Culture Fix

Lindy West Headlines Gramma Reading Series #1

The former Seattle writer, along with poet Stacey Tran, writer Kate Durbin, and dancers Fausto and Cheryl kick off the first of four Gramma Press readings.

06/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

15 July Events You Can't Miss

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Paige Lewis and Kaveh Akbar Are Throwing a Huge Love Poem Reading

The poets get married Saturday and brought around 25 of their writer friends for a free reading at Elliott Bay.

06/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Immigration

Ramzy Baroud Is Stateless

Despite his U.S. citizenship, the Palestinian author can’t return to the place he grew up.

05/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Book It

Gary Shteyngart Debuts His New Novel May 9

One of America’s premier satirists gives his first public reading from his forthcoming novel, Lake Success, and talks dystopia at UW’s Stroum Center.

05/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book It

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Offers an Alternative to Amazon

Travel to 19 local bookstores over the day and get a card that knocks 25 percent off purchases for the following year.

04/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Readings and Talks

Jonathan Evison Finishes His Lawn Boy Tour with 4 Seattle-Area Stops

The nationally-acclaimed Bainbridge Island novelist reads in support of his latest novel.

04/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fun

Spokane's Get Lit! Festival Hits Next Week

The drive to Eastern Washington's literature festival just might be worth it.

04/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Author Talk: Edward Lee Visits Book Larder

The seven-time James Beard Award-nominated chef will promote his new book, Buttermilk Graffiti.

04/05/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

The Women's Issue

4 Books by Seattle Women to Read Right Now

A few of our recent favorites that deserve a spot on your Goodreads queue.

01/31/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Women's Issue

Ijeoma Oluo: Seattle, You're Not Mad Enough

The author and activist isn't afraid to yell (and she wants you to join).

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

The Plot Thickens

Of Course Trump Is Threatening Seattle’s City of Literature Status

Seattle finally snagged a City of Literature designation from UNESCO. But the president could very well pull the U.S. from the peace-building organization entirely.

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Superhero Tears

Zanadu Comics Is Closing Its Doors

Sales simply weren't keeping up with rising downtown rent for this 42-year-old comic shop.

11/15/2017 By Manola Secaira

New Culinary Tomes

8 Pacific Northwest Cookbooks to Seek Out

Ready or not, here comes the start of the holiday shopping season. But fear not: With this trusty compendium of recently published cookbooks, you’ll be able to check off every kind of cook on your list.

11/01/2017 By Jaime Archer

Going International

Seattle Is Now an Official UNESCO City of Literature

After multiple unsuccessful bids, Seattle finally joins UNESCO's Creative Cities Network.

10/31/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Long Live Analog: Seattle's 11 Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

A User-Friendly Guide to Lit Crawl Seattle 2017

There's no earthly way to see every reading at this year's bookworm bar hop. So pick one of these four themed routes to get the most out of your crawl.

10/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis