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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
The Haunting

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What do we do about that which lingers in absentia? When we mourn our icons, when a piece of wasted fruit haunts us, when the unspoken lays heavy on our tongues; Jen Soriano, Elaina Ellis, and Amber Flame explore what our ghosts are made of - grief, revenge, desire, redemption and more.  

Featured Artists

Amber Flame is an award-winning writer, performer, composer, activist and educator who works extensively with both youth and adults. Amber Flame’s work has garnered artistic merit residencies with Hedgebrook, The Watering Hole, Vermont Studio Center, and Yefe Nof. Flame’s writing has been published in diverse arenas, including Winter Tangerine, Nailed Magazine, City Arts Magazine, Mom Egg Review, The Dialogist, Split This Rock, Black Heart Magazine, Sundress Publications, FreezeRay, Redivider Journal and more. A 2016 & 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, Jack Straw Writer Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallerist, Flame was also a recipient of the CityArtist grant from Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Amber Flame's first full-length poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, was published through Write Bloody Press in 2017. Flame served as the 2017-2019 poetry Writer-in-Residence for Hugo House in Seattle, and is a queer Black single mama just one magic trick away from growing her unicorn horn.

Elaina Ellis is the author of the poetry book WRITE ABOUT AN EMPTY BIRDCAGE (Write Bloody Publishing) and the recipient of a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellowship, Tent Creative Writing Fellowship, June Dodge Poetry Fellowship from Mineral School, and ArtistTrust GAP Award. She is at work on a second collection, I'M ONLY PRAYING TO BELIEVE WHAT'S TRUE, which responds to the heat and horrors of the biblical Book of Ezekiel. She earned her MFA at Antioch University Los Angeles, and lives in Bellingham, Washington. She works as an editor at Copper Canyon Press.

Jen Soriano (she:they) is a Filipinx-American writer and musician originally from the Chicago area. She writes lyric essays and performance poetry about the intersections of trauma, health, science, politics, colonization, nature and power. Jen won the 2019 Fugue Prose Prize and the 2019 Penelope Niven Prize, and is an upcoming Jack Jones Yi Dae Up Fellow and Hugo House Fellow. They received their MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop under the mentorship of Julie Marie Wade, Kent Meyers, Rick Barot and Barrie Jean Borich. Jen’s chapbook "Making the Tongue Dry" is forthcoming from The Platform Review Chapbook Series of Arts by the People.


Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Barca 1510 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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