Five Alarms (Greenwood Summer Lit Crawl)

Sound the alarm! Five Alarms is bringing 14 of the hottest acts in Seattle literature to the burgeoning scene in Greenwood! Come crawl the streets of this North Seattle jewel of a neighborhood that has long fostered a variety of art, music, literature, and theater. Performances are scheduled at five fantastic venues between 75th and 85th streets on the night of Friday, July 13th. The first reading will begin at 6:45PM at the always colorful Tasty, who is no stranger to showcasing some of the finest artists in the NW. Meet us there and follow us as we crawl down Greenwood, or show up early and snag front row seats for your favorite performer. The festivities will conclude with an all-star poetry performance at Naked City Brewery at approximately 9:25PM. The night will incorporate spoken word, prose, performance art, dance—and surprises all along the way. A complete list of approximate times, venues and performers is below:

7513 Greenwood Ave N
Eva Suter
Evan Peterson

Makeda Coffee-7:25pm
153 N 78th St
Willie Fitzgerald
Tara Atkinson
Jamey Braden Von Mooter

Art on the Ridge-8:05pm
8005 Greenwood Ave N
Four Hoarse Men
Thomas Walton

Neptune Coffee-8:45pm
8415 Greenwood Ave N
Bill Carty
Words Plus
Kate Lebo

Naked City Brewing-9:25pm
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Bryan Miller
Robert Lashley
Brian McGuigan
Paul Nelson

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About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). He has published a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and American Sentences, a book of 17 syllable poems drawn from the first fourteen of his 20 years of daily practice. The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see: has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places & writes an American Sentence every day.
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