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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
An Evening with Robert Francis Flor, Kathya Alexander, and Mary Anne Moorman

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There was life in Seattle's Central District and beyond. Kids grew up playing ball, eating their mama's feasts, welcoming newcomers. For awhile everybody was at home. Then came displacement. Join three artists exploring growing up, moving in, stepping out in a place they were once safe and belonged.There was life in Seattle's Central District and beyond. Kids grew up playing ball, eating their mama's feasts, welcoming newcomers. For awhile everybody was at home. Then came displacement. Join three artists exploring growing up, moving in, stepping out in a place they were once safe and belonged.

Featured Artists

Robert Francis Flor, PHD, is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. His poems appeared in Raven Chronicles, the Soundings Review, Four Cornered Universe, 4 and 20 Journal, the Wanderlust Journal, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, the Baseball Bard, Poets Against the War, the Seattle Post Intelligencer (2005), the Field of Mirrors anthology (2008) and Poetry on the Bus (2014). In 2012, several poems will be published in two anthologies “Voices of the Asian American Experience” by the University of Santa Cruz and “Where Are You From?” the Thymos Book Project, Portland, Oregon. His chapbook “Alaskero Memories” was published in 2017. Also a playwright, his play “Mabuhay Majesty” was performed in 2017 at the Rainier Arts Center and his four short plays in 2018 at the Filipino Community Center. He is currently completing “The FAYTS – The Filipino American Young Turks”, a full-length play.

Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, storyteller, and teaching artist. Her writing has appeared in ColorsNW Magazine, Arkana Magazine, Raising Lilly Ledbetter, and the Pitkin Review. She has won the Jack Straw Artist Support Program Award; 4Culture’s Artists Projects Award; and the WRAP Award, Youth Arts Award, and the CityArtist Award from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Her play, HomeGoing, was chosen for residency at Hedgebrook Women’s Writer's Retreat and her play, Black To My Roots: African American Tales from the Head and the Heart, won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award in Edinburgh, Scotland for Outstanding New Production.

Mary Anne Moorman is a writer, performer, teacher and radio host working at the intersection of family, social justice and story. Recipient of 4Culture, King County, the City of Seattle, Commonwealth of Virginia, Massachusetts Arts Commission grants, she is a producer/director and writer of over 250 industrial videos, authored numerous manuals, and workbooks on the prevention of sexual and racial discrimination training on multi-cultural pluralism. Moorman is co- author of plays including “The Grand Imperialist Circus,” “Revolution,” “Foolery”, “I’d Hang Too”, “White Flight, Black Ground.” Her stories and poems have appeared in the Yale Drama Review, Sewanee Review, “The Shenandoah Literary Review”, “National Storytelling Magazine”, Landmark News Service, Knight Ryder News Service, “Utilities Fortnightly,” “American Public Power” “Bent Chap Book,” “Line Art Chapbook,” “Seventeen Magazine “and “The Stranger.” She has received awards from: the American Press Association, American Psychological Association, Virginia Commonwealth University, Drama Critics of the South, Virginia Press Association and Virginia Arts and Humanities. Washington State Sex Equity Commission, Women Plus Business, Society for Human Resources Management and City University. A founding board member of Women in Trades, she currently serves on the board of FAR-West Music Conference, Seattle Storytellers Guild, and Women Against Violence.



Thursday October 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fuel Coffee 610 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

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