2016 Festival 

3/15 Tuesday
Opening Party

Performances from Alejandro de Acosta, Sara Jaffe, Jenny Zhang and Kelly Froh

Doors at 7:30pm, event at 8pm; 21+
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.

Doors at 7:30pm, lecture at 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.

Doors at 7:30pm, event at 8pm
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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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).

Doors at 7:30pm, event at 8pm; 21+
$5 general admission, $50 VIP admission 
Fred Wildlife Refuge,
127 Boylston Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

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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.

Frye Art Museum,
704 Terry Ave

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).

Indian Summer, 534 Summit Ave E, reading at 8:30pm

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