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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
Booktoberfest: Poems to Scare the Hell Out of You!

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Welcome to our library of horrors as we share contemporary and classic poems to unsettle, disturb and terrify. Part of LitCrawl 2019 & Booktoberfest!

Shambling spirits and serial killers, and things that stare at you from pickling jars: this is not your usual poetry reading. Librarians Misha Stone and David Wright welcome you to their little library of horrors with a captivating reading of contemporary and classic verse to unsettle, disturb and terrify. Come shiver in the darkness with this nightmarish start to your Hallowe’en week.

 This program is a part of Booktoberfest, our annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer taking place in bars and pubs across the Seattle. Join us for Karaoke, a trilogy of Trivia nights, Drink & Draw, ‘Ales from the Crypt spooky stories in bars, Hallowe’en Horror Movie Marathon, and more! 

Be on the lookout for our Booktoberfest Drink Coasters at all events, and at bars all across the city. Find our full roster of events at www.spl.org/booktoberfest

This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks and food are not. 

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Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Capitol Cider 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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