2014 AWP Conference Schedule

Join AWP's literary community for the following offsite events, hosted throughout the area during our conference. These events are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP. We list these events as a courtesy to our attendees.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Poetry Slam Invitational
Cost: $5
Event URL: website
The Seattle Poetry Slam is Seattle's longest running weekly show! Come join us as we showcase a number of local and out-of-town poets, teachers, performance artists and activists who have their roots in poetry slam. Then stick around to witness our finest current local poetic talent!
Contact: Cecily Schuler

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Vectorized! Broadsides and Images from Broadsided Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Broadsided Press has been putting literature and art on the streets since 2005. This exhibit pairs "streets-style" prints of broadsides with photos of them around the country, honoring both the broadsides and the space they occupy in the world. Exhibit up all conference.
Contact: Elizabeth Bradfield

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 5th Ave #108, Seattle, WA 98101

Louder Than Words
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Louder Than Words, features the work of 15 jewelry artists who have used "words" as the inspiration for these particular pieces of jewelry. Complimentary coffee, creme puffs. Gallery publications on view.
Contact: Karen Lorene

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Nelson Bentley Extravaganza
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Professor Nelson Bentley encouraged and inspirited generations of Northwest poets. Please join us for a large and lively Bentley tribute featuring poets, ex-poets, and an arachnid curator. After Hugo House, we'll repair to Sam's Tavern. All are welcome.
Contact: Patricia Clark

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Blindfold Gallery, 1718 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102 and Various Locations (Seattle)

The Inbred Text; Writers Reading to Other Writers Who Will Be Reading at the Same Event: A Litcrawl
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join PageBoy Magazine for an in depth exploration into the inbred text. As we crawl from venue to venue we will discuss instances of textual in breeding while generally making ourselves sick on the poetic plethora. Drinks will be available.
Contact: Thomas Walton

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 1333 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Festival of Language
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
With nearly fifty highly diverse writers, the Festival of Language will be presented in three ninety-minute sets of rapid-fire readings that celebrate language and the artists who turn language into art. For a full list of readers go to www.festivalwriter.org under the upcoming events tab. Open to the public.
Contact: Jane L.Carman

5:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Alibi Room, 85 Pike St #410 (in Post Alley) Seattle, WA 98101

Memorious 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Memorious.org celebrates 10 years of online publishing! Events kick off with a happy hour, then readings by Rick Barot, Tarfia Faizullah, Nina McConigley,Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ed Pavlic, Rachel Richardson, Ian Stansel, & Robert Lopez followed by a dance party from 10-1! Visit event site for details.
Contact: Rebecca Morgan Frank

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Cave Canem Fellows Benefit Reading
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
Joined by Washingtonians Colleen McElroy & Gloria Burgess, 20 Cave Canem fellows take the stage to raise funds for North America's premier home for black poetry. Cave Canem fellow Robin Coste Lewis will host! Cash bar celebration to follow.
Contact: Nicole Sealey

Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way Seattle, WA 98122

Tiferet Journal Reading
Cost: Free ($5, suggested gallery donation)
Event URL: website
Tiferet Journal is delighted to welcome you to Seattle with a first night offsite reading. Our fabulous readers include: Alicia Ostriker, Aliki Barnstone, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Amy King, Tony Barnstone, Ami Kaye, Bill Kenower, Donna Baier Stein, and Melissa Studdard.
Contact: Melissa Studdard

6:30 pm

The Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington 3931 Brooklyn Ave. Seattle, WA 98195

Filipino Writers Reading
Cost: Free
Three Filipino writers Aimee Suarza, Souvenirs, Reni Roxas Hangang sa Muli and Kristin Naca Bird Eating Bird read from their works. The event is co-hosted by the Filipino American Students Association at UW and Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA).
Contact: Robert Flor

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike Seattle, WA 98122)

An Evening With Denver Quarterly & New American Writing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Our readers will be Gillian Conoley, Claudia Keelan, Trey Moody, David Mutschlecner, John Olson, Bin Ramke, Elizabeth Robinson, Paul Hoover, Anne Shaw and Matvei Yankelevich.
Contact: Christopher Kondrich

7:00 pm

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale St. Seattle, WA 98108

Foxing & Friends: A Benefit Post-It Show
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Foxing Quarterly, A Strange Object, Write Bloody Publishing, American Short Fiction, and The Austin Review for a Post-It note art show and reading. Readers: Derrick Brown, Kelly Luce, and T Kira Madden. Artists: too many to name! Free drinks. Benefitting a special event to be announced there.
Contact: Michael Barrett

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bedlam Coffee, 2231 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Alumni Reading & Mixer
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us to celebrate our program in an intimate setting! Alumni of the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program form an active and diverse community of writers, known for their innovative and interdisciplinary work. Featuring: Bel Poblador, Chris Black, Cole Cohen, Heatherlie Allison, and K. Bradford.
Contact: Janice Sapigao

Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

The Heaven of Demons Reading:Jennifer Percy and David James Poissant
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join David James Poissant for the book launch of his story collection The Heaven of Animals (Simon & Schuster) + Jen Percy for a reading from Demon Camp(Scribner). Readings followed by signings. Directions: From Convention Center, head East on Pike St. Go 10 blocks. Left on 10th AVE. Store is on Left.
Contact: David James Poissant

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come hear Tess Gallagher and other writers reading their selections from the first-ever anthology of poetry by contemporary widows. Newly released, The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief & Survival, edited by Jacquline Lapidus and Lise Menn, with a foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Contact: Kristine Shorey Forbes

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Garden House, 2336 15th Ave South Seattle, WA 98144

Race & Ethnicity: Four Poets Expand the Dialogue
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a poetry reading focusing on the topic of ethnicity and face featuring Patricia Smith, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Martha Collins, & Lee Sharkey. The venue is located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle on the Link lightrail line (south).
Contact: Martha Silano

University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

History, Fiction, & Atomic Legacy: A Reading from The Wives of Los Alamos
Event URL: website
TaraShea Nesbit will read from The Wives of Los Alamos, a novel that explores the creation of the atomic bomb from lesser heard voices. Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, Indies Next Pick, Amazon Best of the Month Selection, Indies Choice Spring 2014 Debut Novel Pick.
Contact: TaraShea Nesbit

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Two Dollar Radio, Soho Press, Bookforum, & The American Reader: First Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Presented by Bookforum, Soho Press, The American Reader, and Two Dollar Radio. Featured readings by Cari Luna, D. Foy, Matt Bell, Jeff Jackson, and Sean Madigan Hoen. Hosted by Tod Goldberg.
Contact: Rudy Martinez

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

Literary Reading: I Saw Them When...
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Third Place Books in Ravenna and the Lit.mustest reading series present an evening with award-winning and recently published students and alumni from Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing program. For an up to date listing of presenters, please visit https://www.facebook.com/litmustestgoddard
Contact: Robyn Lynn

Barca Bar, 1510 11th Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98122

The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series
Cost: $5 (suggested donation)
Event URL: website
Coming from New York City, The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series brings together writers at all stages of their careers to share their work on one small stage. Mira Maria Ptacin, Roxane Gay, Liza Monroy, Adam Wilson, Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, and Lincoln Michel will tell stories with reality in mind.
Contact: Kassi Underwood

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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

The Breadline
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Breadline monthly performance series closes out 3 years of 'poetry for the people' with a lineup of 5 phenomenal poets: 'Seattle-istas' Roberto Carlos Ascalon & Michelle Peñaloza, and 'out-of-town-ers' Sarah Heady, Hannah Stephenson, and Arlene Biala. Music by Pears.
Contact: alex bleecker

Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St Seattle, WA 98101

Birds of a Feather Reading with Thrush Poetry Journal and Barn Owl Review
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join Thrush Poetry Journal and Barn Owl Review for an offsite poetry reading to kick off AWP Seattle. Doors open at 7:00 PM, readings will start at 8:00 PM. Cash bar, rampant cheer, and debut of Barn Owl Review issue #7 available. All are welcome.
Contact: Mary Biddinger

The Grotto, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Reading and Soirée with the School of Letters
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join the School of Letters for a 'rendezvous' at The Grotto, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge. This will be a soirée and reading with the charming Adrianne Harun, Carol Cassella, Leigh Anne Couch and Michael Griffith as well as many other beguiling readers.
Contact: April Alvarez

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

Unfinished Stories of Girls
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Catherine Zobal Dent reads from her debut book Unfinished Stories of Girls (Fomite, May 2014) at Left Bank Books (Pike's Place Market), "specializing in anti-authoritarian, anarchist, independent, radical and small-press titles."
Contact: Catherine Dent

Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Margaret Wrinkle, Author of Wash
Cost: Free
In conjunction with Black History Month, Margaret Wrinkle author of Wash will be speaking at Island Books. Winner of the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, Wash reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge contemporary assumptions about race, power.
Contact: Susan Szafir

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

University Of Washington CW Program Celebration
Cost: Free
Please join us at a reading/party to celebrate our program, students, alumni and friends. The evening will start with a reading by UW faculty members Linda Bierds, David Bosworth, Andrew Feld, Richard Kenney, Heather McHugh, David Shields, Maya Sonenberg, Pimone Triplett and Shawn Wong.
Contact: Andrew Feld

The Pine Box Bar, 1600 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Poetry Northwest & Seattle Arts & Lectures Kick-Off Party & Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
This special event--think: opening ceremonies at the Olympics-- will feature readings by Britanny Cavallero, Jessica Fisher, Matthew Neinow, Matthew Olzmann, Hannah Sanghee Park, Zach Savich, Cody Walker, Kary Wayson, Catherine Wing and special guest Heather McHugh, with music by The Lorens.
Contact: Kevin Craft

9:00 pm

Pike Brewing Company, 1415 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Eyewear Publishing Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Eyewear Publishing, a London-based international publisher of contemporary poetry & prose, presents readings by Eyewear poets: Don Share, Mandy Kahn, Morgan Harlow & David Shook. Also Eyewear friends: Dana Gioia, Ilya Kaminsky & Katie Farris, and others TBA. Eyewear books will be on sale as well.
Contact: David Shook

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Bat City Review 10th Anniversary Reading & Release Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Bat City Review in celebrating the release of our 10th Anniversary Issue at Sole Repair Shop! A night of drinks, revelry, & readings by BCR contributors from the past 10 years: Rachel Yoder, Dara Wier, Kyle Coma-Thompson, Roger Reeves, Hoa Nguyen, & Seth Abramson.
Contact: Blake Lee Pate

Thursday, February 27, 2014

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Daily Grill, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 629 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101

State Poet Laureate Breakfast
Cost: Breakfast will not be hosted.
An informal social gathering for current and emeritus state poet laureates and their arts administrators. Spouses are welcome also.
Contact: Kathleen Flenniken

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co., 8414 Greenwood Ave. Seattle, WA 98103

826 Seattle Open House
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Space Travelers! Educators! Writers! Come gather supplies (and gifts for the folks back home) at The Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company; a.k.a the universe's foremost purveyor of space travel supplies. Shop and learn about the great work of 826 Seattle, a writing and tutoring center for children.
Contact: Leslie McCallum

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Margin Shift Presents Bernheimer, Cobb, and Goldstein
Cost: Free
Seattle poetry collective Margin Shift presents a special off-site lunchtime reading with Alan Bernheimer, Allison Cobb & Laura Goldstein at the Hedreen Gallery in Capitol Hill. Words served with food.
Contact: Deborah Woodard

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fleet Feet Sports, 911 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Run of the Ancient Mariner
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an offsite event for writers who run. Run of the Ancient Mariner features two free, untimed runs. Each run will have a single aid station providing water, snacks, and a little belletristic distraction (poets!). Both runs will culminate in a gathering at Brouwer's for an afterparty.
Contact: Jeff Encke

3:30 pm

Eclectic Theater, 1214 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Reading of Wagoner's play "First Class"
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
A reading of "First Class," David Wagoner's play about Theodore Roethke, will be presented Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 and again on Saturday, March 1 at 3:30 Both readings will feature several performers in the title role.
Contact: Leonie M Fogle

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Hilton, Makani Room, 1301 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

SPD Presents: Translations
Cost: Free
SPD presents: Anna Moschovakis translating Marcelle Sauvageot, Alan Bernhemier trans. Philippe Soupault & Robert Desnos, John Sakkis trans. Siarita Kouka, Jen Hofer trans. Dolores Dorantes & Virginia Lucas, Ji Yoon Lee trans. Kim Yideum, Brent Cunningham trans. Arthur Rimbaud.
Contact: Brent Cunningham

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 11508 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 .

