People sometimes ask why Seattle doesn’t have a huge literary festival anymore. The answer is Seattle, with its truly impressive readings schedule, is home to a mini-lit-festival every goddamned night of the year. But those of you who need a festival to enjoy books will get that itch scratched tonight, when more than 60 local authors read at 22 locations all over Capitol and First Hills. Literature is always more fun when enjoyed with booze, among big crowds of people, and in nontraditional venues, so Lit Crawl is a highlight of our (packed, vibrant) literary year. (Find schedule and locations at litcrawl.org/seattle, free/$5 after-party)

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