2023 Off-Site Event Schedule

Join AWP's literary community for the following off-site events, hosted throughout the Seattle, Washington area and virtually during our conference.

The organizers of these events have agreed to ensure that the off-site venues listed here are accessible according to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

These events are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP, and AWP is not responsible for their quality or accessibility services. We list these events as a courtesy to the literary field.

If you have any questions or concerns about specific off-site events, please contact the organizers of the event directly.

 

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

BOA Poets Reading & Launch


Cost: Free

Join a group of BOA poets sharing poems and helping to launch Margaret Ray's Poulin Poetry Prize-winning debut collection, Good Grief, the Ground. Readers include Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Nickole Brown, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Luther Hughes, Alicia Mountain, Dustin Pearson, and Margaret Ray. Drinks, poetry, fun! Help us kick off the 2023 conference, and support BOA's fabulous poets!


Health & Safety Information:

Follow COVID protocols as appropriate.


Contact: Subhaga Crystal Bacon
Contact Email: subhaga.crystal.bacon@gmail.com

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Off the Chain: Cave Canem


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Experience Cave Canem's signature offsite reading featuring a selection of Fellows from around the country. Cave Canem is a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets for over 25 years.


Contact: Cave Canem
Contact Email: programs@ccpoets.org
Organization: Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capitol Cider, 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Sly, Witchy, Twisted, Free: Writing Women Beyond the Literary Gaze


Cost: Free

A reading featuring Sonora Jha, Alexandra Teague, Kristen Millares Young, Sayantani Dasgupta, Laura Read, and Maya Jewell Zeller.


Contact: Laura Read
Contact Email: lauraelizabethread@gmail.com

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Rebecca Makkai with Peter Mountford—I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Rebecca Makkai—author of The Great Believers, winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize—to our Lake Forest Park store! Makkai will be discussing her highly-anticipated new novel, I Have Some Questions for You, in conversation with author, writing coach, and teacher Peter Mountford. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.


Contact: Spencer Ruchti
Contact Email: events@thirdplacebooks.com
Organization: Third Place Books

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Spanner: A Multimedia Literary Performance


Cost: Free

Northwest Film Forum presents an offsite event with poets Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Sasha LaPointe, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, and Ken White. This multimedia event will include poetry, visual text, documentary poetics, screenplay, and more.


Health & Safety Information:

Masking is strongly recommended.


Contact: Ken White
Contact Email: kennethwhite@unomaha.edu
Organization: Northwest Film Forum
Organization URL: website

Thursday, March 9, 2023

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Common Area Maintenance, 2125 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Black Earth Institute & Cutthroat at Common Area Maintenance Reading & Art Exhibit


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Black Earth Institute (BEI) is a community of artists and scholars addressing social justice, the environment, and the spiritual dimensions of the human condition. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) is a vibrant gallery and open format generative studio offering collaborative work and exhibition space in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Join BEI fellows and guests from Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts for an afternoon of reading, art, book signings, and refreshments at CAM, 2125 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, a short distance from the Convention Center.


Health & Safety Information:

Common Area Maintenance encourages but does not require patrons to wear masks.


Contact: DJ Lee
Contact Email: deblee@wsu.edu
Organization: Black Earth Institute & Common Area Maintenance
Organization URL: website

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, Pike Place Market, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101

Stuttering & Writing: Five Authors on Speech Disability in Literature


Cost: Contribution
Event URL: website

Amid the welcome attention now paid to writers with disabilities, stuttering continues to receive scant notice. This panel, comprised of writers who themselves stutter and have made it the theme of their works, will discuss with the audience why and how they have come to to write, in prose and verse, about stammering in an otherwise fluent world. Participants include Adam Giannelli, Amy Reardon, Jordan Scott, David Shields and John Whittier Treat.


