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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
Youth Poet Laureate Reading

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The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program aims to identify youth writers and leaders who are committed to poetry, performance, civic and community engagement, education, and equity across the Puget Sound region. This year's Lit Crawl will feature members of the YPL cohort, including Youth Poet Laureate Wei-Wei Lee, Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador Maia Pody, and Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Marina Chen.

Featured Artists:

Wei-Wei Lee (Youth Poet Laureate) is seventeen years old and attends Nathan Hale High School. She grew up in Taiwan, but was born in the States, and Seattle is the first city in the States she has ever known and loved. As the 2019/2020 Youth Poet Laureate, she hopes to pay tribute to both Taiwan and America in her writing, and she hopes to do them proud.

Maia Pody (Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador) is in her senior year at The Center School. She has been writing poetry for the entirety of her high school career, and a little bit before that as well. She likes to write about herself and other people, and she takes inspiration from books, films, and the world around her. Several of her poems can be found online, via the Seattle Arts and Lectures and Town Hall Seattle blogs. She is interested in science, literature, and the culture of the city of Seattle, where she has lived all her life. 

Marina Chen (Youth Poet Laureate Finalist) is a high schooler and poet from the greater Seattle area. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, AIPF, Live Poets Society of New Jersey, and others. She is published in Urban Galaxy: the Female Renaissance, the 2019 edition of the journal; she is honored to be a member of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate cohort.

Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm PDT
Capitol Hill Branch - Seattle Public Library 425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

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