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APRIL Festival


Various locations Across Seattle
March 15-20 2016

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Now in its fifth year, the APRIL Festival (which happens every March!) celebrates the work of small press publishers by throwing innovative, substantive, and boozy book events that you actually want to attend. Aside from their beloved perennial competitive storytelling competition, "A Poet, a Playwright, a Novelist, and a Drag Queen," you'll want to make sure to check out "Dear Jenny, We Are All Find: APRIL + Vignettes." For that event, Vignettes picks a handful of local artists to transform nationally acclaimed poet and essayist Jenny Zhang's book of poems into a room full of art. But everything on APRIL's dance card looks pretty solid. David Schmader's live video essay at the Frye is bound to be smart and hilarious, and the "Fireside Chat" with Cedar Sigo at the Sorrento Hotel will delight poetry nerds looking to escape the chilly March winds. The festival closes with a book expo (featuring books from 50+ independent presses) at Hugo House. RS

See the full lineup of events below, or on our complete APRIL Festival calendar:

Tues Mar 15
Opening Party at The Pine Box, 8 pm

Wed Mar 16
Fireside Chat at the Sorrento Hotel, 8 pm

Thurs Mar 17
A Poet, a Playwright, a Novelist, and a Drag Queen: Annual Competitive Storytelling Event at Hugo House, 8 pm

Fri Mar 18
5th Anniversary Party at Fred Wildlife Refuge, 8 pm

Sat Mar 19
The Filmy Quill: Writers and Writing on Celluloid at the Frye Art Museum, 1 pm
Dear Jenny, We Are All Find: APRIL Festival + Vignettes at Indian Summer Vintage, 8:30 pm

Sun Mar 20
Book Expo at Hugo House, 11 am-5 pm

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  • March 15-20 2016