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Lit Crawl Seattle to Take the Words to the Streets


On October 18th the Lit Crawl Seattle will be a highly articulate anthill full of drinks and words. In conjunction with the City Arts Festival, and the Litquake Foundation, Seattle’s version of San Francisco’s Lit Crawl will feature a plethora of events starting downtown at 5PM, wandering through First Hill, and ending on Capitol Hill, with the after party at the Richard Hugo House starting at 9PM. It’s an event for literature, alcohol, and performance enthusiasts, or put more succinctly, Seattlites.

The night is broken up into three hazy phases. You are encouraged to choose your own adventure, as it won’t be possible to see and participate in everything. Phase one has four options of events. With phases two and three the options increase. By now you’ll have shed some inhibitions, and be ready to read between the lines.

Being the first event of its kind in Seattle, this event will be marked by the involvement of many writers of note from the Northwest, including but not limited to Garth Stein, David Shields, Mark Baumgarten and Peter Mountford (who won the Washington State Book Award). Editors and writers from City Arts magazine, Seattle magazine, Tin House, Sasquatch Books, Seattle7, University Books and APRIL will host events. Reading and writing is a game of solitaire by and large. This highly social night of events is just the sort of place where stories will be told, and read, and written. The events are free, the drinks cost money. Click here for the full schedule.