February 28th, 2014 / 12:58 pm
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Literature Party

Literature Party in Seattle tonight should be fun. If you’re at AWP, please come!

It’s a benefit party to support APRIL Festival, which is a big organization for making books awesome in Washington state. It’s at FRED Wildlife Refuge and doors open at 9. It’s not too far from the convention center. Tickets are $10 at the door.

It’s sponsored by FSG Originals and Submittable and yours truly, HTMLGiant. Vouched is putting in a pop up bookshop, and if you buy a book there, FSG Originals will give you a free one of their books.

Capacity at the venue is 450 souls, but I think you’ll be able to get in. However, I have overheard many people at the bookfair talking about how this is the one event they’re sure they’re going to.

Melissa Broder is reading. And Sommer Browning. And Amelia Gray. Those three people are three of my favorite, favorite people at AWP, a big thing filled with favorite people. Those three people are amazing performers of important writing.

Writing is a way to express ideas, and Melissa, Sommer and Amelia have the best ideas. Hearing them read inspires me, every time.

And after they read, there will be a big dance party featuring local Seattle DJs.

I’m in a big house where many of us HTMLGiant writers are staying. I think there are 12 of us staying here. John Dermot Woods just got out of the shower. He doesn’t write for HTMLGiant actually, neither does Spencer Madsen or Mira Gonzalez. Last night Mike Young came home from his reading and fell over a chair. There’s a hot tub at this house and I think there were 8 or so people in it last night at the same time. Downstairs Amy McDaniel is preparing a brunch for 50 people. I can hear Tim Sanders making Gene Morgan laugh loudly.

Come to Literature Party tonight?

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  1. Mark Cugini

      Hey guys, have a really fun time, I’m so happy you guys are having so much fun and I hate hot tubs anyway.

  2. A D Jameson

      I love hot tubs. Wish I were there…

  3. mimi

      sounds like excellent fun

      just don’t let me hear that Amy McD has been left to wash all the dishes by herself, fellas

  4. AaronUnread

      I had a great time at the party. Thanks for making me feel welcome, Adam Robinson. :)

  5. Adam Robinson

      Amy said, “Well I didn’t do a single dish.” As far as I know, Gene and Tim did all the cleaning up, morning, afternoon, and night. Amy says, “Mira did a little.”

  6. mimi

      : )