Lit Crawl Seattle 2014 – 23 October, Seattle Washington


Giovedì 23 ottobre

18.00 – 0.00

Richard Hugo House

Seattle, Washington

Lit Crawl Seattle’s third annual romp through Capitol and First Hills happens Thursday, October 23rd from 6pm until the squirrels go home.

This year’s lineup features more than 65 authors in 21 readings (6-9 pm), all presenting their work FREE to the public, with many venues under-21 friendly. Readers take on the timely, local issues of our community with aplomb: legal pot, social justice, dysfunctional families, and the 9-5 grind. Plus, as much local lit as your tanks can hold!

Seattle’s local lit celebs and organizations are all about Lit Crawl, too. Here’s a sampling of those you know and love who are on the lineup for 2014:

• Washington State Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Austen
• Washington State Book Award winner, Peter Mountford
• Jess Walter
• Bruce Barcott
• Jonathan Evison
• Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant
• Hedgebrook
• Seattle7
• Book-It Repertory Theatre

Get some sleep on Wednesday because after binging on all that good local lit, there’s a big ass After Party at Hugo House (9pm ’til the wee hours) where you can hobnob like a champ. $5 gets you a pint of Georgetown Brewing Company’s brewskies, music by The Drop Shadows, Poem Shop by Matthew Rowe, all the you-pay drinks you want, access to food truck nosh by Jemil’s Big Easy, and select books for sale by Elliott Bay Book Company.

Tickets for after-party ($5) are available here: Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Full Lit Crawl schedule, lineup, and downloadable map can be found at

Lit Crawl is a project of Shunpike, and receives support from 4Culture.

Complete 2014 lineup:

• Jess Walter with Mary Ann Gwinn from Seattle Times @ Town Hall
• Kate Lebo, Molly Wizenberg, and Tara Austen Weaver, with Bethany Jean Clement from The Stranger @ Capitol Cider
• Domingo Martinez, Derek Martinez, Kim Fu, and Aaron Counts, with Jane Hodges @ Hugo House
• Elizabeth Austen, Washington State Poet Laureate, hosts Anis Gisele, Tara Hardy, and Martha Kreiner @ Sole Repair
• Poetry on Buses program with 4Culture @ Vermillion, featuring Raul Sanchez, Roberto Ascalon, and five other poet talents
• Legalized pot reading by Bruce Barcott and Roger Roffman, with Dominic Holden from The Stranger @ Century Ballroom
• Humorists David Schmader, Tina Rowley, and Lauren Ireland, with Mary Purdy @ Rhein Haus
• Deb Caletti and Sam Ligon, and Jennifer Worick @ Ltd Gallery/Raygun Lounge
• Jennifer Murphy, Claudia Rowe, and Urban Waite, with Suzanne Morrison @ Vito’s
• Eimear McBride, with Elliott Bay Book Company staff @ EBBC
• Hedgebrook alumnae Lisa Halpern, Emily White, Kate Willette, and Janet Yoder, with Sonora Jha @ The Project Room
• Seattle7Writers Tara Conklin, Jamie Ford, Frances McCue, Donna Miscolta, Kevin O’Brien, and Rebecca Wells, and Jennie Shortridge @ Hugo House
• Litsa Dremousis, Sierra Golden, Jennifer Longo, and Lindy West, with Michelle Goodman @ Pine Box
• Book-It actors excerpt the forthcoming stage adaptation of The Dog of the South by Charles Portis @ Still Liquor
• Seattle City Council member and $15 minimum wage advocate Kshama Sawant hosts writers Janie Elizabeth Miller, Maged Zaher, Sonora Jha @ Office Nomads
• Cheap Beer & Prose with Jonathan Evison and Elissa Washuta, MC’ed by Jeanine Walker @ Hugo House
• Ilustrated works by Kelly Froh, Greg Stump, and G. Willow Wilson, with Rob Salkowitz @ Ada’s
• Kundiman poets Roberto Ascalon, Oliver de la Paz, Eddie Kim, Michelle Penaloza, and Jane Wong @ Vermillion
• Andrea Dunlop, Elise Glassman, Kristine Lloyd, and Larry Crist @ Babeland
• Jeannine Hall Gailey, Michael Schmeltzer, Maya Sonenberg, Angela Jane Fountas, with Evan J. Peterson @ The Project Room
• Rebecca Brown, Spike Friedman, and Peter Mountford @ Still Liquor