3/15 Tuesday Opening Party
Performances from Alejandro de Acosta, Sara Jaffe, Jenny Zhang and Kelly Froh
8pm The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
3/16 Wednesday Fireside Chat
Lecture from Cedar Sigo with Q&A to follow. This event is co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.
8pm Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104
3/17 Thursday A Poet, a Playwright, a Novelist and a Drag Queen
APRIL’s Annual Competitive Storytelling Event. Hosted by Paul Constant with performances from poet EJ Koh, playwright Sara Porkalob, novelist Brian McGuigan and drag queen Mal DeFleur. This event is co-presented with Washington Ensemble Theatre.
8pm Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
3/18 Friday APRIL’s 5th Anniversary Party
Performances will feature a mix of five past “classics” and five new readers, each reading 500 words or less. Performers include alumni Ed Skoog, Elissa Ball, Maged Zaher, Robert Lashley, Sarah Galvin and new features Leena Joshi, Anastacia Tolbert, Hannah Sanghee Park, Bernard Grant, and Jessica Mooney (APRIL’s first contest winner selected by the Seattle Review of Books).
8pm Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
3/19 Saturday The Filmy Quill: Writers and Writing on Celluloid
David Schmader hosts a live video essay about writers on film, featuring videos edited by Travis Vogt.
1pm Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave
3/19 Saturday Dear Jenny, We Are All Find: APRIL + Vignettes
Performance from Jenny Zhang with visual art inspired by her poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books).
8:30pm Indian Summer, 534 Summit Ave E
3/20 Sunday APRIL Book Expo
Meet publishers and browse books from over 50 independent presses. Lectures and readings will also be held throughout the day in Hugo House classrooms. First 20 entrants get a free piece of APRIL swag!
11am to 5pm Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave