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

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

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

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

Lunch Literate

A Tour of Seattle's Bookstore Cafes

We know what restaurants do for bookstores. But what can bookstores do for restaurants? We visit Raconteur, Little Oddfellows, and Ada's Technical Books in pursuit of an answer.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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

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

I'm New Here

A Seattle Arts Primer

A cultural cheat sheet of the best art walks, Broadway-bound plays and musicals, required reading from local authors, and trends in music including a mixtape of Seattle sounds.

08/21/2015 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

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

Required Reading

Book Launch: The Imperfect Perfectionist at the Seattle Tennis Club

Four local ladies pen a guide to finding balance and happiness no matter the season.

04/16/2015 By Amanda Zurita

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

Go See

1900 Showcases Adornment for the Home and Body

The Frye Art Museum complements its permanent collection with furnishings and decorative objects from the Edwardian era.

03/13/2015 By Jeremy Buben

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Breaking Down LGBT Inequities

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/04/2015 By Darren Davis and Atoosa Moinzadeh

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: February 23–March 1

A belated symphonic celebration of the Chinese New Year and writing on (and about) the Metro: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

02/23/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Real Congressmen Don't Look Like Kevin Spacey

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/18/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: An American Reckoning

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/16/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Celebrate Your Neighbor on V-Day (But Not in THAT Way)

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/13/2015 By Darren Davis