Seattle Lit Crawl/City Arts Fest 4 Hoarse Men

Seattle Lit Crawl
Public Event · By Lit Crawl Seattle
Thursday, October 18, 2012
5:00pm until 10:00pm in PDT
Seattle, WA
It’s a bar crawl with literature—where hundreds of literati get drunk on words! On the first official night of City Arts Fest, Thursday, October 18th, Lit Crawl Seattle will tour through First Hill and Capitol Hill for a roving night of readings and literary performances.
Happy Hour: 5 to 5:45pm
The Brazelton
HUB Space: The Skinner Building, 1326 5th Ave
Genevieve Brazelton ( will be telling the story and demonstrating the development of a signature cocktail for her husband and how this is all part of being a good housewife.
Phase 1: 6-6:45pm
The Four Hoarse Men and Interrupture
The Hideout, 1005 Boren Ave: 21 and over
Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St.
The Four Hoarse Men and Interrupture play each. While they run between venues, Susan Rich (The Alchemist’s Kitchen) stokes the Fireside and Lydia Swartz ( strikes the Hideout.
University Book Store presents Funny Ladies
Town Hall, Downstairs, 1119 8th Ave. (Enter on Seneca)
Featured wits include Jennifer Worick (Things I Want to Punch in the Face); Jane Ganahl (Naked on the Page); Litsa Dremousis (Nerve, NY Magazine) and the ever-inappropriate Diane Mapes (How to Date in a Post-Dating World).
Quarter Lounge, 909 Madison St: 21 and over
Two fiction writers and a poet walk into one of the finest dives in Seattle. APRIL presents readings from Matthew Simmons, Richard Chiem and visiting poet Megan Kaminski.
Phase 2: 7-7:45pm
Saint Johns Bar, 719 E Pike St: 21 and over
Experience the power of your words translated into another medium. Poetry+Motion’s dancers will put choreography to your poem. Your voice will be the music!
Debut Lit
The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave: 21 and over
DEBUT LIT presents a showcase of local debut authors, including Suzanne Morrison (Yoga Bitch), Nicole Hardy (Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin), Lance Weller (Wilderness), Dan Coxon (Ka Mate: Travels in New Zealand), Jeff Bender (The Weight) and host Rebekah Anderson (Let the River Take It).
LGBT Library, 511 E Pike St.
Poets? Performers? AND Queer? What a magical combination! Bent Writing Institute is the only Queer Writing Institute in the Nation and aims to use writing as a vehicle for social change, laughter, and all around glittery goodness.
Carlos Andrés Gómez
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Award winning actor Carlos Andrés Gómez performs work from Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood (Gotham), a coming-of-age memoir that redefines masculinity for the 21st century male.
Babeland, 707 E Pike St: 18 and over
Risky, risque or risk-averse–all are welcome at Babeland, as APRIL presents work from Seattle’s Crystal Curry and a very special surprise guest.
Dark Coast Press
Spine & Crown Bookstore, 315 E. Pine St.
Join Dark Coast Press for six exciting readings from your favorite Dark Coast authors and some of our best friends, featuring: Gabe Blackwell, Jarret Middleton, John Hamilton, Elissa Washuta, Kristen Young, and Corinne Manning.
Phase 3: 8-8:45pm
James, Tolbert, Marin, and Mooney
Bluebird, 1205 E Pike St
Join Sybil James (The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir), Anastacia Tolbert (, Natasha Marin ( and Jessica Mooney for a night of poetry, stories, and conceptual art at Bluebird.
Tin House
Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave: 21 and over
Hailing from the NW’s cultural capital, Tin House travels up I-5 with a coterie of Portland literati, including Vanessa Vaselka (Zazen) and Pauls Toutonghi(Evel Knievel Days). David Shields (Reality Hunger) will be on hand to persuade those small-town kids of Seattle’s supremacy.
Barca, 1510 11th Ave: 21 and over
Seattle7Writers celebrates LitCrawl with seven acclaimed authors each reading seven paragraphs from page-sevens and chapter-sevens and other seven-themed moments in their marvelous books. Authors include Dave Boling, Kevin O’Brien, Jennie Shortridge, Garth Stein, Laurie Frankel, and Sean Beaudoin.
Sasquatch Books presents Mark Baumgarten
Porchlight Coffee, 1515 4th Ave.
Come listen as Mark Baumgarten discusses his new book Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music, accompanied by live covers of K artists’ songs.
Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St: 21 and over
A headlining set from a man without a band to speak of. APRIL’s final selection of the night features a solo reading from poet Zachary Schomburg at the (in)famous Comet Tavern.
After Party: 9pm
Elizabeth Austen, Peter Mountford, Book-It, and After Party
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave
Poet Elizabeth Austen and novelist Peter Mountford read, plus Book-It Repertory Theatre presents an excerpt from Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son.” Then, we party like only writers can. Cash bar.

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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