Seattle: Weekend Readings, APRIL Fest Preview

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Seattle poets invade Capitol Hill’s shops and art galleries for a series of readings this weekend.

First up, Vanessa Place and Doug Nufer will read at Vermillion Gallery (1508 11th Ave.) from 7:30 – 9 pm on Saturday, December 1.

Just around the corner, also on Saturday at 7 p.m., PageBoy magazine releases its fifth issue with a reading/party at Kaleidoscope Vision (1419 10th Ave.). Readers include Sierra Nelson, Jeremy Springsteed, Sarah Galvin, Alex Bleecker, Bill Carty and Paul Nelson, with photography from George Ciardi.

Sunday, December 3 at 1 p.m., Blindfold Gallery (1718 E. Olive Way, Ste. A) will host the second installment in its “Afternoon Poetry” series, with readings by Luke Johnson, Corinna Rosendahl, Jeanine Walker and Sarah Galvin.

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With the year wrapping up, it’s also time to look ahead to what’s up-and-coming in 2013. Appropriately, the Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) literary festival just announced March 25-30 as the dates for its 2013 festival in this booty-shaking video:

In addition, APRIL posted the first installment in their fundraising series: “Reverse Fan Mail.” For each installment, the name of a donor is sent to a small press author who then writes a story or poem inspired by that name. First up is Richard Chiem’s “For M.H. Simmons.”

–Bill Carty & Crystal Curry