Chapbook and CutBank 80 Release Party
Event URL: website
Join CutBank Magazine from Missoula, MT in celebrating the release of our newest publications. Readings by Anne Barngrover, Justin Carroll, Annie Guthrie, Amy King, Dennis Sweeney, Devon Taylor, Shelly Taylor, Karen Volkman and Avni Vyas!!
Contact: Rachel Mindell

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

IAIA MFA Faculty Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Faculty members from the Institute of American Indian Arts' Low Residency MFA Program will read poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Readers include Sherwin Bitsui, Jon Davis, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Melissa Febos, Joan Kane, Susan Power, Ken White, and Orlando White.
Contact: Jon Davis

The Crocodile (The Back Bar), 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98121

First Books for First Book
Event URL: website
Seven poets read to benefit First Book Seattle, a literacy organization that provides new books to children in need in King County. Katy Didden, Tarfia Faizullah, Benjamin Landry, Tomás Q. Morin, John A. Nieves, Jessica Piazza and Megan Snyder-Camp read from their collections.
Contact: Benjamin Landry

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

LUCID Cocktail Lounge, 5241 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

A Reading 'eXperiment' Presented by Festival of Language
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An experiment in the reading of original creative works as juxtaposed against expectations, perceptions, and audience. With new and exciting compositions and configurations, this reading 'eXperiment' will be a one-of-a-experience. Open to the public, and audience participation encouraged. Go to festivalwriter.org for more details.
Contact: Jane L.Carman

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Red Velvet Lounge, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Rendezvous With Risk
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring short acts of literary daring by OSU-Cascades Faculty & Co-Conspirators Arielle Greenberg, Emily Carr, T. Geronimo Johnson, Joy Katz, Karen Finneyfrock, Eli Hastings, Hoa Hguyen T.C. Tolbert & more! Join us to learn about OSU-Cascades’ innovative & inspiring Low-Residency MFA adventure!
Contact: Dr. Emily Carr

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

The Field Office Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring Poets of The Field Office: Curtis Bauer, Ross Gay, Ada Limón, & Marcus Wicker. Please join us for poetry and cocktails! Does it get any better?!
Contact: Vaughan Fielder

Von Trapp's, 912 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Vermont Studio Center Turns 30!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for happy hour at Von Trapp's--meet & mingle with VSC staff, alumni, visiting writers, and friends, enjoy short readings from Carl Adamshick, Adam Fell, Nicole Hardy, Sebastian Matthews, Simone Muench, and Susan Steinberg, and and Susan Steinberg. Play some indoor bocce! 1st drink is free!
Contact: Jake Nussbaum

Moe Bar, 1425 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Tacos & Tecate Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Brooklyn Arts Press, MAKE, and Green Lantern Press invite you to head up to MOE Bar for $2 tacos, $2 Tecates, and short readings (at 6pm) from Daniel Borzutzky +Valerie Mejer, Jackie Clark, Joel Craig, Carol Guess, Broc Rossell, and Andy Fitch +Amaranth Borsuk.
Contact: Sarah Dodson

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

Words on Tap
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Willow Springs Editions, a small press based in Spokane, Washington, is hosting a reading featuring Nathan Oates, winner of the 2012 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction, and James Nolan, author of Drunk on Salt, volume 4 of the Acme Poem Company Surrealist Poetry Series.
Contact: Dorian Karahalios

The Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Solstice MFA Program Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Alumni of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program share their work.
Contact: Tanya Whiton

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

Seattle University Northwest Writers Celebration
Cost: Free
Come celebrate regional writers from the Pacific Northwest at Seattle University's beautiful 6th floor faculty lounge in the newly remodeled Lemieux Library! This event will feature poetry and prose by local writers who are affiliated with the Seattle University community: Sharon Cumberland, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Sonora Jha, Susan Meyers, Abel Salas, and more.
Contact: Susan Meyers

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Sorrento Hotel, Suite 500, 900 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

Open Letter Books
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Open Letter Books editors and translations for some free drinks, snacks, books, and more free drinks. Author--and Open Letter board member--Joanna Scott will be there, along with poet and translator Jennifer Grotz, and senior editor Kaija Straumanis. There will be no readings at this event.
Contact: Chad W. Post

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Mexico Cantina y Cocina, Pacific Place 600 Pine St, Level 4, Seattle, WA 98101

2014 PACHANGA/Con Tinta
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A meeting and celebration of Con Tinta, an organization of Latina writers from across the country, will be recognizing regional writers from Northwest. This year, the work of Jesus "El Flaco" Maldonado and Kathleen Alcala will be honored. Entertainment by eSe Theatre. In addition to the celebration of the five years of CantoMundo: Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar Celebration.
Contact: Xanath Caraza

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101

Wave Books Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Mary Ruefle, Joshua Beckman, Cedar Sigo, Garrett Caples, and Eileen Myles will read together at ACT's cabaret theater.
Contact: Brittany Dennison

The Six Arms Pub, 300 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

The Common: A Year in Dispatches
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading (and for drinks) celebrating work published in The Common's Dispatches column this past year; our featured writers will include Katherine Hill, Ira Sukrungruang, Margot Schlipp, Kurt Caswell , Brandi Katherine Herrera, Jeff Darren Muse, and Hannah Gersen.
Contact: James Alan Gill

5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Aquarius Press & Willow Books Authors' Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Aquarius Press and its imprint, Willow Books, dedicated to publishing and promoting authors underrepresented in literary publishing, present six of its authors in a poetry and prose reading: Derrick Harriell, Angela Narciso Torres, Angie Chang, Sarah Zale, Adrienne Christian, Cedric Tillman.
Contact: Angie Chuang

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Project Room, 1315 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

The Transformation of a Poem
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
How does a poem become a poem? How do the lines take shape? What if a book of poems came with a blooper reel? Featuring poets Hannah Stephenson, Nick Courtright, Leah Umansky, Luisa Igloria, and Justin Runge.
Contact: Jess Van Nostrand

Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 11508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Trifecta: A Celebration of Three Debut Books
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Debut Lit presents: Lorraine Doran, Phrasebook for the Pleiades, 2012 Cider Press Book Award winner; Jessica Hendry Nelson, If Only You People Could Follow Directions, a Spring 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices title; Kristen Millares Young, Subduction, recently excerpted in City Arts Magazine.
Contact: Rebekah Anderson

Art Not Terminal Gallery, 45 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

TriQuarterly Reading: Issue 145
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us at A/NT: a non-traditional gallery for a reading celebrating the most recent issue of TriQuarterly. Readers include: Timothy Liu, Lucas Southworth, Peggy Shinner, Rilla Askew, and Michelle Peñaloza. Meet editors, meet writers.
Contact: C. Russell Price

Liberty Bar, 517 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

6 Under 36
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Take a break from the conference center and come join us for an evening of craft cocktails and poetry readings by six writers under age 36: Brittany Cavallaro, Kendra DeColo, Sara Eliza Johnson, Tyler Mills, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Corey Van Landingham.
Contact: Corey Van Landingham

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Book-It Repertory Theatre, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

The Stories She Carries: A Book-It Theatre Happy Hour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Book-It Theatre is partnering with 5 celebrated writers for a cocktail hour filled with author readings, Book-It Style staged readings, and a Q&A. Attendees of the happy hour will receive a special $5 discount code to that evening’s Frankenstein performance.
Contact: Arisa White

Fountain Wine Bar and Lounge, Seattle Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Fellows Reunion
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
VCCA Fellows Reunion! Come early, and have a beer on us!
Contact: Carol O'Brien

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Von Trapp's, 912 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

Windy City Writers: UChicago Creative Writing
Cost: Free
Please join students, alumni, faculty and friends of the University of Chicago's Creative Writing program for beers, brats, readings, and good company! Alumni and current students from the MA in the Humanities program will be reading. Hope to see you at Von Trapp's in Capitol Hill.
Contact: Jessica Haley

Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

Cave Canem & Copper Canyon All-Stars: A Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Just a short walk from the AWP conference, find spectacular views of downtown Seattle and an all-star can't-miss poetry reading featuring this incredible line-up: Mark Bibbins, Jericho Brown, Cyrus Cassells, Natalie Diaz, Fady Joudah, Deborah Landau, Lisa Olstein & Roger Reeves.
Contact: Nicole Sealey

Linda's Tavern, 707 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Happy Hour at Linda's Tavern
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join A Strange Object, Electric Literature, Guernica, and The Paris Review for Happy Hour, and drink to all things literary. $3 'Strange Object' cocktails from 6pm - 7pm. $4 well drinks all evening.
Contact: Halimah Marcus

LUCID, 5241 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

The Incredible Sestina Anthology Launch in Seattle!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An 'all-sestina' cavalcade! Patricia Smith, Paul Hoover, Geoff Bouvier, Ravi Shankar, John Hoppenthaler, Sandra Beasley, Beth Gylys, Sharon Dolin, Nate Marshall, Tomás Q. Morín, Richard Peabody, Tara Betts, Sonya Huber, Aaron Belz, Jade Sylvan, Kiki Petrosino, and more! Hosted by Daniel Nester.
Contact: Daniel Nester

Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121

Stonecoast MFA Meet-Up
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come to the Stonecoast Meet-Up! Alumni, students, and faculty from the program will be at Rendezvous in Belltown on Thursday night to nosh and talk shop. Join us!
Contact: Ashley Warren

Sorrento Hotel Fireside Lounge, 900 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