Contact: John Whittier Treat
Contact Email: john.treat@yale.edu

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Seattle Coffee Works, 108 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Literary Rule Breakers


Cost: Free

To some artists, rules are challenges! At this event, seven published writers will briefly explain before reading what "rule" they are breaking. Maybe the piece breaks rules of form or style, or features a character who doesn’t play by the rules. Come listen, drink tasty coffee, and chat with writers! Featuring: Jennifer Moore (poet), Matt Bell (fiction writer), Alyse Bensel (poet), Josh Davis (poet), Kelly Kathleen Ferguson (nonfiction writer), Katie Berta (poet), Jennifer Pullen (fiction writer).


Contact: Jennifer Pullen
Contact Email: j-pullen@onu.edu

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Vermillion Gallery & Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Storyknife Writers Reading & Get Together


Cost: Free

Reading featuring women writers in residence from Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska. An opportunity to hear amazing women writers read from their fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Come and hang out with a spectacular community. More info on readers at http://www.storyknife.org.


Contact: Erin Hollowell
Contact Email: info@storyknife.org
Organization: Storyknife Writers Retreat
Organization URL: website

Bad Bishop, 704 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

2 Horatio: Poetry of the Pandemic, Then and Now


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

2 Horatio: Poetry of the Pandemic, Then and Now is a special issue of 2 Horatio created by Elaine Sexton and co-edited by Elaine Sexton, Jennifer Stewart Miller and Joan Capello. Readers include contributors to the issue and friends of this community. Readings will be plentiful, short, and will include a ten-minute intermission. Food and drink will be available for purchase from this acclaimed bar and eatery. Join us!


Health & Safety Information:

Masks are encouraged but not required.


Contact: Thea Goodman & Vanessa Smith
Contact Email: goodthayer@gmail.com

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Blarney Stone Pub, 1416 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

UCF MFA Creative Writing Program 10th Annual Reading & Reunion


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join us for drinks, food, reuniting, and socializing at our 10th Annual Reunion at the Blarney Stone Pub in Seattle. Come early (5:00 p.m. or so) for the Flash Readings by MFA students in the UCF MFA program. Hosted by first-year MFA students. It's always exciting to see alumni, current students, and faculty. Hope to see you there!


Contact: Terry Ann Thaxton
Contact Email: terry.thaxton@ucf.edu
Organization: University of Central Florida MFA CRW Program
Organization URL: website

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Quest Bookshop and Theosophical Society, 717 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

A Divine Reading: Where Writing and Divination Meet


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join writers and divination practitioners for a reading of work influenced and shaped by divination practice and poetics. Featured readers include Teresa Carmody, Megan Kaminski, Hillary Leftwich, Kristin Nelson, Damian Rogers, and Selah Saterstrom.


Health & Safety Information:

Please follow any updated COVID protocols as appropriate.


Contact: Michele Battiste
Contact Email: mcbattiste@gmail.com

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Solo Bar & Eatery, 200 Roy St, Seattle, WA 98109

Party with the Northwest Literary Translators


Cost: Free, drinks for purchase
Event URL: website

All translators and friends of translators are invited to celebrate with Seattle's literary translation community! We'll have select readings by local translators, delicious free food (come early), and drinks for purchase. Event sponsored by the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society, the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington, and Seattle City of Literature.


Health & Safety Information:

This event will be held partially in an outside space. Masks are appreciated but not required.


Contact: Shelley Fairweather-Vega & Gabriella Page-Fort
Contact Email: translation@fairvega.com
Organization: Northwest Literary Translators
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Seattle Public Library, 10th Floor Reading Room, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Reading: Veliz Books, BOA Editions, Noemi Press


Cost: Free

Join us to hear new and exciting work by authors from BOA Editions, Noemi Press, and Veliz Books.


Contact: Veliz Books, BOA Editions, Noemi Press
Contact Email: info@velizbooks.com

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cone & Steiner, 135 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

On Making a Midlife Debut


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Poet Rooja Mohassessy (When Your Sky Runs Into Mine, Elixir Press, February 2023) and fiction writer Emily Tobias (Monarch, Nomadic Press, March 2023) will read from their forthcoming books and discuss what a midlife debut feels like.


