At Third Place Books Seward Park on Thursday night, former South Seattle Emerald editor Marcus Harrison Green, who now writes for the Seattle Times, presents the second anthology of writing from the Emerald, Emerald Reflections 2. It's a celebration of all things south Seattle, by the only site that regularly reports on Seattle's most diverse neighborhoods.
Readers include Green, Tiffani Jones, Rollie Williams, Nakeya Isabell, and many more. If you're a Seattleite and your media diet doesn't include the Emerald, you're missing out on some vital voices.
And then, as if to prove the strength of south Seattle's literary scene, the Type Set coworking space in Columbia City is also hosting a reading on Thursday, featuring local authors Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Michelle Bailat-Jones, and Anca L. Szilágyi.
Type Set wants to set itself apart as a coworking space with a literary bent — they're hosting a very smart and no-frills reading series featuring some of Seattle's most up-and-coming writers. If you see someone read at Type Set, you're likely to hear a lot from that writer in the weeks and months to come.
Unfortunately, both these readings happen at the exact same time, so you have to choose between them. But whichever reading you choose, south Seattle is the place to be on Thurdsay.