Super Shindig with Writer.ly, Lit Reactor and Booked
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
You’re invited to the Writers’ Super Shindig at Sorrento Hotel on Thursday evening, co-hosted by Writer.ly, Lit Reactor and Booked. Fabulous writerly types from local and national writing and publishing organizations converge on the lush Sorrento Hotel lounge for drinks and conversation.
Contact: Abigail Carter

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 1916 Post Alley, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA, 98101

Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Naugatuck River Review is a journal of narrative poetry and will be featuring winners from our 2014 contest as well as poets in the summer 2013 issue. Readers TBA shortly. Go to http://naugatuckriverreview.com for updates.
Contact: Lori Desrosiers

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

St. Mary's College MFA Offsite Reading
Event URL: website
Our faculty and alumni readers include Marilyn Abildskov, Lily Brown, Jason Bayani, Josh Braff, Kevin Finley, Brenda Hillman, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Erin McCabe, Kaya Oakes, Rusty Morrison, Sara Mumolo and Matthew Zapruder.
Contact: Sara Mumolo

Caffe Ladro, 801 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

William Stafford Anthology Reading and Celebration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
In celebration of the William Stafford Centennial and the release of the anthology A Ritual to Read Together, a celebration and reading will take place at Caffe Ladro. We also dedicate the reading in memory of Dorothy Stafford. Anthology readers include: Fred Marchant, Kim Stafford, GC Waldrep, Ellen Bass, and more.
Contact: Dennis Etzel Jr.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 1916 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101

East Comes West: Press 53, Bellevue Literary Review, & Prime Number Magazine Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring: Robert Lee Brewer, Mary Akers, Jeffrey Condran, Stacy Nigliazzo, Bonnie ZoBell (P53); Katherine Malmo, Kathryn Trueblood (BLR); Judith Barrington, Ron Capps, Terence Degnan, John McDermott (PNM). Buy dinner & drinks, hear great literary readings, and return in time for Keynote!
Contact: Clifford Garstang

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rendezvous, Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Bear Star, BookThug, FlimForum, Stockport Flats Reading
Cost: Free
Poets from presses based in Canada, California, and New York (Bear Star Press.,BookThug., FlimForum., and Stockport Flats.) join together to present from their new collections.
Contact: Deborah Woodard

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Grotto, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Writers Who Play (WWP) Blowout!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come hear your conference compadres who are also musicians. WWP began at the 2005 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Vancouver, so it's only appropriate that we have a real blowout back up in the northwest! This could be your last chance to attend WWP!
Contact: Jim Clark

6:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Smith Tower, The Chinese Room, 506 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Mountain Writers Series 40th-Anniversary Reception & Reading
Event URL: website
This event, sponsored by Mountain Writers Series and Lewis & Clark College, celebrates all who have contributed to the longevity and success of Mountain Writers for the past four decades. The evening features music by bassist Glen Moore & readings by Vern Rutsala, David James Duncan and many more! Guest list only. Contact for information.
Contact: Sandra Williams

6:30 pm

Office Nomads, 1617 Boylston Seattle, WA 98122

LIT Magazine at Office Nomads
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join LIT, The New School’s journal of creative writing, to celebrate the release of issue #25. Seattle-based collective Office Nomads kindly invited LIT to share their space. The night will feature readings by LIT contributors, as well as guest appearances by Nomads themselves.
Contact: Jaclyn Lovell

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Frye Art Museum, Auditorium , 704 Terry Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Witnessing Dementia: How Writing Can Move Us Beyond Forgetting
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a special reading featuring three books that show how writing can provide solace for those living with dementia. Reading will be Tess Gallagher, Holly Hughes, Alice Derry, Joanne Clarkson, Judy Kronenfeld , Lorene Delaney-Ullman, Gary Thompson, Esther Altshul Helfgott, & Ann Hedreen.
Contact: Holly J. Hughes

Arundel Books, 214 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Nightboat Books Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us to celebrate Nightboat Books Spring 2014 Poetry Titles. Readings by Brian Blanchfield, Gracei Leavitt, Laura Moriarty, and Brandon Som. Nightboat editors Kazim Ali and Stephen Motika will host.
Contact: Stephen Motika

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Unicorn, 1118 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Monster Mags of the Midwest
Cost: Free
Monster Mags of the Midwest returns with a vengeance in 2014 as Cincinnati Review., Mid-American Review., and Ninth Letter. host this annual off-site extravaganza. Featured writers are Chelsea Wagenaar, Mark Wagenaar, Jehanne Dubrow, Colin Winnette, and Ian Stansel.
Contact: Jodee Stanley

Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Word Up (Down and All Around): Poetry of the African-American Experience
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Five of today's most innovative African-American poets, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Duriel Estelle Harris, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Dawn Lundy-Martin and Ronaldo Wilson, will read and perform selections of their works.
Contact: Ruth Ellen Kocher

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Let's Go upstreet!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A celebration of upstreet number nine. Hosted by Vivian Dorsel. Refreshments catered by Washington Athletic Club. Readers: Nin Andrews, Emily Arnason Casey, Patricia Clark, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, and former upstreet fiction editor, Robin Oliveira will read from her new novel, I Always Loved You.
Contact: Vivian Dorsel

6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Auditorium, 319 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Prospecting: The Terrain.org Literary Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The reading will be emceed by Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin and feature some of the finest place-based writers you'll hear (or read, for that matter): Kathryn Miles, Julian Hoffman, Rob Carney, Martha Silano, Suzanne Matson, Allen Braden, and Aisha Sabitini Sloan.
Contact: Simmons Buntin

7:00 pm

Barca, 1510 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Red Hen Press 20th Anniversary Celebration
Cost: Free
Please join Red Hen authors, staff, Publisher Mark E. Cull, and Managing Editor Kate Gale in celebrating 20 years of publishing! Barca will offer its mezzanine level for the party and will offer appetizers and literary-themed cocktails.
Contact: Gabriela Morales

The BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112

Bayou Magazine Contributors Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Stop by the BottleNeck Lounge to show your support of Bayou Magazine, a literary journal published in New Orleans; we're thrilled to round up some of our contributors during the conference festivities! See our Facebook event page
Contact: Bayou Magazine

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Barnes & Noble, 600 Pine Street Suite 107 Seattle, WA 98101

Jan Beatty, Denise Duhamel, Charles Harper Webb
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Three outstanding poets from the University of Pittsburgh Press' Pitt Poetry Series will read from their new collections: The Switching/Yard by Jan Beaty; Blowout by Denise Duhamel, and What Things Are Made Of by Charles Harper Webb. Books will be on sale.
Contact: Denise Duhamel

Fonte Cafe and Wine Bar, 1321 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Dream Horse Press & Hummingbird Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An evening of poetry readings by Shelia Black, Juliana Gray, Maggie Paul, Dan Rosenberg, Barbara Siegel Carlson and Kyle McCord.
Contact: Barbara Siegel Carlson

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

Fab Thursday Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us as four amazing women poets, Elena Karina Byrne, Carrie Etter, Jennifer Militello, and Allison Benis White, read from their newly released books. Fab poetry and free wine too!
Contact: Jennifer Militello

Hollow Earth Radio, 2018A E. Union St. Seattle, WA 98122

580 Split Magazine: Reading & Mischief
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading hosted by the staff of 580 Split, the graduate journal at Mills College's MFA Program. Theme: Issue 16 - Mischief (forthcoming May 2014). Readers: Melissa Sipin, Jennifer Williams, Ava Rosen, Margaret Miller & Rebecca Woolston.
Contact: Melissa Sipin

Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle WA 98122

Courting Risk Reading Series
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Multi-genre literary reading/performance series. This year's readers are HR Hegnauer, Ashaki Jackson, Anne Liu Kellor, Jason Koo, Natasha Marin, Ariel Robello, and Anastacia Tolbert. Hosted and curated by Khadijah Queen.
Contact: Khadijah Queen

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122

QUEERTOPIA 2-Part 1
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Following the success of QUEERTOPIA in Boston, this year S&Q is proud to present QUEERTOPIA 2: a reading by LGBTQ poets & writers. The event will include ten poets & writers in one hundred minutes.
Contact: Ruben Quesada

Pike Brewing Company, 1415 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Steelhead Stories, Working Writers & NW Voices
Cost: Free, no-host bar
Event URL: website
Spilt Infinitive and PDXX Collective, two Northwest-based lit mags, will be hosting an informal evening of pints and prose at Pike Brewing. Hear a diverse range of brief readings, with complimentary snacks and some of the city's best beer on tap. A chance to unwind after a panel-packed day!
Contact: Tabitha Blankenbiller

Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

The Pitt Press Poetry Series presents Three Outstanding Women!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Three outstanding women from the University of Pittsburgh Press' Pitt Poetry Series will read from their brand new collections: Tiger Heron by Robin Becker, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, and On the Street of Divine Love by Barbara Hamby. Books will be on sale.
Contact: Maria Sticco

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cairo, 507 E Mercer St. Seattle, WA 98102

Phantom Limb Press & Washington Square Review
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
NYC's Phantom Limb Press, Washington Square Review, Bodega, No, Dear, and Singing Saw Press present an evening of readings by Toby Altman, Erika Anderson, Emily Brandt, Lisa Ciccarello, Ama Codjoe, Alex Cuff, Natalie Eilbert, Kimberly Grey, Lizzie Harris, Mike Lala, and Ed Pavlić.
Contact: Emily Brandt

Vito's Restaurant, 927 9th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104

MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction.
Cost: Free
Join us for a reading and launch party celebrating the new book from n+1 and Faber and Faber, which gathers essays on the contemporary publishing landscape. Hosted by Chad Harbach, a founding editor of n+1 and the bestselling author of The Art of Fielding.
Contact: Amy Ellingson

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Seattle Review Reading
Cost: Free
The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Seattle Review team up to present a reading by the following writers: Stephen Burt, Piotr Gwiazda, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Rebecca Makkai, Dora Malech, Jamaal May, Amber Tamblyn, Lizzi Wolf. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available.
Contact: Lynne Nugent

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

Autumn House Press Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading by Autumn House poets Corrinne Hales, Andrea Hollander, Danusha Lameris, Jo McDougall, Sheryl St. Germain, and Jim Tolan along with special guests Denver Butson and Myra Shapiro.
Contact: James Tolan

Barca, 1510 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

eohippus labs and Poetry + Politics Imprint Book Release Celebration and Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for a reading by contributors to the newly released Acts + Encounters and by the writers of eohippus labs.
Contact: Andrea Quaid

Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

SF/LD Books & Tiny Hardcore Press Present: Ashley Farmer, Casey Hannan, Dylan Nice, & Adam Novy
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join SF/LD Books & Tiny Hardcore Press for an evening of readings and conviviality with four of our most amazing authors.
Contact: M. Bartley Seigel

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

Burnside Review, Four Way Books, Canarium Books, and Lana Turner Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An evening of readings featuring Ed Skoog, Ralph Angel, Jeff Alessandrelli, Paula Cisewski, David J. Daniels, Brian Komei Dempster, Karen Brennan, Joy Katz, Ish Klein, Tod Marshall, Christopher Mattison, Sawako Nakayasu, Richard Greenfield, Sara Deniz Akant, and Jessica Laser.
Contact: Dan Kaplan

Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave. Seattle WA 98122

Black Earth Institute Reading & Party
Cost: Free
Sponsored by Black Earth Institute and bout Place Journal an informal reading and party to make a presence for Black Earth Institute and About Place Journal. Open mic and party.
Contact: Judith Roche

Alibi Room, 85 Pike St #410 (in Post Alley) Seattle, WA 98101

Artists Residencies and Domingo Martinez
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebrate wit the Alliance of Artists Communities and several Northwest residencies, including start-up Mineral School, newly launched Willapa Bay AiR, Grunewald Guild, and others. Then enjoy a reading by National Book Award-nominated author Domingo Martinez, who will share from his forthcoming book. www.seattlealibi.com Hosted appetizers and cash bar available.
Contact: Jane Hodges

Tap House Grill, 506 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Poets on Tap: NeoPoiesis, MadHat, and Unlikely Present
Cost: Free
Three independent publishers bring you a Celebration of Fervent Word & Quenching Libation! Join Us! NeoPoiesis Press http://www.neopoiesispress.com/ MadHat Press http://madhat-press.com/ Unlikey Stories http://www.unlikelystories.org/
Contact: Jonathan Penton

The Butterfly Lounge, 1512 11th Avenue, Upstairs Seattle, WA 98122

Ping-Pong/Poetry Crush Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Start off your Thursday night with a mysterious and intimate reading experience at Seattle’s Butterfly Lounge –The dark wood & walls of glass-cased butterflies are sure to inspire courageous & metamorphic readings. Arrive as larva, depart as butterfly.
Contact: Maria Teutsch

Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E. Pike, Seattle, WA

Milkweed Editions 34th Anniversary Reading
Cost: Free to attend; cash bar at event
Event URL: website
Good food & drink, with readings by Milkweed authors Martha Collins, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Rebecca Dunham, Murray Farish, Michael Garriga, Sean Hill, Sara Eliza Johnson, Sally Keith, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Amy Leach, Alex Lemon, Malena Mörling, Eric Pankey, Ed Pavlić, Jon Pineda, Lee Ann Roripaugh
Contact: Casey Patrick

Belltown Pub, 2322 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

iO and Pinwheel Reading!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring: Anthony Madrid, Conner Dylan Bassett, Hoa Nguyen, Justin Robert Lightfoot Bigos, Kelin Loe, Rich Smith, Nick Courtright, Rachael Emily Katz, Ryan Collins, Shelly Taylor, Summer Ellison, Cathy Wagner, Marcus Wicker
Contact: Stephen Danos

235 Broadway E, Seattle, Washington 98102-5723

Ladies Night Poetry Reading - With Sundress, dancing girl, Hyacinth Girl, & Noctuary!
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a Ladies Night of Poetry! Featuring Kathleen Rooney, Kristy Bowen, Kristina Marie Darling, Carol Guess, Donna Vorreyer, Lisa Marie Luna Basile, and more. This reading will rock your face off with its awesomeness. Drink specials, Thai food, book discounts, and more!
Contact: Erin Elizabeth Smith

7:00 pm to 11:45 pm

The Triple Door, 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101

Rule of Three's Party with Dark Coast Press, Jaded Ibis Press, and Emergency Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Three Seattle publishers bring you three wonderful local bands, book and merchandise giveaways, and more! Dark Coast Press (band: Man with Gun), Emergency Press (band: Vaudeville Etiquette), and Jaded Ibis Press (band: Lisa Dank). Just 4 blocks from the conference center. No hills! No readings!
Contact: Bryan Tomasovich

7:30 pm

LTD Gallery, 307 East Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

40 Years of FC2
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for readings and refreshments at the LTD Gallery to celebrate FC2's 40th year of making fiction & making trouble. Readers include Kassten Alonso, Matthew Kirkpatrick, Michael Mejia, Hilary Plum, and Melanie Rae Thon.
Contact: Rachel Levy

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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

Slate Live Podcast Recording: Hugh Howey on Kurt Vonnegut
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
Please join Slate as we present our popular podcast the Audio Book Club for a live episode taping at Town Hall Seattle! Slate's Dan Kois and Hanna Rosin will be joined by Hugh Howey, author of WOOL, for a discussion of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Vonnegut, and fan fiction. Doors open 6:30.
Contact: Dan Kois

St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E Seattle, WA 98201

Sanctuary
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Poets Scott Cairns, Kimberly Johnson, and Gina Franco will be reading current work in the contemplative atmosphere encouraged by the cathedral nave. Their work resists simplistic answers, and understands the limits of language while keeping an ear tuned to music. The doors open at 7:15 p.m., but reception begins at 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Carrie Purcell Kahler

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. Seattle, WA 98103

Chrysanthemum Literary Society Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Thaddeus Rutkowski and Kevin Minh Allen will read prose and poetry, plus open mic. Hosted by Chrysanthemum publisher Koon Woon. This event is supported by Poets & Writers Inc.
Contact: Koon Woon

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Peddler Brewing Co., 1514 NW Leary Way Seattle, WA 98107

Dock Street Press, Midwestern Gothic & Atticus Books Event
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Dock Street Press, Midwestern Gothic, and Atticus Books host an evening of readings and drinking at Peddler Brewing Co. in the Ballard neighborhood. Arguably some of the better beer and prose, in the arguably best neighborhood in Seattle!
Contact: Dane Bahr

8:00 pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Northwestern University Press Reading & Signing
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us and our talented group of poets as they read from their collections, published by our TriQuarterly and Curbstone imprints. The reading will be followed by a signing, and the books will be available for purchase. Hosted by Parneshia Jones, Sales Manager and Poetry Editor for the Press.
Contact: Parneshia Jones

The Central Saloon, 207 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98127

First Annual Rock and Roll Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Twenty writers — including A. Manette Ansay, Rebecca Makkai, and Steven Church — will read rock-and-roll-inspired prose in rapid-fire rock-and-roll-style bursts: three to four minutes each. Post-reading, some of the writers — led by our house band, Tigerlance — will play music of their own.
Contact: Dan Hoyt

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

LIT SALO(O)N with Unsplendid & A Bad Penny Review
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An evening of words and libations. Featuring readings from Lily Brown, Erica Dawson, Terri Witek, Ned Balbo and more! All guests will be invited to compose their finest work onto a cocktail napkin. A selection of the best napkins will then be scanned and published online in the summer issue of ABPR.
Contact: Johnny Damm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Superheroes of Poetry: A Night of Speculative Poets
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Love Sci-Fi, comic books, or science? Then come out to see the best speculative poets from all over the country read their odes of particle physics, super-villains, and alien planets, all in one fantastic night of poetry!
Contact: Jeannine Hall Gailey

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Canoe Social Club, 1423 10th Ave. Studio C, Seattle, WA 98122

Literary Bloggers Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Andrew Ladd, blog editor for Ploughshares, local fiction writer and Ploughshares' blogger Anca Szilagyi, Michael Nye, managing editor, and blogger for The Missouri Review, and poet and editor Wesley Rothman come together to celebrate the release of Ladd's debut award-winning novel What Ends.
Contact: Anca Szilagyi

The Raygun Lounge, 501 E. Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

APRIL, Gigantic Magazine, Magic Helicopter, Octopus, Poor Claudia Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Readings handpicked by APRIL, Gigantic Magazine, Magic Helicopter, Octopus, and Poor Claudia. James Yeh, Mike Young, Adam Wilson, Melissa Broder, Carrie Lorig, Tyler Gobble, James Gendron, and Tyler Brewington. (Gigantic, magic, poor octopus sighting improbable, but not entirely ruled out.)
Contact: Willie Fitzgerald

Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St Seattle, WA 98101

Write Bloody Publishing All-Star Super Reading
Cost: $10
Event URL: website
Join one of the nation's foremost independent poetry presses for a high-stakes night of story, music, heartbreak, & 'epic-ly' good times. Featuring Derrick Brown, Karen Finneyfrock, Aaron Samuels, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Jon Sands, Buddy Wakefield, Mindy Nettifee, Tara Hardy, & much more.
Contact: Jon Sands

Pike Place Market, Atrium Loft, 85 Pike St.

Sarabande Books Roaring 20s Anniversary Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us in celebrating 20 years of independent publishing and the release of Kyle Minor's "Praying Drunk" with a roaring 20s themed party! We'll see you at Pike Place Market (85 Pike Street, only 4 blocks from the conference center), upstairs in the Atrium Loft. Featuring a photo booth and OPEN BAR.
Contact: Kristen Radtke

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Atlas Space, 3509 Fremont Place N, Seattle, WA 98103

A Bang and a Smoke
Cost: $5 (suggested donation)
Event URL: website
SmokeLong Quarterly and Interrobang?! Improv present "A Bang and a Smoke," a combined literary reading/improvised show at the newly opened Atlas Theatre. Beer and wine bar. Eight writers plus improv inspired by the readings!
Contact: Tara Laskowski

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98122

Chop Suey w/ Tin House, Wave Books, & Tumblr
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come to Capitol Hill's Chop Suey for a night of readings, dancing, and (free!) drinking. Readings from Matthew Zapruder, Dorothea Lasky, Peter Mountford, and Bianca Stone. DJ sets from Mas y Menos and New Dadz. Drinks (while they last) kindly provided by our pals at Tumblr.
Contact: Tony Perez

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Getting Personal with A Public Space
Join A Public Space for a night of literary advice, in which Roxane Gay, John Haskell, Leslie Jamison, Brett Fletcher Lauer, and Amy Leach find answers to your life's questions in the pages of their books. Bring your questions. Drinks and music to follow, so bring your party shoes, too.
Contact: Claire Woodard

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The Six Arms, 300 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Killing the Buddha Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come drink with the editors of online religion magazine Killing the Buddha at The Six Arms. Oh, and there will be readings: Darcey Steinke, author of Easter Everywhere; Jeff Sharlet, author of Radiant Truths and The Family, and Nathan Schneider, author of God In Proofand Thank You, Anarchy.
Contact: Brook Wilensky-Lanford

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Rock Bottom Lounge, 1333 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Mouth to Mouth: A Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Rescue Press presents Mouth to Mouth, featuring readings by Jericho Brown, Dorthea Lasky, Heather Christle, Timothy Donnelly, Emily Kendal Frey, Sandra Doller, Anne Germanacos, and Todd Melicker.
Contact: Daniel Khalastchi

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Rendezvous, Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Like a Record, Baby: Six Writers, Six Rock Novels
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Six authors read from their music-related works: Rob Roberge (The Cost of Living), Zoe Zolbrod (Currency), Sean Beaudoin (Wise Young Fool), Jodi Angel (You Only Get Letters From Jail), Art Edwards (Badge), Joshua Mohr (Fight Song), plus original music by Jeanine Walker and The Drop Shadows.
Contact: Jeanine Walker

