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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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As a genre, what is Weird with a capital "W?" Haunting. Cosmic. Existential. Evan J. Peterson, Elly Bangs, and Oscar McNary chart the Weird territories of the imagination through original fiction with a queer spin--in every sense of the word. “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” ― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Featured Artists

Elly Bangs was raised in a new-age cult, had six wisdom teeth, and once rode her bicycle alone from Seattle to the Panama Canal. Now she lives in Seattle, where she spends her days fixing machines and her nights screwing around with words. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, and Strange Horizons, and her post-apocalyptic cyberpunk novel is on its way from Tachyon Publications. She is a proud Dreamcrasher and graduate of Clarion West 2017. You can read more of her work at elbangs.com


Evan J. Peterson is the author of Drag Star! (Choice of Games), the world’s first drag RPG, as well as The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir (Lethe Press). He is a Clarion West alum and author of the horror poetry chapbooks Skin Job andThe Midnight Channel as well as editor of the Lambda Literary finalist Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City 5. His writing has appeared in Weird Tales, Unspeakable Horror 2, Queers Destroy Horror, Boing Boing, and Best Gay Stories 2015. He cohosts and coproduces WONDER: Women of Fantasy and Science Fiction in Seattle.Evanjpeterson.com can tell you more.


Oscar McNary writes weird stories in Seattle. His work has appeared in Two Hour Transport Anthology 2019; the Lambda Literary Award Finalist anthology Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City Anthology V; Discovery: QSF's Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest; and Eunoia Review. Oscar's poems are collected in three chapbooks. He facilitated the all-trans writing group, Trans Writes! 2010-2011. He co-created the short film, "Robin Hood is So Gay," which screened at the Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco trans film festivals in 2011-2012. He is a proud Dreamcrasher. You can follow his work at oscarmcnary.wordpress.com.


Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Hotel Sorrento 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

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