With a thriving literary community and a highly educated and book-loving populace, Seattle offers an abundance of riches for lovers of the written and spoken word.
Richard Hugo House is a community of readers and writers, offering readings and classes for youth and adults. Dive in to the always-popular lecture or poetry series at Seattle Arts and Lectures, or visit the Seattle Public Library for an author reading and discussion. Town Hall Seattle presents lectures on science, culture, and civics as part of its active program schedule. Long time local landmark University Book Store hosts and presents hundreds of author events each year. The Elliott Bay Book Company not only offers more than 150,000 titles in their beloved store but hosts almost daily author readings in their intimate reading room. And the Jack Straw Writer’s Program connects writers to audio resources, producing lectures, podcasts and more.
We love words and ideas in Seattle. Learn more about our UNESCO World City of Literature designation at seattlecityoflit.org.
Fall into the meditative flow state inspired by Seattle’s waterways and the rituals of rowing celebrated in Daniel James Brown’s bestseller, The Boys in the Boat, as read by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. #SeattleBookmarked
Feel the electric energy of Seattle’s Pike Place Market as described by Christine Day in her young adult novel I Can Make This Promise, as read by chef and restaurateur Kristi Brown. #SeattleBookmarked
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