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

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

Similar:Peaks::Poetry & Press Reading:Release::Party vol. 1
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Similar:Peaks:: chapbook & print journal release party with featured guest readers: Amy Silbergeld, Rauan Klassnik, Johannes Goransson, Monica McClure, Paula Cisewski, Marcus McDonald, Brian Oliu, Donald Dunbar, Lara Glenum, Brian W Hedgepeth, Jade Benoit, Kevin Sampsell, and more!
Contact: David Blumenshine

10:00 pm

Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

The 2nd Annual Not Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
On Thursday night, come party with [PANK], Hobart, & Barrelhouse. No readings. No literary shenanigans. No muss. No fuss.
Contact: M. Bartley Seigel

Friday, February 28, 2014

12:00 am

Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

A Midnight Triptych
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Colorado Review, Yalobusha Review, and Ahsahta Press are proud to present A Midnight Triptych. Join us at midnight on Friday to hear readings from Carmen Giménez Smith, Matthew Cooperman, Lucy Ives, Danniel Schoonebeek, Gillian Conoley, and C. Violet Eaton.
Contact: Michael Martin Shea

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

A Noon Reading with CHAX + DUSIE + LARK
Cost: Free
Come join CHAX, DUSIE and LARK for a midday offsite reading at The Hedreen. Words with Food. Readers include: Charles Alexander, Kathleen Fraser, Lee Anne Brown, Danielle Pafunda, Kyle Schlesenger, Laynie Brown, Maryrose Larkin, and many others.
Contact: Deborah Woodard

12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Daily Grill, 629 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101

HEAT
Cost: Free, but a $5 or more donation is encouraged benefiting VIDA:Women in Literary
HEAT: Burning Down the House will set Seattle aflame with the intensity of our readers; they're game-changers and trail-blazers like Antonia Crane, Tyhembia Jess and Robin Black.
Contact: Laura Bogart

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The Pike Brewing Company, 1415 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Sock Monkey Press (SMP) Poetry Reading and Brewery Tour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
SMP (NYC) poets Nicole Callihan & Terence Degnan present: 'Deconstructing the Poem by Telling the Poem's Narrative.' Two special guests (of NC & TD) will be telling the stories behind the poems. More importantly,the Brewery will take the audience on a tour at 2:30pm sharp. For more info: http://bit.ly/beermonkeys
Contact: Scott Adkins

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ancient Grounds, 1220 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

LUMINA Volume XIII Launch and Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join LUMINA in celebrating the launch of our thirteenth volume with an afternoon of reading. Snacks will be provided, while coffee and tea will be available. For an updated list of readers please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/379015878909716
Contact: Lumina Editors

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

Spooky Solar Birds
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading hosted by Spooky Girlfriend Press, Solar Luxuriance, and Birds of Lace! Featuring the following readers: Leon Baham, Samantha Cohen, Lucas de Lima , A. Minetta Gould, Janice Lee, Nate Logan, M Kitchell, Megan Milks, Nicole Steinberg, Kristen Stone, and Cassandra Troyan. Giveaways & cookies!
Contact: Gina Abelkop

4:00 pm

Richard Hugo House,1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Red Hen Press at Richard Hugo House
Cost: Free
Celebrate Red Hen authors Douglas Kearney, Lisa C. Krueger, Peggy Shumaker, Brynn Saito, Tess Taylor, Jim Tilley, and William Trowbridge will read in commemoration of our 20th anniversary!
Contact: Gabriela Morales

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Babeland, 707 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Sex, Death and Memoir Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading hosted by alumnae of Lidia Yuknavitch's Ecstatic States Workshop about busting open what it means to 'write sex' and 'write the body.' We'll read from our bones, from the skin and from the most precise (or gloriously imprecise) moments of contact.
Contact: Temima Fruchter

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

LUCID Lounge, 5241 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Muzzle Magazine & Vinyl Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Muzzle Magazine and Vinyl Poetry Readingare teaming up to host an exciting afternoon of poetry, featuring Hafizah Geter, Molly Gaudry, Saeed Jones, Rob Kenagy, Keith Leonard, Sarah Levine, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Jamaal May, Rachel McKibbens, Erika Meitner, Sam Sax, and Danniel Scho
Contact: Stevie Edwards

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Caffe Ladro, 801 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101

New Rivers Press Reading 1
Cost: Free
Readers include Madelyne Camrud, Sian Griffiths, Kathryn Levy, and Maya Pindyck. A second reading (in conjunction with White Pine Press and the Fairfield MFA program) will be at the adjacent museum (SAM) from 6:30-9:00. Come join us for readings, refreshments, and conviviality. Cash bar.
Contact: Suzzanne Kelley

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Mexico Cantina y Cocina, 600 Pine St. #402 Seattle, WA 98101

HUIZACHE: Presents Domingo Martinez & Tim Seibles
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Founded by writer Dagoberto Gilb, HUIZACHE, an annual review of Latino lit, celebrates a new issue with readings by contributors and National Book Award Finalists Domingo Martinez and Tim Seibles, joined by Texas poet Laurie Ann Guerrero. Copies of the magazine available. $2 tacos & $3 beers!
Contact: Abel Salas

5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Six Arms, 300 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

A Crown/Broadway Happy Hour
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Crown Publishing presents: Tom Kizzia, author of Pilgrim's Wilderness, Brian Kevin, author of The Footloose American, and Neal Thompson, author of A Curious Man. Come for a beer, and stay for tales of wandering iconoclasts like Alaska's Papa Pilgrim, Hunter S Thompson & Robert 'Believe It Or Not' Ripley.
Contact: Brian Kevin

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Red Velvet Lounge, Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Free Verse Editions & Horseless Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Free Verse Editions and Horseless Press poets, Jennifer Atkinson,Molly Bendall, Emily Carr, Adam Clay, Tim Earley, Ger Killeen, Christopher Kondrich Daun-Michelle Baude, Eric Pankey, Brittany Perham, Siobhan Scarry and Daniel Tiffany for a fine set of readings. Drinks & fine food available.
Contact: Jon Thompson

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Chihuly Boathouse, 509 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98105

Chihuly Boathouse Jazz with Molly Ringwald & Robert Pinsky & friends of CAREGIFTED-- while tickets last!
Cost: $100 with AWP conference badge; $135 general admission
Event URL: website
Chihuly Boathouse access a rarity! We've reserved 50 discount tickets of $100 + ticket fee—for AWP conference attendees. General admission at $135 plus ticketing fees. For your chance at one of the 50 discounted tickets, click URL above and submit code #8UYMC. Proceeds go to benefit CAREGIFTED!
Contact: Heather McHugh

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Doug Bayley Studio, 2917 Fuhrman Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102

Apogee Press Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Apogee Press for a reading with Pattie McCarthy, Elizabeth Robinson, Laura Walker, Alice Jones, and Barbara Tomash. Wine and cheese will be served. Take the 49 bus from Convention Place (toward the University District) to Harvard Ave. E. and E. Shelby. Short walk to the reading!
Contact: Barbara Tomash

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Word Works Lucid Book Launch
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Word Works launches 2013 Washington Prize winner The Whole Field Still Moving Inside It by Molly Bashaw; Hilary Tham Capital Collection winners Twinzilla by Barbara G S Hagerty & Reading the Ground by Tera Vale Ragan', & 2nd edition Washington Prize winner (2007) Call from Paris by Prartho Sereno
Contact: Karren Alenier

The Project Room, 1315 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Lauren K. Alleyne: Difficult Fruit
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Poet Lauren K. Alleyne presentation and book release for her new poetry collection, Difficult Fruit. Featuring guest writers Patricia Smith, David Mura, Mary Swander, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Dawn Lonsinger and Anastasia Tolbert
Contact: Jess Van Nostrand

The Project Room, 1315 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Difficult Fruit
Event URL: website
Lauren K. Alleyne book release for her new poetry collection, Difficult Fruit. Featured readers include Patricia Smith, David Mura, Roger Bonair-Agard, Dawn Lonsinger and Anastasia Tolbert.
Contact: Lauren K. Alleyne

Black Coffee Coop, 501 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Artist Trust Winners
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Prize-winning Pacific Northwest Prose & Poetry: Carmiel Banasky - Glimmer Train, Guernica/PEN America; Katy E. Ellis - Literary Mama, Redheaded Stepchild; Patty Kinney - The Sun , Crab Creek Review; Claudia Rowe - Mother Jones, New York Times; Kristen Millares Young - New York Times, the Guardian.
Contact: Kristen Millares Young

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Caffe Ladro, 801 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Tell Stories Without Shame: A Nonfiction Reading with Under the Gum Tree
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Fuel up with some true stories and espresso in a fast and furious storytelling lineup of readers from our past issues before heading out to make material for true stories of your own. Meet the staff and get a peek at our current issue. If nonfiction is your thing we hope to see you!
Contact: Janna Maron

Porchlight Coffee & Records, 1318 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Cleveland State University Poetry Center Poetry Series Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Cleveland State University Poetry Center is proud to present its 2013 Poetry Series winners! Readers include Chloe Honum (First Book Prize Winner for The Tulip-Flame), Lesle Lewis (Open Book Contest Winner for Boot's a Boot), and Lizzie Harris (Poetry Series, Stop Wanting).
Contact: Frank Giampietro

Victrola Coffee Roasters, 411 15th Ave E. Seattle, WA 98112

Word Tech Authors Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tim Kahl, Leonard Orr, Darius Degher, Elizabeth McLagan, Jane Alynn, Roy Mash, Marcene Gandolfo and Diana Marquise Raab (and others) will read from their recent Word Tech offerings.
Contact: Tim Kahl

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Starbucks, 1600 E Olive Way Seattle, WA 98102

Glass Lyre Press & Pirene's Fountain.
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a sparkling, fun-filled evening with Glass Lyre Press and Pirene’s Fountain.. Readings will cover a wide range of material culled from the past fifteen issues of the journal and our newest titles from Glass Lyre Press. Enjoy this poetic oasis away from the convention frenzy! Beer and wine are also sold in addition to coffee.
Contact: Candice Sloan

Von’s 1000 Spirits, 1225 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Red Dirt Reading Sponsored by The Red Earth MFA, Oklahoma City University
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come join us and hear Chad Sweeney, Jane Woodman, Marianne Broyles, Dean Rader, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Benjamin Myers, Jenny Yang Cropp, Chad Reynolds, Chase Dearinger, Cheryl Pallant, Rilla Askew, Timothy Bradford, Allison Hedge Coke, Constance Squires, Jonathan Stalling, and Jeff Simpson.
Contact: Timothy Bradford

Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 B. Eastlake Ave. East, Seattle WA 98109

The Destroyer, Flying Guillotine Press, Coconut, & Barrelhouse Author Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a happy hour reading, just a fifteen minute walk from the conference. $4 wells. Performers include: Stephanie Balzer, Brian Blanchfield, Dan Brady, Serena Chopra, Lauren Ireland, Krystal Languell, Justin Marks, John Twice Myers, Amber Nelson, Michael Rerick, & Shelly Taylor.
Contact: Drew Krewer

