through photography and video. She has worked and performed for over 14 years in Seattle with community organizations, such as Ladies First Project of Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), VoicesRising, Asian Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center (now APIChaya), Pinay sa Seattle (now GABRIELA-Seattle). She was an ambassador forOnTheBoards (OTB), to make connections between community, social justice, and innovative art and performances. Ms. Lulu has also served as a Commissioner and Co-Chair of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission and worked as a consultant at organizations such as Roots Young Adult Shelter when she was not performing on stage, on radio, or in a middle school classroom.

Thursday October 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed & Breakfast 907 14th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

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