Contact: Rooja Mohassessy, Emily Tobias
Contact Email: roojamohassessy@gmail.com

Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Jessamine Chan with Angela Garbes: The School for Good Mothers


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Third Place Books is pleased to welcome Jessamine Chan for the paperback release of her New York Times bestselling novel, The School for Good Mothers. An “intense” (Oprah Daily), “captivating” (Today) page-turner using dark wit to explore the pains and joys of the deepest ties that bind us, Chan has written a modern literary classic. Chan will be joined in conversation by Angela Garbes, the celebrated local author of Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.


Contact: Spencer Ruchti
Contact Email: events@thirdplacebooks.com
Organization: Third Place Books

Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

A Night of Indie Publishers


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join us at our Ravenna neighborhood store for a celebration of independent publishers, weird and meaningful literature, and the long future of publishing. The evening will include presentations from: Two Lines Press, Dalkey Archive / Deep Vellum, Open Letter, Catapult / Soft Skull / Counterpoint, Coffee House Press, Dorothy, a publishing project, Transit Books, and A Public Space. Join us afterward for drinks, reunion, and casual conversation at The Pub at Third Place. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.


Contact: Spencer Ruchti
Contact Email: events@thirdplacebooks.com
Organization: Third Place Books

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Old Stove Brewing Ship Canal, 600 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

Clarion West Social & Readings


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Come socialize and hear Clarion West alumni and community members read from their work! We'll host a social hour starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by readings starting at 8:00 p.m. at Old Stove Ship Canal brewery in North Queen Anne. Meet us outside under the heated tent after grabbing a drink on tap or bar food, or check out the food truck for a full meal. The venue is all-ages and dog friendly. Specific accessibility requests can be accommodated with two weeks' notice of the event by contacting workshop@clarionwest.org. RSVP: https://clarionwest.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/clarionwest/event.jsp?event=557&


Health & Safety Information:

Masks will not be required under the tent, but we recommend them if the space is crowded. The tent is open air and there is ample space to wander outside.


Contact: Jae Steinbacher
Contact Email: workshop@clarionwest.org
Organization: Clarion West
Organization URL: website

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Vermillion Gallery & Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

LOGOS & EcoTheo Present Luther Hughes & Gabrielle Bates


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

LOGOS gatherings are "liturgically-inflected" reading events. By lovingly, artfully, non-dogmatically incorporating elements of sacred ritual into the format of a traditional poetry reading, LOGOS cultivates a space for sharing poetry that is participatory and dynamic — and seeks to "evoke transcendence through poetry, ritual, and conversation." LOGOS is a project of EcoTheo Collective, a registered nonprofit that "celebrates wonder, enlivens conversations, and inspires commitments to ecology, spirituality, and art." Poet bios: https://www.lutherxhughes.com/ and https://www.gabriellebat.es/.


Health & Safety Information:

LOGOS & EcoTheo respect and celebrate the precautionary health measures taken by any participants and attendees, but will not have any specific health protocols in place.


Contact: LOGOS & EcoTheo Collective
Contact Email: travis@ecotheo.org
Organization URL: website

Friday, March 10, 2023

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lemieux Library, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Latinx/Chicanx & More (Poetry at Seattle University)


Cost: Free

Seattle University welcomes poets from the entire country by having this reading and reception, as well as an open mic at the Lemieux Library. Local and national poets will read to our local and national audiences in town for a major conference. Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs hosts this event. Please contact her at gutierg@seattleu.edu should you like to read for this event. She is the author and editor of several Latinx/Chicanx anthologies and poetry collections.


Health & Safety Information:

We appreciate your wearing a mask for this event, except while eating or drinking.


Contact: Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
Contact Email: gutierg@seattleu.edu
Organization: Seattle University

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Columbia Room, Fourth Floor, Union Street Tower, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 981

Madvillans Read


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Madville Publishing authors and anthology contributors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will read from their work. Among the readers will be Jodi Angel, Wondra Chang, Francine Rodriguez, Bruce Overby, Lee Zacharias, and many more. We will update the list of participants as we learn of more.