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

I'M SO TIRED 2: Makeout Creek, OH NO Books, & Smoking Glue Gun Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
If you're tired from a long day at the AWP conference, we have got you covered (again!) with a close-by dinner reading! Colleen Barry, Stephanie Berger, Nick Demske, Tarfia Faizullah, Noah Falck, Joe Hall, Sally Wen Mao, Joshua Poteat, Nate Waggoner, & Jane Wong!
Contact: Blake Lee Pate

Caffe Umbria, 320 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104

theNewerYork Literary Carnival
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
theNewerYork's world famous literary carnival comes to Seattle! Come for a night of literary performances and games!
Contact: Celeste Mora

Liberty Bar, 517 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

An Evening with Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review and Sugar House Review
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join us for an evening of prose and poetry, featuring Quarterly West's 2013 Novella Contest winner, Tim Wirkus, Yolanda Franklin, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Matthew Cooperman and Shena McAuliffe, Winner of the 2013 Mountain-West Writers' Contest in Prose. Must be 21.
Contact: Sadie Hoagland

Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Coast to Coast @ Ghost
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Writers who hail from the coasts and span the genres will share their published and award-winning work at beautiful Ghost Gallery. Featuring Laura Joyce Davis, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Nicole Miller, Teresa K. Miller, Jonathan Papernick, Rebecca Taylor, & Carly Anne West. BYOB.
Contact: Laura Joyce Davis

Blueacre Seafood, The Marlin Room, 1700 7th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Celebrate Digital Lit
Cost: Free
Reception at a fabulous restaurant, sponsored by Carve Magazine, Talking Writing, and Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. Complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a brief news flash about a new collaboration of online journals. #CelebrateDigiLit
Contact: Martha Nichols

James Harris Gallery, 604 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA, 98104

Marginalia: Jack Kerouac School Community Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring readings by Anne Waldman, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrea Rexilius, J'Lyn Chapman, Chris Pusateri Eric Baus, Ariella Ruth, Kyle Pivarnik, Jenifer Dorsey, Janelle Fine, Joseph Navarro, Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey, Sarah Richards Graba, Aurora Smith, and Ashley Waterman. FREE and open to the public.
Contact: Ariella Ruth

The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

An Evening with The Sun at Elliott Bay Book Company
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Sy Safransky, The Sun's founder and editor, will join Ellen Bass, Krista Bremer, and Cary Tennis for a reading and book signing. The audience will be able to purchase advance copies of Krista Bremer’s memoir, My Accidental Jihad (Apr.), as well as books by Ellen Bass, Cary Tennis, and The Sun.
Contact: Molly Herboth

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sorrento Hotel, Penthouse, 900 Madison St. Seattle, WA 98104

Toast the Future of Independent Publishing with Ecotone, Lookout Books, and Milkweed Editions
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A short walk from the conference, the Sorrento Hotel features spectacular views, and you won’t want to miss our lineup, including: Ben Fountain, Brock Clarke, Cary Holladay, and Rebecca Makkai. Drinks are on the house (while they last). Come help three independents toast the future of publishing!
Contact: Emily Smith

R Place Bar and Grill, 619 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

25 for 25 Lambda Fellows Reading & Reunion
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Come celebrate Lambda Literary Foundation's 25th Anniversary. This reading of LLF''s first anthology, 25 for 25, features work by leading LGBTQ authors and writers they've influenced, many from LLF's Emerging Voices Retreats. Join us for this extraordinary evening of readings and reunions!
Contact: Miguel M. Morales

Tap House Grill, 506 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

MadHat and Plume Present: A Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
MadHat, Inc (publishers of MadHat Annual, formerly Mad Hatters Review) and the Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013, in association with Evolution Arts, present a slate of fantastic poets.
Contact: Jonathan Penton

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Jewelbox Theater, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Bloof + Saturnalia at Jewelbox Theater at Rendezvous
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Readers include Daniel Borzutzky, Kendra DeColo, Natalie Eilbert, Dorothea Lasky, Timothy Liu, Danielle Pafunda, Martha Silano, Sandra Simonds & Elisabeth Workman. Music by Rebecca Loudon. Hosted by Shanna Compton & Henry Israeli.
Contact: Shanna Compton

The Pine Box Bar, 1600 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Bootleg: Underground Lit Reading and Reception with Brevity, The Normal School, The Pinch, Sonora Review, and Burlesque Press
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Brevity, The Normal School, The Pinch, Sonora Review, and Burlesque Press for an evening of readings and a raucous good time. We'll have readings from 6-8 pm, and a reception from 8-10 pm. Starting at 8 pm, after the reading, we'll have an open bar til our limited lit mag budget runs out!
Contact: Jeni Stewart

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Black Coffee Co-Op, 501 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

Ghost Proposal, Lettered Streets Press & Apostrophe Books Reading
Ghost Proposal, Lettered Streets Press, and Apostrophe Books team up for an evening of poetry and essays by: Tony Trigilio, Joshua Young, Alexis Pope, Brian Oliu, Daniel Scott Parker, and more!
Contact: Naomi Washer

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Barca Bar, 1510 11th Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98122

The Event 2: Reading and Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring authors from Noemi Press, SpringGun Press, Subito Press, and Timber Journal: Stephen Graham Jones, Khadijah Queen, Amy Catanzano, Karen Lepri, Aby Kaupang Cooperman, Mathias Svalina, Laura Eve Engel, Peter Grandbois, Renee Ashley Ives, Meg Ronan, elena minor, and others. Party to follow.
Contact: Amy Catanzano

Nitelite Lounge, 1920 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Everyone and Their Mother: SRP at the Nitelite Lounge
Cost: No cover. Food/Drinks are Cash Only.
Event URL: website
Bryan Borland & Seth Pennington host multiple Sibling Rivalry Press authors and launch SRP's Spring 2014 lineup in this cash only dive bar. Michael Klein, Julie Enszer, Ralph Hamilton, Megan Volpert, Liz Bradfield, Timothy Liu, Charlie Jensen, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Valerie Wetlaufer, and more.
Contact: Bryan Borland

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

White Pine Press & New Rivers Press Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
White Pine Press, New Rivers Press, and the Fairfield MFA Program invite to our off-site reading and party featuring new work.
Contact: Dennis Maloney

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1333 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Cortland Review, Rose Metal Press, & Toadlily Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading by authors from three great independent publishers. Cortland Review: Ellen Dore Watson David Rigsbee; Rose Metal Press: Kelcey Ervick Parker, Aaron Teel; Toadlily Press: Janlori Goldman, Leslie LaChance, Sierra Nelson Rachel M. Simon
Contact: Leslie LaChance

Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Now What? Readings and a Special Invitation to Life After the MFA
Cost: Free
Fairfield University MFA, New Rivers Press, and White Pine Press invite you to a reception to celebrate new authors and the launch of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA. Come and celebrate the book launch and new authors! Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Contact: Allison Kirk

6:45 pm to 9:00 pm

Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Dirty Laundry Lit Present: TERMINAL
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
PEN Center USA will present Dirty Laundry Lit: TERMINAL, an ensemble reading featuring Jamaal May, Franny Choi, Matthew Nienow, Lilliam Rivera, Stephanie Janis, Mag Gabbert, and Tod Goldberg. Dirty Laundry Lit's creator Natashia Deón will host the event.
Contact: Michelle Meyering

7:00 pm

Rendezvous, The Grotto, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Women Write Resistances: Poets Resist Gender Violence
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Stand Up! Women Write Resistances: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) AWP off-site anthology reading featuring dozens of poets and is hosted by Menacing Hedge. The anthology views poetry as a transformative art. Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman. This is a restaurant so come for dinner and drinks!
Contact: Laura Madeline Wiseman

Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University, 900 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

A Reading by Filipino American Poets
Cost: Free
Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts & the United Filipino Club at Seattle University host Filipino American poets including Aimee Suzara (Souvenirs), Barbara Jane Reyes (Diwata), Jon Pineda (Birthmark, The Translator's Diary), Oscar Penaranda (Full Deck, Seasons by the Bay), and Rachelle Cruz in a reading.
Contact: Robert Flor

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Raygun Lounge, 501 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Pop Lit! Writers Wrestling-with and Loving-on Pop Culture
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Meet us for a literary reading in a really cool bookstore where you can hear from four talented writers that craft their stories and poems around pop culture topics--ranging from superheroes to alternate histories to mythical monsters! Join Matt Bell, Gary Jackson, Esther Lee, and Phong Nguyen for a night of pop lit mayhem!
Contact: Phong Nguyen

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Barnes & Noble, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St Suite 107, Seattle, WA 98101

QUEERTOPIA 2-Part 2
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The second of two QUEERTOPIA events at AWP. This year S&Q is proud to present QUEERTOPIA 2: a reading by LGBTQ poets & writers. The event at Barnes & Noble just steps away from the conference hotel will include 12 poets & writers in 120 minutes.
Contact: Ruben Quesada

Private address.

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon: Featuring Poet Natasha Marin
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Event URL: website
Dynamic poet Natasha Marin features for Women Writers in Bloom! Interactive workshop. Theme: nurturing. Open mic if time. Easily accessible from downtown hotels. Please contact: womenwritersbloom@gmail.com for private address & RSVP.
Contact: JP Howard

The Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102

Action Books, Black Ocean, Spork Press, & Wonder Author Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Action Books, Black Ocean, Spork Press, & Wonder present 8 amazing authors that defy traditional readings. Featuring: Kate Durbin, Ben Fama, Elisa Gabbert, Lara Glenum, Rauan Klassnik, Lucas de Lima, Monica McClure, Zach Savich, and Abraham Smith. READING + DRINKS + PARTY + EXCITEMENT.
Contact: Andrew Shuta

Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Trio House Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Trio House Press poets Lawrence Eby, John W. Evans, Michelle Bonczek Evory, and Steven Riel as they read from their recent work published by Trio House Press. Joan Houlihan, the 2013 Lousie Bogan Award judge, will read from her recent publication, Ay.
Contact: Tayve Neese

Daily Grill, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 629 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Carolina Wren Press & the Southern Humanities Review—A Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Carolina Wren Press and the Southern Humanities Review for readings by some of our favorite authors, including memoir writer Patricia Foster, All the Lost Girls. Meet the editors of CWP and SHR, and listen to some great writers at the Daily Grill. The food's on us!
Contact: Chantel Acevedo

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Patricia Bullitt Cabaret, ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle to Saginaw: The Reach of Theodore Roethke
Cost: Donations at the door
Event URL: website
Readings and performance with CIRQUE poets, Saginaw’s “Friends of Theodore Roethke,” author of An American Poet, Jeff Vande Zande, invited guests, David Wagoner, Tess Gallagher, and Joan Swift. Plus there will be music, film, and a bar. Open to the public.
Contact: Sandra Kleven

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Alibi Reading Room, 85 Pike St #410, Seattle, WA 98101

Drunken Boat, Ugly Duckling Presse, Les Figues & Ahsahta Present
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Celebrate AWP with Drunken Boat: L.S. Klatt, Alvin Pang, Laura McCulloughi; Ugly Duckling: Michael Brown, Lily Brown, Phil Cordelli; Les Figues: Chris Tysh Melissa Buzzeo Sawako Nakayasu; Ahsahta: Stephanie Strickland, David Bartone, Kathleen Jesme. Special guest: a translation of Elisa Biagini.
Contact: Ravi Shankar

7:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Sole Repair, 1001 East Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Wave Books & Friends Reading
Cost: $5 at the door; Subscribers get in for free
Event URL: website
Readings by Michael Earl Craig, Gregory Laynor, Rodney Koeneke, Rachel Zucker, Tyehimba Jess, Don Mee Choi, Geoffrey Nutter, Dara Wier, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, Hoa Nguyen, John Beer, Anthony McCann, Eileen Myles, Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, and Matthew Rohrer.
Contact: Brittany Dennison

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Blindfold Gallery, 1718 E. Olive Way, Suite A Seattle, WA 98102

Animal/Antidote
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
An evening of readings and performances on the Animal--modeled as an antidote to the long day you've spent in serious discussion. Readers from near (Stacey Levine! Doug Nufer! Sarah Dowling! Jennifer Calkins!) and farish (Bhanu Kapil! Amina Cain!). Refreshments! A RAFFLE!
Contact: jennifer calkins

Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave. Seattle WA, 98122

StoryQuarterly, MEAD Joint & Tran(s)tudies Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A celebratory group reading to launch StoryQuartery's special double issue 46/47! Readers: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Mark Doty, Ru Freeman, Kathleen Graber, Jason Koo, Paul Lisicky, Deborah Anne Lott, Laura McCullough, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho.
Contact: Dawn Walsh

Lucid Lounge, 5241 University Way NE Seattle, WA

Starcherone (start your own) Men Undressed Party
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Starcherone, OV Books, and Dzanc present an all-star reading featuring Stacy Bierlein, Jonathan Callahan, Stacey Levine, Steven Hendricks, Cris Mazza, Alissa Nutting, Brian Oliu, Aimee Parkison, Dawn Raffel, Nava Renek, Michael James Rizza, & Thaddeus Rutkowski. Hosted by Ted Pelton.
Contact: Ted Pelton

A/NT Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

PULITZER REMIX/ER
Cost: Free; contributions welcome.
Event URL: website
A poetry reading featuring the poets and artists of the Found Poetry Review/Pulitzer Remix. Findings, form, formation, fun, food, frolicsomeness, festivity, friendship, and festivity.
Contact: Jerome Joseph Gentes

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Nagomi Tea House, 519 6th Ave. S. Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98104

Enter the Poet: Newly published writers celebrate Bruce Lee
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Kaya Press (celebrating 20 years) and Kundiman for a literary Bruce Lee tribute in the historic International District. Featuring R. Erica Doyle, Tarfia Faizullah, David Tomas Martinez, Matthew Olzmann, Amarnath Ravva, & others. Readings, drinks, kung-fu projections, & other shenanigans!
Contact: Neelanjana Banerjee

Noble Neon, 3130 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98134

Augury Books & Friends
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
We are happy to present brief readings by Augury authors & friends: Maureen Alsop, Halina Duraj, Alison Espach, Lia Hall, Lauren Hunter, Cynthia Lowen, Karyna McGlynn, Patrick Moran, Frances Justine Post, Alicia Rabins, Camille Rankine & Diana Spechler.
Contact: Kate Angus

8:00 pm

Purlieu Hall, 102 S Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98104

Brown University MFA Reading
A night of poetry and fiction readings by Brown University MFA students.
Contact: Isabel Balee

Seattle Unity Church, 200 Eighth Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109

Canarium Books and Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Lana Turner Journal & Canarium Books partner to present the following poets: Brenda Hillman, John Beer, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Robert Fernandez, Forrest Gander, Catherine Wagner, Anthony Madrid, Cathy Park Hong, Farnoosh Fathi, Sandra Simonds, & Molly Bendall. Complimentary refreshments provided. http://www.canarium.org
Contact: Diana Khoi Nguyen

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

New School Dance Party: SHOWSTOPPER
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The New School Writing Program Presents SHOWSTOPPER party. Drinks, music, D.J.s and dancing. Vogue Workshop taught by Ricky Tucker. Hosted by M.C. Ari Spool, the Mayor of NYC.
Contact: Justin Sherwood

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 11508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

PSYCCity Seattle
Cost: $5-$20 (suggested donation)
Event URL: website
Poetry Serving Youth City by City (PSYCCity) partners with YouthCare in Seattle to raise the poetry community's awareness of youth homelessness. Featured readers: Matthew Dickman, Matt Hart, Tanya Olson, Roger Reeves and Phillip B. Williams.
Contact: KMA Sullivan

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Red Velvet Lounge, Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge, 2322 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Dock Street Press, draft: The Journal of Process & Atticus Books Present
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Dock Street Press, draft: The Journal of Process, and Atticus Books are throwing a party of sorts in the mezzanine level of Rendezvous! Writers and poets reading their work, and cocktails to wash it all down. Extra points going to anyone who shows up in crushed velvet!
Contact: Dane Bahr

Black Coffee Co-Op, 501 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

Journal Porn: Lit Mags You'd Sleep With
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
4 sexy mags: Big Fiction, Parcel, Two Lines, and Versal. 8 amazing readers: Samuel Ace, Tasha Cotter, Mylene Dressler, Jerry Gabriel, Rochelle Hurt, Sam Martone, Erica Mena and Kaija Straumanis. 1 band: XVIII Eyes. 1 DJ: Dewey Decimal. 2 hosts: Megan M. Garr and Travis Kurowski. Click for details!
Contact: Megan M. Garr

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

VIDA: Women In Literary Arts Leave it to VIDA!
Cost: $10 minimum donation
Event URL: website
Join us for readings by VIDA supporters Cheryl Strayed, Nick Flynn, Pam Houston, Natalie Diaz, Melissa Febos, Kate Lebo and Alexander Chee, come help VIDA lampoon the bad ol' days of the post war domestic. Readings start at 10pm. http://www.vidaweb.org/
Contact: Claire Woodard

911 24th Ave. Seattle, WA, 98122

The Hootenanny House Show Reading & Fish Fry
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Event URL: website
Join the Dark Noise Collective & the Hootenanny, Seattle’s baddest & best living room reading series, for poems, live music & fried fish. Readers include Danez Smith, Roberto Carlos Ascalon, Sara Brickman, Sam Sax, Saeed Jones, Karen Finneyfrock, Fatimah Asghar & musician Hollis. Drinks for sale.
Contact: Sara Brickman

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

A Night at the Victrola
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Cambridge Writers' Workshop presents "A Night at the Victrola" featuring Peter Mountford, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Rita Banerjee, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Kevin Skiena, Jessica Day, Pattabi Seshadri, Anca Szilágyi, Talia Shalev, Carrie Kahler, Leah Umansky, Dena Rush Guzman, Susan Parr, & Johnny Horton!
Contact: Rita Banerjee

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Lovecitylove, 1430 Summit Ave Seattle, WA 98122

VONA & Dismantle Launch Party
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Event URL: website
Join VONA and Thread Makes Blanket to celebrate the launch of Dismantle, an anthology of VONA writers featuring an introduction by Junot Diaz. There will be some readings in addition to copies of the book made available for purchase. Dancing as well.
Contact: Adriana E. Ramirez

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Pike's Brewing Pub, 1415 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Dusie Kollektive Tag-Team Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tag in, tag out, and be interrupted as you "find" your spot in this ongoing collaborative reading! In the spirit of collectivity, readers will present writing collages, cut-ups, or what responds to other writers/artists. Audience participation welcome!
Contact: Marthe Reed

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

The Hi-Spot Cafe, 1410 34th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

WordFarm & Friends 10-Year Anniversary Confabulation
Event URL: website
Help us celebrate our 10th year in publishing with friends from Ruminate, Rock & Sling and The Other Journal. We're having free food, a cash bar, and some poetry reading at the Hi Spot Cafe. Free street parking, and great dinner restaurants nearby.
Contact: Sally Craft

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

Ink Node Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Ink Node, a Seattle-founded online poetry journal, celebrates a million pageviews and 5 years of stigmergy at Left Bank Books with Mathias Svalina, Rebecca Hazelton, Dena Rash Guzman, Seth Abramson, Kevin Sampsell, Kate Lebo, Sara Guest, Sara Mumolo, Emily Pettit, Jaimie Gusman, & Evan Nagle.
Contact: Brian Christian

Saturday, March 1, 2014

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98104

Author Signing: Deep Winter
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Samuel W. Gailey will sign his critically acclaimed debut novel Deep Winter. Hailed by The New York Times as "Beautifully written..." Esquire calls it "Enthralling & suspenseful," and Urban Waite describes it as a "Bold & beautiful debut..." A Penguin Debut Author 2/20/14 release.
Contact: Samuel W. Gailey

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Elliott Bay Books,1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

Stephen Dunn Anthology Launch
Dual launch for The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn, edited by Laura McCullough, and Stephen Dunn's most recent book of poems,Lines of Defense. McCullough, BJ Ward, and Alicia Ostriker will read briefly from the anthology followed by comments from and a reading by Stephen Dunn.
Contact: Laura McCullough

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

Beyond Thresholds
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Readings by: Nick Flynn David Shields Jessica Hendry Nelson Jean Kim JD Scott
Contact: Jean Kim

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tap House Grill, 506 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Fulcrum, MadHat & Cœur: Poetry, Literature, and Translation
Cost: Free
The newly-revived "FULCRUM: an anthology of poetry and aesthetics" is teaming up with MadHat, Inc. and Cœur Publishing for an exceptional literary reading.
Contact: Jonathan Penton

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Liberty Bar, Backroom, 517 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112

A Binghamton Bash
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Binghamton University writers and friends Letitia Moffitt, Jacob White, Silas Zobal, and Catherine Dent gather to read from their new and forthcoming collections of short fiction.
Contact: Catherine Dent

The Pine Box Bar, 1600 Melrose Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art Multi-Genre Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Please join the staff and friends of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art for a multi-genre reading at the Pine Box! Our event will feature poetry by Laura-Gray Street, fiction by Jessica Barksdale, and nonfiction by Tim Denevi. We hope to see you there!
Contact: Erin McDaniel

4:00 pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Archipelago, New Directions, & New York Review of Books: Literary Press Mingle
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Editors, publishers, and publicists from three of the most distinct, esteemed literary presses will be here for low-key talk about My Struggle: Book One, by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Archipelago); Emily Dickinson’s Gorgeous Nothings (New Directions); and Josep Pla’s Pla’s The Gray Notebook (NYRB).
Contact: Michael Barron

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Editor's Reading: co im press, OHNO Books, Smoking Glue Gun, & TENDE RLOIN
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A small press/independent magazine editor's reading featuring Steve Halle, Adam Atkinson, Mel Coyle, Jenn Marie Nunes, Blake Lee Pate, & Taylor Jacob Pate. The perfect place to relax after the book fair--with pizza & beer!
Contact: Blake Lee Pate

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

'The Seattle Public Library, Green Lake Branch, 7364 East Green Lake Dr N Seattle, WA 98115

