Accolades

Seattle's Wave Books Now Has a Pulitzer

Tyehimba Jess's 'Olio,' published by the Seattle-based independent press, takes home the 2017 prize in poetry.

04/10/2017 By Darren Davis

City of Lit

A Final Chapter for APRIL Festival

As the annual celebration of independent literature says goodbye, the writing community reflects on the fest that brought them all together.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

From Page to Stage

'Pop-Up Magazine' Goes Live at Town Hall

The traveling multimedia event brings together authors, visual artists, podcasters, musicians and reporters to capture the essence of a general interest magazine live on stage.

03/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Who We Are

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

Three-quarters of Seattle readers prefer paper books to ebooks. We didn’t kill print after all.

02/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Hot Take

Book Clubbers

In honor of the Rat City Rollergirls and Seattle Arts and Lectures, we've built an all-star roller derby team of female authors.

12/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Luke Burbank

The host of 'Live Wire Radio' discusses the upcoming taping at the Neptune Theatre and growing up on Seattle radio.

12/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Culinary Comics

New Local Cookbook: Lauren Thompson's Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food

Cafe Juanita's Chef de Cuisine sketches cooking basics.

11/21/2016 By Stefan Milne

A View of Her Own

Meet the Fremont Bridge’s First Writer-in-Residence

Essayist Elissa Washuta worked all summer in the bridge’s 99-year-old tower as its first writer-in-residence, named by the City of Seattle. We caught up with her on her last week perched above the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

11/14/2016 By Allison Williams

Final Chapters

APRIL Festival Is No More

After five years, the independent literature festival calls it quits...but not without one last party.

11/04/2016 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

Seattle Lit Crawl 2016 Guide

The fifth-annual bar crawl with books promises an expanded lineup featuring a little something for everyone.

10/25/2016 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

“I’m a Workaholic and Obsessive, Which I’m Sure Will Shorten My Life”

Joel McHale, author of Thanks for the Money, doesn’t know when to stop.

10/17/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Ticket Alerts

The Minds Behind 'Serial' Bring Bingeable Journalism to Seattle

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder give a behind the scenes look at their process when they travel to the Paramount Theatre next March.

09/28/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

08/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

Get Excited About SAL's 2016–17 Lineup

Actor Bryan Cranston and renowned artist Marina Abramović anchor an impressive lineup of readings and conversations at Seattle Arts and Lectures.

08/12/2016 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

Hugo House Announces 2016–2017 Season

The “place for writers” throws a year-long housewarming party for its new First Hill location, featuring an exciting lineup of readings and discussions with local and visiting talent.

08/08/2016 By Darren Davis

Questions Answered

Judy Willman, Daughter of a Boy in the Boat

The Olympic rower's daughter reflects on golden memories.

07/18/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Questions Answered

Gary Groth Is a Hometown Antihero

The Fantagraphics founder explains how he brought his comic book company back from the brink—and why San Diego Comic-Con Sucks.

06/21/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Independent Lit

APRIL Fest Turns 5

The fifth annual small press festival promises a "literary buffet."

03/15/2016 By Darren Davis