Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sean Beaudoin

The author taps into his rocker spirit with his new short story collection 'Welcome Thieves.'

02/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Questions Answered

Eli Sanders Goes Inside the Mind of a Killer

His new book, ‘While the City Slept,’ sheds light on the harrowing story of a 2009 murder.

01/25/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Books & Booze

Lit Crawl Seattle 2015 Guide

How to make the most of Capitol Hill and First Hill’s annual free literary celebration.

10/20/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Book Review

'Seattle City of Literature' Introduces a City to Itself

The new anthology is a comprehensive snapshot of Seattle's community of writers, past and present.

09/23/2015 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jonathan Evison

The author discusses his new book 'This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!' and the film adaption of 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.'

09/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Caitlyn Jenner Comes to Seattle in 2016

The transgender trailblazer heads to the Paramount next March.

09/01/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Interview

How Jason Segel Identifying with David Foster Wallace Led to 'The End of the Tour'

The actor discusses being drawn to Wallace's expression of depression, and finding himself in a similar place post–'How I Met Your Mother.'

08/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

Points of Reference

How Ernest Cline Mixed Star Wars Fantasy and Classic Video Games to Create 'Armada'

The bestselling author discusses his follow-up to 'Ready Player One,' a pop culture-fueled tale of video gaming and alien invasion.

07/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

City of Lit

Hugo House Unveils an Outstanding 2015–16 Season

The center for creative writing outdoes itself with a new reading lineup featuring unmistakable voices in fiction, poetry, and essay.

07/02/2015 By Darren Davis

Summer Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Adds 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers, Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, and the A.V. Club

The fest announces its Comedy and Words and Ideas lineups.

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Feature

20 Books Every Seattleite Should Read

Twenty books with ties to the region—some explicit, some not—that make the case that Seattle is one of the world’s great literary cities.

04/01/2015 By Ryan Boudinot

City of Literature

“If You Could Make Seattleites Read One Book, What Would It Be?”

We asked six local writers to each nail down one must-read book for city dwellers.

03/24/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Small Press, Big Party

5 Essential Events at APRIL Festival 2015

The Seattle small press festival is back in a big way: a storytelling brawl, ghosts of avant-garde expats, and lots and lots of books

03/18/2015 By Darren Davis

Quiz

QUIZ: Should You See Fifty Shades of Grey?

The big-screen adaptation of the Seattle-set novel that sold more than 100 million copies (and made BDSM a household acronym) hits theaters February 13. We’ll help you decide whether to be there opening night.

02/09/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Hugo House's Tree Swenson

The executive director of the literary non-profit organization discusses the Carolyn Kizer tribute and up-and-coming local writers.

01/15/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy Chats

Patton Oswalt Discusses His Movie Addiction and Twitter Break

The comedian visits Seattle and Tacoma with his new book 'Silver Screen Fiend' and fresh standup.

01/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedic Chatter

Bob Odenkirk Tours 'A Load of Hooey'

The self-deprecating veteran of comedy proves Seattle is better than Portland with a special date at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

10/24/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Garth Stein

The author of 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' returns with 'A Sudden Light.'

09/17/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

Nerd Out with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Paramount

The acclaimed astrophysicist and Cosmos star stops in Seattle this September.

04/15/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld