If you’re looking for some fun events and readings at AWP 2014 in Seattle we’ve assembled a short list where some of our past, current, and future contributors will be reading. These are ones found on AWP’s official off-site event list, if there’s one that we missed that you’d like us to share please let us know!
Contributors are in bold.
Small Doggies Press / Lazy Fascist / Two Dollar Radio / NAILED magazine Reading
Address: 15 McGraw Street, Seattle WA, 98109
An off-site reading in Queen Anne, featuring a delightful combination of readers, and complimentary wine, hosted by Small Doggies Press. Doors at 7pm, reading from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Friday February 28th, 2014.
15 McGraw Street, Seattle WA, 98109. It is a half block EAST of Queen Anne Ave (*Note* there is a 15 W. McGraw that is west of Queen Anne Ave.—not to be confused—just follow our map.) The reading space is located in a studio behind a residence. You may park in the parking lot just across the street from the address.
From SMALL DOGGIES PRESS: Rachel McKibbens, Jacob Rakovan, Matty Byloos, and Carrie Seitzinger
From LAZY FASCIST: Patrick Wensink, and JS Breukelaar
From TWO DOLLAR RADIO: Jeff Jackson, and D Foy
From NAILED: Robert Lashley, and Brian Tibbetts
Burnside Review, Four Way Books, Canarium Books, and Lana Turner Reading
Address: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
An evening of readings featuring Ed Skoog, Ralph Angel, Jeff Alessandrelli, Paula Cisewski, David J. Daniels, Brian Komei Dempster, Karen Brennan, Joy Katz, Ish Klein, Tod Marshall, Christopher Mattison, Sawako Nakayasu, Richard Greenfield, Sara Deniz Akant, and Jessica Laser.
IAIA MFA Faculty Reading
Address: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Faculty members from the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Low Residency MFA Program will read poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Readers include Sherwin Bitsui, Jon Davis, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Melissa Febos, Joan Kane, Susan Power, Ken White, and Orlando White.
VIDA: Women In Literary Arts Leave it to VIDA!
Address: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: $10 minimum donation
Join us for readings by VIDA supporters Cheryl Strayed, Nick Flynn, Pam Houston, Natalie Diaz, Melissa Febos, Kate Lebo and Alexander Chee, come help VIDA lampoon the bad ol’ days of the post war domestic. Readings start at 10pm. http://www.vidaweb.org/
Mouth to Mouth: A Reading
Address: Rock Bottom Lounge, 1333 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
Rescue Press presents Mouth to Mouth, featuring readings by Jericho Brown, Dorthea Lasky, Heather Christle, Timothy Donnelly, Emily Kendal Frey, Sandra Doller, Anne Germanacos, and Todd Melicker.
Black Ocean + Letter Machine + Octopus Books + Poor Claudia + Sidebrow Books
Address: Highline Bar, 210 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102
Ten poets from five of the best independent poetry presses around: Zach Savich + Joshua Marie Wilkinson + Aaron Kunin + Andrea Rexilius + Kelly Schirmann + Danniel Schoonebeek + Emily Kendal Frey + Amy Lawless + Elaine Bleakney + Teresa K. Miller
Seattle University Northwest Writers Celebration
Address: Seattle University, Lemieux Library, 901 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Come celebrate regional writers from the Pacific Northwest at Seattle University’s beautiful 6th floor faculty lounge in the newly remodeled Lemieux Library! This event will feature poetry and prose by local writers who are affiliated with the Seattle University community: Sharon Cumberland, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Sonora Jha, Susan Meyers, Abel Salas, and more.
Sex, Death and Memoir Reading
Address: Babeland, 707 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122
A reading hosted by alumnae of Lidia Yuknavitch’s Ecstatic States Workshop about busting open what it means to ‘write sex’ and ‘write the body.’ We’ll read from our bones, from the skin and from the most precise (or gloriously imprecise) moments of contact.
Adult Bedtime Stories
Address: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Five writers will present “adult” short fiction and celebrate the publication of Suzy Vitello’s debut novel, The Moment Before (Diversion Books). Sharing the stage are Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake and Lidia Yuknavitch. Ticket includes a copy of Suzy’s book. Wear PJ’s is plus. Limited seating is available.
Similar:Peaks::Poetry & Press Reading:Release::Party vol. 1
Address: Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 1508 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Similar:Peaks:: chapbook & print journal release party with featured guest readers: Amy Silbergeld, Rauan Klassnik, Johannes Goransson, Monica McClure, Paula Cisewski, Marcus McDonald, Brian Oliu, Donald Dunbar, Lara Glenum, Brian W Hedgepeth, Jade Benoit, Kevin Sampsell, and more!
Ink Node Reading
Address: Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101
Ink Node, a Seattle-founded online poetry journal, celebrates a million pageviews and 5 years of stigmergy at Left Bank Books with Mathias Svalina, Rebecca Hazelton, Dena Rash Guzman, Seth Abramson, Kevin Sampsell, Kate Lebo, Sara Guest, Sara Mumolo, Emily Pettit, Jaimie Gusman, & Evan Nagle.
Left Bank Books, 92 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101