Get Lit with DLF!

Looking for an evening out literary style? Check out these reoccurring readings and lit events in the city!


Thrilling Tales 

Take an extended lunch break and take in a story at Seattle Public Library downtown. Sit back, relax and prepare to be regaled with a heart pounding live reading at this story time for adults. SPL Downtown (Microsoft Auditorium) 

First and Third Mondays, 12-1; FREE


Works in Progress

All experience levels are welcome at this prose positive open mic. Read your work, mingle, and have a up of cheap liquid courage!  Listeners, you are welcome too! Hugo House First Hill

First and third Mondays, 7-9; FREE



Salon of Shame

Proof that humor really is tragedy + time, Salon of Shame is cult favorite reading series where folks read all of their old letters, live journal posts, etc in a hilarious night of  storytelling. it always sells out, so get your tickets now!

Once Monthly Tuesdays; $15



Contagious Exchanges

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s reading series monthly reading series features queer writers on writing, proving love is love, words are words, and literature comes from the beauty of both.  Hugo House First Hill 

First Wednesdays, 7pm; Free


Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry

From their Event Page: “Friends in Poetry is a Seattle based poetry collective that’s constantly shifting. We highlight poets of color, LGBTQI poets, poets from out of town, poets who are new to town, women poets, undocumented poets, experimental writers (whatever that might mean!), and brand new writers. Always changing, always shifting, always trying something different.” Common AREA 

Third Thursdays



Word Works: Writers on Writing 

Those that have marveled at the written word will be floored as poets, writers, essayists, memoirists, reveal the secrets as to what makes writing work. Each talk is followed by an interview with a respected editor, writer, or critic in the community.

Monthly, 7pm; $12


Hugo Literary Series 

This popular series features contemporary writers sharing new work. Each writer was hand-picked to shed new light on some old themes of literature.

Monthly, 7:30pm; $25


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