Literature

poet laureate washington state national poetry month seattle magazine
March 27, 2014 5:56 PM
The state’s new poet laureate aims to help people discover the power of poetry
nancy guppy arts in seattle seattle magazine
February 13, 2014 1:15 AM
Owners of Wallingford’s longstanding “poem emporium,” Open Books (openpoetrybooks.com), romantic and business partners J.W. Marshall and...
bookstores seattle magazine ada's capitol hill seattle
January 8, 2014 6:34 PM
Ada’s Technical Books and Café (Capitol Hill, 425 15th Ave. E; 206.322.1058; seattletechnicalbooks.com) invites browsers to touch, inspect...
January 8, 2014 12:46 AM
Kim Fu, 26, grew up in Canada as the only writer in a family of scientists and engineers. Perhaps that experience is what enabled her to so...
November 15, 2013 5:40 PM
Seattle has topped a variety of lists lately, including (and not surprisingly) Flavorwire’s 20 Great American Cities for Writers That Aren’...
October 3, 2013 9:01 PM
"Do you want any soda with that?” Kris Minta, the owner of Spine and Crown used bookstore on Capitol Hill, asks as he pours three fingers...
September 23, 2013 5:04 PM
Northwest sushi pioneer Shiro Kashiba livens up the ferry ride to Bainbridge Island by talking about his memoir, Shiro, as part of Kitsap...
September 13, 2013 5:11 PM
Poet and pie maker Kate Lebo’s new book, A Commonplace Book of Pie, comes out in October. She’ll read from it at Richard Hugo House (10/17...
Nicole Hardy, Mormon Seattle magazine
July 15, 2013 4:07 PM
While talking with West Seattle writer Nicole Hardy about her new memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, I mention British...
June 11, 2013 6:42 PM
Age of Ice Seattle author Sidorova
May 9, 2013 11:29 PM
Sitting in a Ravenna coffee shop, novelist Julia Sidorova is making sweeping gestures across a table, like a seamstress extending a...
leslie helm book Yokohama Yankee
March 29, 2013 4:30 PM
When reporter Leslie Helm (editor of Seattle mag’s sister publication, Seattle Business) began the process of adopting a Japanese baby in...
David Shields
February 19, 2013 12:48 AM
Seattle mag: What compelled you to write How Literature Saved My Life?  David Shields: I wanted to take [his previous book] Reality...
Mary Roach writer
February 15, 2013 10:48 PM
Saying Joyce Carol Oates has a new novel out (Daddy Love, a riveting story of child abduction) is like saying a Kardashian made the cover...
December 29, 2012 1:11 AM
If the book-publishing industry weren’t broken, Ken Shear might not be trying to fix it. Shear, publisher and CEO of Seattle’s new...
October 31, 2012 10:53 PM
If you ever find yourself crying at work, take Ellen Forney’s advice: “Don’t wipe your tears. Don’t change your posture. Just keep working...