Seattle: Weekend Readings, APRIL Fest Preview


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.


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