With so much to highlight, our event guide for this week could only mention a few significant events related to the ongoing conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. We mentioned two events in the Get Out guide, but we recommend checking out the AWP’s official list of off-site events and exploring the city while it’s crawling with publishers, journalists, writers and poets. (That includes some pub/lit crawls.)
4PM: The Inbred Text; Writers Reading to Other Writers Who Will Be Reading at the Same Event: A Litcrawl
Join PageBoy Magazine for an in-depth exploration of “the inbred text.” The group will hit multiple venues discussing “textual inbreeding.” Drinks will be available.
5PM: Festival of Language at Rock Bottom Brewery
Dozens of diverse writers present three ninety-minute sets of rapid-fire readings that celebrate language and the artists who turn language into art.
6PM: Cave Canem Fellows Benefit Reading at the Richard Hugo House
Twenty Cave Canem fellows take the stage to raise funds for North America’s premier home for black poetry, Cave Canem, and will be joined by Washington’s own Colleen McElroy and Gloria Burgess and hosted by Robin Coste Lewis. Cash bar celebration to follow.
$10.00 at the door. More info on the Cave Canem site.
7PM: The Breadline (poetry readings and music) at Vermillion
The Breadline monthly performance series closes out 3 years of ‘poetry for the people’ with poets Roberto Carlos Ascalo, Michelle Peñaloza, Sarah Heady, Hannah Stephenson and Arlene Biala. Music by Pears.
8PM: Poetry Northwest & Seattle Arts & Lectures Kick-Off Party & Reading at The Pine Box
This kick-off for the lectures to come in the week will feature readings by Britanny Cavallero, Jessica Fisher, Matthew Neinow, Matthew Olzmann, Hannah Sanghee Park, Zach Savich, Cody Walker, Kary Wayson, Catherine Wing and special guest Heather McHugh, with music by The Lorens.