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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
Hedgebrook Reading: Strangers in a Strange Land

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She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was outside looking in. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day,” wrote Virginia Woolf. Three relatively well-adjusted Hedgebrook alum share stories of not quite fitting in.




Featured Artists:




Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life(forthcoming from Fantagraphics Books in Spring, 2018). She collaborated on the National Book Award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,and was awarded residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri.She curated “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn”, a traveling exhibition about comics and health for the National Library of Medicine, and as a visual artist, she was selected to create two permanent large-scale murals for Seattle’s Capitol Hill light rail station. She grew up in Philadelphia and lives in Seattle, and teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts.







Kathleen Alcala is the author of six fiction and nonfiction books, and honored with many awards including the Western States Book Award and the Governor’s Writers Award. Kathleen is working on a new novel, and her first, Spirits of the Ordinary, will be republished in 2020.




Wendy Call is co-editor of the craft anthology Telling True Stories (Penguin, 2007), author of the award-winning nonfiction book No Word for Welcome (Nebraska, 2011), and translator of In the Belly of Night and Other Poems by Irma Pineda (Pluralia, 2020). She is currently a Seattle CityArtist and Fulbright Scholar in Colombia. 


Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Capitol Cider 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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