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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
Ghost Song

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It's time to listen to the ghosts. You're invited to join Anis Gisele, Sara Brickman, Troy Osaki and Shelby Handler as they speak to the ghosts that brought them here. These poets will offer work on ancestry and the blood that keeps surviving.

Featured Artists:

Anis Gisele is a poet, a survivor, a riot, and a believer of anger and disobedience as an Azn femme. They are the recipient of fellowships and awards from VONA/Voices, Everyday Feminism, King County's Equity and Social Justice Initiative, 4Culture, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Jack Straw Cultural Center, and other institutions, both marvelous and complicated. They come from Manila, Philippines and from so many women who were told to be quiet.

Sara Brickman is a Jewish and gender-queer writer, performer, and community organizer from Ann Arbor, MI. The winner of the 2015 Split This Rock Poetry Prize, and a five-time member of Seattle slam teams, Sara has received grants and scholarships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, The Yiddish Book Center, 4Culture, and more. A BOAAT Writers Fellow and a Ken Warfel Fellow for Poetry in Community, Sara’s poems and prose appear in Narrative, Adriot, BOAAT, Indiana Review, Muzzle, and the anthologies Ghosts of Seattle Past, The Dead Animal Handbook and Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls. Sara holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and lives in Seattle, where they teach writing to youth and adults, and parent a cat named Latke.

Troy Osaki is a Filipino Japanese poet, community organizer, and attorney from Seattle, WA. He’s a Kundiman fellow and a three-time Seattle poetry grand slam champion. His work has appeared in the Bellingham Review, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Moss: A Journal of the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere. He writes in hopes to build a safe and just place to live in by uniting the people and reimagining the world through poetry.

Shelby Handler is a queer Jewish writer and organizer living on Duwamish territory/Seattle, WA. A 2019-20 Hugo House Fellow, Shelby’s work has also received support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Asylum Arts, the Yiddish Book Center, Artist Trust, Gay City Arts and Winter Tangerine. Their work has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, glitterMOB and the Write Bloody anthology “We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival”, among others.



Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Hotel Sorrento 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

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