Lit Life

Our Picks for Lit Crawl 2018

The booze-and-books fest returns tonight with 43 events. We have some recommendations to help you navigate.

10/11/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Poets Talk

A Conversation with Tyehimba Jess and Kaveh Akbar

As a preview for Gramma Reading Series #2, the writers discuss the physicality of poetry.

10/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

5 Iconic Seattle Books to Read Right Now

Essays, fiction, and graphic novels: Beloved Seattle-based authors have books across the board.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Pop Culture Fix

The Essential Guide to Seattle Music, Books, and Film

Catch up on the works you’ll hear locals reference all the time.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Freshly Lit

New Hugo House Opens Tomorrow

The writing center returns to Capitol Hill and christens its new home with a party.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Welcome Lit

Hugo House Returns to Capitol Hill

Two years after the destruction of its eponymous home, the writing center reopens in its new mixed-use building. Can arts and astronomical rent coexist?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Readings and Talks

Novelist Ayobami Adebayo Kicks Off Her First U.S. Tour in Seattle

The author of Stay With Me—one of last summer’s major books—finished her first novel on Whidbey Island.

07/26/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle August 2018

The Bob’s Burgers cast cooks up some comedy, J. Cole rules Bumbershoot, and galleries get paid.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

Hear Terrance Hayes Read His American Sonnets

The National Book Award winner reads from his dazzling collection of American sonnets at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. They might’ve been spurred by Trump but they’re bigger than that.

06/26/2018 By Stefan Milne

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