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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 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Writing Against the Body

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Four writers explore the personal, familial, and cultural friction that arises in a body in conflict with itself and its homes.

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Joyce Chen is a writer/editor/creator from LA who spent a decade in NYC before relocating back to the West Coast in fall 2017. She has covered entertainment and human interest stories for Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News, and People, among others, and her creative writing credits include LitHub, Narratively, and Barrelhouse, among others. She is interested in topics like time, silence, and liminal spaces as they relate to agency, power, and intercultural understanding. She is one of the cofounders of The Seventh Wave, a bicoastal arts and literary nonprofit, and holds an MFA from The New School and a BA in journalism and psychology from USC. She is currently working on a collection of essays that examine the friction that arises from living with two sets of values that are often at odds with one another—the American ideals of independence and self-fulfillment and the Taiwanese values of family, community, and sacrifice—as experienced through different modes of time perception.




Laura Wachs is a poet and performer born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Seattle, Washington. She's been performing for the past decade and has featured at Seattle Poetry Slam, Rain City Slam, The Round and Antioch University among others around the state. She curates benefit shows and has supported non profits including the Crisis Clinic of King Country, KUMFA for Korean unwed mothers, ASK for Korean adoptees and Dding Dong LGBT Youth Shelter. She most recently had her first poetry anthology, "The Motherland" published, which explores narratives of adoptees and single mothers in Korea. More of her work can be found on Drunk in a Midnight Choir, KAAN and Ildaro magazine and the Breadline Anthology. She loves hugs, tattoos and dogs. 




Laura Titzer defines herself as a maker of webinars, workshops, trainings, essays, books, blog posts, poems, baked goods, pestos and quilts. She writes about social change, feminism, and decentering white dominant culture. Laura has worked at varying agriculture, economic development, extension, activist and nonprofit agencies promoting social change and food justice. Laura’s core desire is to design spaces for people to emerge into their best selves and co-create new ways of being.




Abi Pollokoff is a Seattle-based writer and book artist with work previously in CutBank, Poetry Northwest, The Spectacle, and Black Warrior Review, among others. A 2019 Hugo House Fellow, she has been the poet in residence for the Seattle Review of Books and The Alice. Currently, she is the events manager for Open Books: A Poem Emporium, the managing editor for Poetry Northwest Editions, and a content director in visual communications. She received her MFA from the University of Washington. Find her at abipollokoff.com 






Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

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