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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
Stinky and Spooky with a Side of Magic

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Three wonderful local children’s authors will share diverse but equally entertaining readings from their works. We’ll meet a Mexican boogeyman, a bear with a wish (that actually gets granted) and a middle schooler who can really fart. Features Mark Maciejewski author of the “I am Fartacus” series and new works by Donna Barba Higuera’s and Kim Baker.




Featured Artists:




Donna grew up in the oilfields of central California, where chupacabras posed as coyotes and La Llorona disguised herself as dust devils. Donna melds folklore with her own life experiences to reinvent storylines for her MG and picture books. Donna lives in Washington State with her family, three dogs and three two frogs, and five glow-in-the-dark fish. Donna's backyard is a haunted 19th century logging camp. (The haunted part may or may not be true—she makes stuff up.)




Kim Baker has worked as teacher, crisis counselor, waitress and mail sorter. She was born in Wyoming to a Mexican-American mother and white father, a heritage that informs her works. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Pickle: The Formerly Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School. It was selected for the 2018 Global Reading Challenge and winner of the 2013 Crystal Kite West award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, among numerous other honors. Her latest book, The Waters Bear, will hit shelves in April 2020. Kimbakerbooks.com




Mark Maciejewski is the author of I Am Fartacus, and the Kirkus-starred I Am Fartacus: Electric Boogerloo. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and napping. His love of comics and graphic novels is a major influence on his work. He lives in Seattle with his wife, kids, three dogs, two frogs, and a bunch of glow-in-the-dark fish. You can find him at MarkMaciejewski.com or on Twitter @Magicjetski


Thursday October 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Capitol Hill Branch - Seattle Public Library 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102