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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
Fuhrman. Judd. Roberts

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How do bodies, colors, and held beliefs negotiate desire? Does it all eventually go bump in the night? Join three poets of color for a powerful reading that promises to haunt, challenge and illuminate notions of heart.

Featured Artists

CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including High Desert Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies.  CMarie is the 2019 recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano in Tepotzlán, Mexico, a 2019 graduate of the University of Idaho's MFA program, regular columnist for the Inlander, and an editorial team member for Broadsided Press and Transmotion.  CMarie resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho.  

Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop Black feminist thought. Her collection of poems on the history of medical experimentation on Black women titledPatient. won the 2013 Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize. She is currently Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Mg Roberts is a teacher, poet and multimedia artist. She is the author of the poetry collection not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014) and Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017). Her poems can be found in Dusie, Web Conjunctions, the Sierra Nevada Review, and elsewhere. She’s a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, and serves on the board of directors for Small Press Traffic, a San Francisco–based literary arts organization. She’s currently co-editing an anthology on the urgency of experimental writing written for and by writers of color.

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Sole Repair 1001 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122

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