For the past three years, I’ve been helping to pull together events for Lit Crawl Seattle. What’s a Lit Crawl, you ask? Well, it’s just like a pub crawl except that while you’re sipping a glass of wine or drinking a beer, you’re listening to authors read and discuss their work. Unlike a pub crawl, a lit crawl isn’t limited by venue. In addition to bars, events take place at libraries, bookstores or anywhere a crowd can gather.
Lit Crawl Seattle is the nation’s largest one-night literary event. On Thursday, October 24th, on one weird and wonderful night, more than 80 authors will take part in nearly 50 separate events at three dozen venues.
This year, I helped pull together four super-fun food events. I’ll also be reading for the first time – ever – from my latest book, Sakana Lesson, which was published in Japan this past summer.
If you’re in Seattle, please come check them out! For the first time, we’ll be charging a nominal $5 entry fee. This will cover food costs as each event will feature bites by the author or inspired by their book. The rest of the events are all free to the public. Check out the full schedule here. You can follow the latest updates via Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s this year’s food-focused line-up, all on Thursday October 24th, 2019.
8 p.m. Let’s Talk About Death Over Drinks
Conversations about death ultimately wind up exploring how we want to live. In this interactive session, Michael Hebb, the charismatic author of Let’s Talk about Death over Dinner, will guide the audience through engaging, thoughtful conversation exercises for revealing results. The goal: to no longer see life’s most important conversation as taboo. Bauhaus Strong Coffee, 515 Harvard Ave. East. Ticket Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4414468
The following all take place at Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Avenue.
6 p.m. Playing with Dough
The lively and talented Linda Miller Nicholson (Pasta, Pretty Please) creates rainbow-colored pasta that looks almost too good to eat. Blogger and author Aran Goyoaga (Cannelle et Vanille) crafts beautiful gluten-free indulgences. Host and author Jeanne Sauvage (Gluten-Free Wish List) is on a mission to create gluten-free goods indistinguishable from their wheat counterparts. Each will discuss what motivates their baking and offer words (and bites) from their books. Ticket Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4414454
7 p.m. Something Fishy
Two food writers, two very different books about fish. Naomi Tomky will share some behind-the-kitchen-door insight into putting together her debut, The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook. Kathleen Flinn will discuss how she published Sakana Lesson, a book about Tokyo’s shifting fish culture in Japanese, even though she doesn’t speak a word of the language. Hosted by author Nicole Aloni. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4414461
8 p.m. The Making of Seattle Cooks
Julien Perry worked with the city’s most intriguing chefs to pull together Seattle Cooks, a cookbook filled with two of their favorite recipes. Although this seems straightforward, it turned out to be a complex task, one that Perry will share. This is a must-attend session for anyone who has considered penning their own cookbook or recipe project. Hosted by Kathleen Flinn. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4414464