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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
Stories, Refusals, and Songs at Night

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Tina Blade, Kat Humphrey, Emily Orrson, and Sarah Stuteville comprise a multi-genre, multi-generational slate of women writers whose topics include mental health and motherhood; the art of sleep deprivation; glamorous ways of saying no; and how Baba Yaga confronts ageism.

Featured Artists:

Kat Humphrey has taught creative writing; worked as an art therapist; curated art shows and a short lecture series; exhibited her artwork; and published poetry, journalism, and jokes. She's told true personal stories onstage without notes, in the style of those on The Moth Radio Hour. One of her favorite moments as a teacher was when a second grader asked her, "Miss Kat, does your hair want to be doing that?"

Tina Blade lives in Washington State's Snoqualmie Valley just east of Seattle. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Tulip Tree Review, Mid-American Review, California Quarterly, Calyx, and Seattle Review. She is currently working on her chapbook, Pomegranate.

Sarah Stuteville is a writer, memoirist, writing educator and nonprofit media consultant. A former journalist with a passion for storytelling, Sarah has reported from over a dozen countries in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia and the Former Soviet Union. She wrote a column for the Seattle Times on social justice issues. She helped to co-found The Seattle Globalist, a non-profit journalism organization that trains diverse media makers.

Her memoir writing has been published in Mutha (where her piece, “No One is Watching” was one of the most read on the site all year) and Prometheus Dreaming and her piece, “Windstorm,” won “Honorable Mention” in the Hunger Mountain Nonfiction Writing Contest this year. She is currently working on a memoir, “Staring Problem,” about feminism, journalism, motherhood and mental health.


Emily Orrson is a writer. She is the founder and director of the Magazine of Glamorous Refusal, a pop art magazine about saying no in a world that conditions us to say yes. Seattle Magazine named her Seattleite of the month in April 2019 for her work glamorizing refusal in our community. She is a featured contributor on HuffPost.



Thursday October 24, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Bites Of Bangkok 340 15th Ave E #201, Seattle, WA 98102