Health & Safety Information:

At this time, we are not requesting masks. That could change nearer to the event!


Contact: Kimberly Davis & Luanne Smith
Contact Email: info@madvillepublishing.com
Organization: Madville Publishing
Organization URL: website

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Vermillion Gallery & Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

A Kalamazoo Frame of Mind: A Reading by Alumni of WMU’s MFA and PhD Programs


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Poets, novelists, and writers of creative nonfiction from all over the country will gather to read their latest and greatest—connected by their time at Western Michigan University. There will be a band (Snowmound, of Seattle), drinks, and a tribute to dear friend and fellow alum poet Cody Todd. An open mic will follow the scheduled reading. Come one, come all.


Contact: Kelly Daniels
Contact Email: kellydaniels@augustana.edu

5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Lorca Latinx Prize Reading Featuring Carmen Giménez & heidi andrea restrepo rhodes


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

In collaboration with Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, LOGOS & EcoTheo Collective are pleased to present a liturgically-inflected poetry reading in celebration of the work of 2023 Lorca Latinx Prize winner heidi andrea restrepo rhodes & 2023 Guest Judge Carmen Giménez. Established in 2019, the Lorca Latinx Poetry Prize for an emerging poet supports the publication of a dual-language, artisanal chapbook by a poet with no more than one full-length collection in print. Poet bios: https://carmengimenez.net/ and https://www.heidiandrea.com/.


Health & Safety Information:

LOGOS & EcoTheo respect and celebrate the precautionary health measures taken by any participants and attendees, but will not have any specific health protocols in place.


Contact: LOGOS & EcoTheo Collective
Contact Email: travis@ecotheo.org
Organization: Letras Latinas
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

A Reading with Spuyten Duyvil Press


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Readings from authors Teresa Carmody, Caroline Hagood, Jenny Irish, Brooks Sterritt, Elisabeth Sheffield, Jeffrey DeShell, and Kevin Allardice.


Contact: Kevin Allardice
Contact Email: kevin.allardice@gmail.com
Organization: Spuyten Duyvil
Organization URL: website

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Razzi's Pizzeria, 1314 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101

Poetry Reading: Persea Books with Alice James Books


Cost: Free

Poetry and pizza go together well, so join the talented poets of Persea Books and Alice James Books at Razzi's Pizzeria in downtown Seattle for a night of delicious food, drinks, and community. Readers include Jane Wong, Shawn R. Jones, Jeffrey Thomson, and more. See you there!


Contact: Persea Books
Contact Email: aroustio@perseabooks.com
Organization URL: website

The Lab at Ada's Books, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Apogee Press Reading


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join us for an evening with Berkeley's Apogee Press! Cash bar is available. Featured readers will include Susanne Dyckman, Alice Jones, Denise Newman, Elizabeth Robinson, Cole Swensen, Barbara Tomash, and Laura Walker.


Contact: Lisa Alden
Contact Email: laura@watsonwalker.com
Organization: Apogee Press
Organization URL: website

Rhein Haus Seattle, 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Red Hen Press Omnibus Celebration


Cost: Free

Join Red Hen Press authors from our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons for a reading celebration! Come for the readings, stay for the food! Limited number of drink tickets available, plus free food for the early birds!


Contact: Red Hen Press
Contact Email: media@redhen.org

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ada's Technical Books and Cafe, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Counterpath / Using Electricity / The Body in Language Anthology Performances & Readings


Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for this free event (food, alcohol, and many many books for sale) at Ada's, a don't-miss bookstore in a classic Seattle neighborhood! Counterpath blowout superstar lineup, including world premiere performance piece by Ronaldo Wilson, Using Electricity series authors Arwa Michelle Mboya, Li Zilles, John Cayley, and Nick Montfort, feature of Edwin Torres's anthology The Body in Language, with Eleni Sikelianos, Rae Armantrout, and Urayoan Noel, plus a brand new film by Edwin Torres. Plus! Valerie Hsiung, Jose Antonio Villarán, and Rodrigo Toscano!


