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

Countdown to Cowabunga

Cowabunga Is Finally Here

The wait is over. A weekend of meat treats has arrived. But it's not all burgers and steak. Here are three things that aren't beef we're looking forward to.

11/10/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

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

Quote Unquote

Claire Dederer Is a Troublemaker

The author dishes on sex and death and middle age.

08/17/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Lit Hits

Hugo House Announces 2017–18 Season

A new season at Hugo House welcomes the "place for writers" back to its revamped Capitol Hill location, along with a local legend, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and many more.

08/16/2017 By Jaime Archer

Quote Unquote

David Shields on James Franco, Seattle, and Why Young Novelists Hate Him

“I’m like the problem child, stirring everything up.”

07/11/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Interview

Emily Nussbaum and the Art of Analyzing Television

Talking about writing about watching with 'The New Yorker' TV critic before she visits town for Seattle Arts and Lectures 'Women You Need to Know' series.

05/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

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