APRIL Small Press Festival 2017 at Hugo House, April 1

Since 2011, the APRIL Small Press Festival has brought the PNW’s indie literary community together in a big way. Like APRIL says, “Small press publishing demonstrates the best of what is vital, daring, and energizing in writing today.” This year’s festival goes down this Saturday, April 1 from noon to midnight at Hugo House in First Hill. This year’s lineup of local talent includes Matthew Simmons, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, Quenton Baker, Elissa Washuta, Anca Szilagyi, Peter Mountford, Jane Wong and Naa Akua. How about a rundown of the festival’s exciting schedule? APRIL Festival Lineup: 12-4pm: Independent Publishing Expo + Performances Meet publishers and browse books from over 20 independent presses 5pm: Happy Hour Grab a drink and tell us what you found at the book expo! (You can also look forward to poetry experiments with Vis-à-Vis Society.) 6pm: Reading and Dinner With Jayinee Basu, Tommy Pico and Anastacia Renee Tolbert 8pm: A Poet, a Playwright, a Novelist and a Drag Queen A special all-star edition of APRIL’s most popular event 10:30pm: Closing Night Party APRIL Small Press Festival When: Saturday, April 1, 12pm-12am Where: Hugo House (1021 Columbia St) RSVP on Facebook