Contact: Tim Roberts
Contact Email: counterpath@gmail.com
Organization: Counterpath
Organization URL: website

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Oindrila Mukherjee and Chaitali Sen: The Dream Builders & A New Race of Men From Heaven


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Third Place Books is pleased to welcome authors Oindrila Mukherjee and Chaitali Sen for a discussion of their new fiction at our Ravenna neighborhood store. Mukherjee's The Dream Builders (Tin House Books) explores class divisions, gender roles, and stories of survival within a society that is constantly changing and becoming increasingly Americanized. Winner of Sarabande's Mary McCarthy Prize, Sen's A New Race of Men from Heaven (Sarabande Books) is a collection of stories about characters who wander but are are never truly lost. Registration is required in advance.


Contact: Spencer Ruchti
Contact Email: events@thirdplacebooks.com
Organization: Third Place Books

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

MadArt Studio, 325 Westlake Ave N #101, Seattle, WA 98109

Reading with co-im-press, Veliz Books, Eulalia Books, & Carrion Bloom Books


Cost: Free

Featuring authors and translators from co-im-press, Veliz Books, Eulalia Books, and Carrion Bloom Books.


Contact: Michelle Gil-Montero
Contact Email: michelle@eulaliabooks.com
Organization: co-im-press, Veliz Books, Eulalia Books, Carrion Bloom Books
Organization URL: website

Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

25th Anniversary Reading by Gival Press Authors


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Gival Press authors will read from their work: Jeff Walt, Esther Schwartz-McKinzie, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Cecilia Martinez-Gil, John Domini, and Cliff Bernier.


Health & Safety Information:

Attendees should follow all conference health and safety guidelines. Wearing masks at this event is optional. No outside food or drink may be brought into the venue.


Contact: Robert L Giron
Contact Email: givalpress@yahoo.com
Organization: Gival Press
Organization URL: website

Museum of Museums, 900 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

The Wilds—Pleasure, Power, and the Erotic—Celebrating Miah Jeffra’s American Gospel


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join us at the Museum of Museums to celebrate the release of Miah Jeffra’s novel, American Gospel. We do so by gathering writers who dare to write sex and joy. We imagine a radical consent culture in which an enthusiastic yes is possible. We seek a praxis of ecstasy, a poetics and storytelling of humor, embodiment, satisfaction, resilience, and writing that embraces desire as creative and liberatory practice. Joining Miah will be dynamic and poignant readings from Amber Flame, Arisa White, Jennifer Lewis, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Syr Beker, Addie Tsai, and others to be announced.


Contact: Siolo Thompson
Contact Email: psychopompprojects@gmail.com
Organization: Psychopomp Projects and Red Light Lit
Organization URL: website

Common Area Maintenance, 2125 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

b e t w e e n s p a c e s


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, Kelsey Street Press, Essay Press, and Bellingham Review host a hybridisciplinary phonetic transference featuring Ally Ang, Kiran Bath, Ching-In Chen, Steven Dunn, Valerie Hsiung, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Dennis James Sweeney and Keith S. Wilson.


Contact: Common Area Maintenance
Contact Email: hello@camseattle.org

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Seattle Central Library, Betty Jane Narver Reading Room, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Lily Poetry Review Books


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Join us at Lily Poetry Review Books at the Seattle Central Public Library in the Betty Jane Narver Reading Room at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10th for a reading featuring Meghan Sterling, Max Heinegg, Kelly DuMar, Deborah Leipziger, Josette Akresh Gpnzales, Tommy Archuleta, Phoebe Reeves, Paul Nemser, Gloria Monaghan, Christine Jones, Liz Ahl, Kareem Tayyar, Jennifer Jean, Anne Riesenberg, Cynthia Bargar, Alexis Ivy, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, and Michael McInnis.


Contact: Eileen Cleary
Contact Email: eileen.poet@gmail.com
Organization: Lily Poetry Review
Organization URL: website

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Triptych: A Reading, A Screening, and a Dance Party


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Triptych: A reading, a screening, and a dance party, hosted by TriQuarterly, Denver Quarterly/FIVES, and Southeast Review. Featuring an hour-long reading of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with screenings of short video essays and cinepoems between each reader. Cash bar opens in the lobby at 7:30 p.m, reading starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. in Cinema 1. Dance party to follow featuring a playlist curated by our editors and readers! Free registration via Eventbrite encouraged—doors will close when we reach capacity!


Contact: TriQuarterly
Contact Email: triquarterly@northwestern.edu
Organization: Northwest Film Forum
Organization URL: website

Saturday, March 11, 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Hanging Loose, Rigorous, & Unlikely Stories


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Hanging Loose Press, Rigorous: a journal by people of color, and Unlikely Stories/Unlikely Books team up to present an awesome, three-hour poetry reading with many of your favorites! Readers will include John Wall Barger, Martine Bellen, Carol Dorf, Gerald Fleming, Joanna Fuhrman, Kenning JP García, Martha Jackson Kaplan, Cecilia Martinez-Gil, Laura Mattingly, Gloria Mindock, Renuka Raghavan, dan raphael, Michael Ruby, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Rone Shavers, Rats Alice Trujillo, and Marc Vincenz! This schedule is not finalized, and more names will likely appear!


Contact: Jonathan Penton, Joanna Fuhrman, Kenning JP García
Contact Email: jonathan@unlikelystories.org

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Memoir Monday


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

Memoir Monday brings the very best first-person writing together in a weekly newsletter and a quarterly reading series. This special Saturday edition of Memoir Monday will be hosted by Lilly Dancyger and feature authors Sabrina Imbler (How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures), Raquel Gutiérrez (Brown Neon), Erin Keane (Runaway: Notes on the Myths that Made Me), and Camonghne Felix (Dyscalculia: A Love Story of Epic Miscalculation).


Contact: Spencer Ruchti
Contact Email: events@thirdplacebooks.com
Organization: Third Place Books

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Rabbit Box Theatre, 94 Pike St, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101

Glitterati! A Reading of Sparkling New Work at The Rabbit Box Theatre, Pike Place Market


Cost: Free
Event URL: website

The Rabbit Box Theatre presents Glitterati!, a celebratory gathering and reading of sparkling new work by Arianne Zwartjes, Michael X. Wang, Sarah Viren, Addie Tsai, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Talia Kolluri, Allegra Hyde, Irene Cooper, and Beth Alvarado. Relax with a drink from the bar and a bite from the bistro, mingle with friends, and wrap up your conference experience in glittering style at Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market. (Take the stairs off Pike Street, next to Left Bank Books Collective.) The Rabbit Box Theatre has ADA accessibility. There are ramps and elevators and information about them on this website: https://www.pikeplacemarket.org/map/


Health & Safety Information:

Masks are appreciated and will be available, but are not required.


Contact: Beth Alvarado and Irene Cooper
Contact Email: bethalvarado1@gmail.com

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

2301 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

#wrongAsian: Other Poets I Have Been


Cost: Free

When Asian-American comedian Ali Wong announced her divorce from husband Justin Hakuta last spring, mainstream media posted the news with the wrong pic: Wong’s co-star Randall Park instead of her actual husband. Nope. #wrongAsian — one of many nuh-uhs. Actor Randall Park is also not comedian Ronny Chieng. #wrongAsian. Singaporean actress Tan Kheng Hua is not Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh. #wrongAsian. Join us for a night of poetry and identity messing. Featuring four Asian-American women poets: Woogee Bae who is not Arlene Kim who is not EJ Koh who is not Shin Yu Pai.


Health & Safety Information:

Masking is strongly recommended and requested by the organizers.


Contact: Shin Yu Pai and Arlene Kim
Contact Email: ShinYu.Pai@gmail.com
Organization: Slip Gallery
Organization URL: website

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