Kale Soup for the Soul: Portuguese-American Writers reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kale Soup for the Soul: Portuguese-American writers reading poetry and fiction about family, food and culture. Featuring: Darrell Kastin, Amy Baptista, Paula Neves, Carlo Matos, Millicent Borges Accardi, and Luis Goncalves. Presented by the PoetsWest reading series.
Contact: Millicent Borges Accardi

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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

Catenary+Dikembe+Poor Claudia
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join The Catenary Press, Dikembe Press, and Poor Claudia for readings by our authors: Hannah Sanghee Park, Heather Tone; Justin Marks, Emily Pettit, Matthew Rohrer; Alice Bolin, Rich Smith, and Christopher Salerno.
Contact: Rob Schlegel

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

The Other Queer Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Cocktail party followed by readings by Kazim Ali, Mark Bibbins, Tamiko Beyer, Brian Blanchfield, R. Erica Doyle, HR Hegnauer, Dawn Lundy Martin, Kelly McQuain, Stephen Motika, Eileen Myles, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Suzanne Parker, Ely Shipley, Richard Siken, Rachel Simon, Brian Teare.
Contact: Tamiko Beyer

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Rendezvous, Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121 2nd Ave, Seattle WA 98121

Seattle Six-Press Release Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Sunnyoutside Press, Calamari, Hyacinth Girl Press, Magic Helicopter Press, Mammoth Editions, and Future Tense for a reading to celebrate the release of 7 new titles. Readers include Rusty Barnes, James Brubaker, Brandon Hobson, Lauren Ireland, Dan Nowak, May-Lan Tan, and Donald Dunbar.
Contact: Margaret Bashaar

6:00 pm

Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

burntdistrict/Spark Wheel Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for a reading by burntdistrict and Spark Wheel Press poets C Dylan Bassett, Francesca Bell, Sarah McKinstry Brown, Brian Clifton, Brandon Courtney, Gary Dop, Sara Henning, Natalia Trevino, and William Trowbridge.
Contact: Jen Lambert

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival book release
Cost: Free
Nights and Days in a Dark Carnival is Craven Rock's delve into the world of the Juggalos, the clown-painted fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. His work has appeared in Da Capo Press' Best Music Writing 2008, the Monarch Review, Razorcake and Avow. He also publishes his own zine, Eaves of Ass.
Contact: neelybat chestnut

The Project Room, 1315 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Gina Frangello, Pam Houston and Melinda Moustakis
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
A reading and discussion around The Project Room's current topics: legacy and privacy, featuring the work of three writers whose work overlaps in interesting ways.
Contact: Jess Van Nostrand

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Rendezvous, Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Kalina: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Kalina: _The Theatre Under My Skin_, a bilingual collection of contemporary Salvadoran poetry. Readings by Francisco Arágon, Marianne Choquet, Lucía de Sola, Keith Ekiss, José B. González, Alexandra Regalado, Elsie Rivas Gómez, Sonia Ticas, Emma Trelles, and others. Food and drink available.
Contact: Alexandra Regalado

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Penguin Poets at Hugo House
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Penguin Books for a celebration of poetry at the historic Richard Hugo House. Cash bar available. Featuring: Alison Deming, Amy Gerstler, Nathan Hoks, Adrian Matejka, William Stobb, Robert Wrigley, and Mark Yakich.
Contact: William Stobb

Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 11508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Sixth Finch and YesYes Books Present
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join Sixth Finch and YesYes Books for their third annual event of bringing a dope lineup of poets from both publishers' lists: Rebecca Hazelton, Tyler Brewington, Aricka Foreman, Sarah Bartlett, Nick Gulig, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Wesley Rothman, Kelly Schirmann, Roberto Montes, and Danez Smith.
Contact: KMA Sullivan

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave. Seattle WA 98122

Alice Blue + Bloof + Coconut at the Pine Box
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Tyler Brewington Jackie Clark Shanna Compton Mel Coyle Bruce Covey Ben Fama Hailey Higdon Megan Kaminski Jiyoon Lee Joseph Mains Pattie McCarthy Amanda Montei Amber Nelson Jenn Marie Nunes Alexis Pope Dawn Sueoka Jennifer Tamayo Ellen Welcker Joseph P Wood Wendy Xu and Nick Sturm
Contact: Shanna Compton

6:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

From the Convergence Zone: UWB MFA in Creative Writing, Poetics Faculty, and Pressmates
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring 1913 Press, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chax Press, Coach House, Essay Press, Les Figues Press, Slope Editions & Split Level Texts. 26+ readers include Charles Alexander, Rebecca Brown, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Kate Durbin, Carla Harryman, Monica Mody, Tenney Nathanson & Maged Zaher.
Contact: Amaranth Borsuk

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Barca Bar, 1510 11th Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98122

Miami Writes
Cost: Free
Poet Jaswinder Bolina M.C.s Miami writers from UM and FIU's MFA programs. Performances from: Emily Villela, Benjy Caplan, Damian Caudill, Essy Stone, Cathleen Chambless, Annik Adey-Babinski, Ellene Mobbs, Marci Calabretta, and Christine Morando.
Contact: Joshua Schriftman

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St #410, Seattle, WA 98101

2nd Annual UNCW Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
For a 2nd year running, join the UNC Wilmington community for a reading, featuring recent publications by recent grads Kate Sweeney (author of American Afterlife), Bill Carty ( Refugium), Corrine Manning (A Slow Steady Eruption), Eli Hastings (Clearly Now, the Rain), and Rochelle Hurt (Rusted City).
Contact: Ariana Nash

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom Lecture Hall, 1300 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Waywiser Press Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Waywiser Press poets Joseph Harrison, Dora Malech, Eric McHenry, Penelope Pelizzon, Shelley Puhak, Mary Jo Salter, and Cody Walker will read.
Contact: Joseph Harrison

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Rumba, 1112 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

Kid Lit Drink Night
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will host a Kid Lit Drink Night at Rumba, only a few blocks away from the convention center. Join us for Kid Lit conversation and fun! Open to the public.
Contact: BRENDA WINTER HANSEN

Highline Bar, 210 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102

Black Ocean + Letter Machine + Octopus Books + Poor Claudia + Sidebrow Books
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Ten poets from five of the best independent poetry presses around: Zach Savich + Joshua Marie Wilkinson + Aaron Kunin + Andrea Rexilius + Kelly Schirmann + Danniel Schoonebeek + Emily Kendal Frey + Amy Lawless + Elaine Bleakney + Teresa K. Miller
Contact: Jason Snyder

Ray Gun Lounge, 501 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books: Book Launch Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Over one dozen poets read their heroic and villainous perspectives on the value of comics, geek identity, and heroism. Featuring Bryan D. Dietrich, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jason McCall, Tara Betts, and more! Books for sale and signing at the event. Ages 21 and older, please.
Contact: Evan J. Peterson

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Tony's Coffee Bar, 7001 3rd Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117

A Big Fiction Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Big Fiction Magazine and Tony’s Coffee Bar are proud to present: novella reading by Mylène Dressler, Benjamin Reed, and Kevin Hyde. Stick around for refreshments and Q & A with the authors.
Contact: Heather Jacobs

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

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

Adult Bedtime Stories
Cost: $15
Event URL: website
Five writers will present "adult" short fiction and celebrate the publication of Suzy Vitello’s debut novel, The Moment Before (Diversion Books). Sharing the stage are Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake and Lidia Yuknavitch. Ticket includes a copy of Suzy's book. Wear PJ's is plus. Limited seating is available.
Contact: Karen Maeda Allman

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

McSweeney's Poetry Series Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join us for an evening of stunning, strange, wildly diverse contemporary poetry! The McSweeney’s Poetry Series and Hugo House present Victoria Chang, Dan Chelotti, Zubair Ahmed, and Carl Adamshick. The event will be M.C.'ed by McSweeney’s Poetry Series editors: Dominic Luxford and Jesse Nathan.
Contact: Claire Woodard

8:30 pm to 11:45 pm

Black Bottle, 2600 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

The Poets Billow, PoetrIE, and Orange Monkey Press Reading
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The Poet's Billow is co-hosting a reading with Orange Monkey Publishing and PoetrIE. There will be lots of social time, great readers, and to show our appreciation we will buy the first round of drinks!
Contact: Robert Evory

10:00 pm

Georgetown Liquor Company, 5501 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108

Sweet Fanny
Event URL: website
Celebrate surviving the AWP conference by living it up with us for one last reading! Featuring: Daniel M. Shapiro, Ayshia Stephenson, Adam Robinson, Margaret Bashaar, Mike Young, Chelsea Hodson, John Walker, Tatiana Ryckman, and Sam Snoek-Brown. From 10p.m.-1a.m.
Contact: Kevin Sampsell

Seattle Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

The Champagne Room
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Join The Poetry Society of New York, Atlas, & Coldfront Magazine for farewell party! We're giving away a bathtub full of champagne & featuring readings from Amy Lawless, Danniel Schoonebeek, Joyelle McSweeney, Morgan Parker, Niina Polari, Rachel Burns, Sampson Starkweather, & Valzhyna Mort.
Contact: Stephanie Berger

Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave. Seattle, WA, 98122

The Great Unwind: Music and Poetry
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
1913, Belladonna* Collaborative, Canarium Books, Futurepoem, La Presse, and Ugly Duckling Press Readers: present: Caroline Crumpacker, Ben Doller, Robert Fernandez, Samantha Giles, Cole Swensen, and Maged Zaher. Musicians include: Gust Burns with Wilson Shook, Jessika Kenney, and Jonathan Way. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Daniel Owen

10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101

speCt!acular: A Reading Presented by speCt! books
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Featuring speCt! authors: David Koehn, Steffi Drewes, Shane Book, editors: Peter Burghardt, Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, Robert Andrew Perez, and with special guests: John Gallaher, Jane Gregory, Sara Wintz.
Contact: Gillian Hamel

Sunday, March 2, 2014

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102

Celebrating Levertov at her grave
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
Gather for a one hour celebration of the poetry and life of Denise Levertov, who is buried in Seattle's beautiful Lake View Cemetery. The event is being organized by the Dead Poets Society of America, and people who attend will be welcome to share short stories and read one or two of her poems.
Contact: Walter Skold

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

The Work of Mohsen Emadi–A Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Cost: Free
Event URL: website
The work of Mohsen Emadi will be featured by Lyn Coffin, his translator, and Laszlo Slomovits, who has set his poetry to music. The work of Emadi, a poet currently in exile from Iran, is set against the backdrop of classic Persian poetry.
Contact: Jennifer Burd

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Blue Moon Tavern, 712 NE 45th St. Seattle, WA 98105

Blue Moon Tavern Poetry Reading
Cost: Donations at the door
Event URL: website
Read, unwind, drink beer, and soak up the atmosphere. Hang out of Theodore Roethke and Tom Robbins. Visited by Dylan Thomas and Allen Ginsberg. Poets will share the available time.The Moon resonates with history. An event brought to you by CIRQUE literary journal.
Contact: Sandra Kleven

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2014 Annual Conference & Bookfair

Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2014
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center & Sheraton Seattle Hotel