On Thursday, October 22nd, Lit Crawl Seattle is bringing you readings from more than 65 authors at 20 different venues. The full schedule of events is a little bit daunting. How are you supposed to choose three readings out of this embarassment of riches? Let the Seattle Review of Books help! Here's our first suggested itinerary:
New literary magazines and publishers are popping up all the time in Seattle, and Lit Crawl is a great opportunity to sample what's out there. Whether you're an aspring author looking to network or a reader desperate for new voices, this itinerary is for you.
1. The James Franco Review reading at the Capitol Hill Branch Library starts off your Lit Crawl. The Review is dedicated to treating every author as though they're worthy of the privilege and prestige that James Franco enjoys every day of his life. JF Review ontributors Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, SRoB contributor EJ Koh, Isaiah Swango, and Leija Farr will read. Editors Corinne Manning and Aaron Counts will host.
2. Local publisher Instant Future, the e-book imprint of Portland's Future Tense, presents authors Zach Ellis, Litsa Dremousis, and Tara Atkinson at the Raygun Lounge. They'll each be reading from their novella-sized non-fiction e-books. This event is hosted by Instant Future publisher Matthew Simmons and Instant Future author Elissa Washuta.
3. End the Crawl up at Ada's Technical Books, where Spartan editor Ross McMeekin presents contributors Ian Denning, Jenny Hayes, M.C. Easton, and Robert P. Kaye.