The third issue of semiannual literary magazine Filter will remind you why you love literature. It comes in the form of genuine delight and giddy discovery—tucked inside a beautiful box, there are dozens of individually stitched pamphlets (containing letterpressed fiction, essays, memoir, and poetry) mixed with small, lovely prints by artists like Ben Beres and Brandon Downing. This launch party features readings from some of the liveliest contributors to the magazine—John Osebold, Stacey Levine, Maged Zaher, Karen Finneyfrock, and Ed Skoog among them—and it will remind you of the glory that is Seattle's intellectually voracious, conceptually ambitious literary landscape. (Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N, www.filterlit.blogspot.com, 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 door, all ages)

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