Discover Local Writers at the Off Hours Reading Series

Stop by Sole Repair in Capitol Hill (1001 East Pike St., for the Off Hours reading series, featuring among others, former Rocket editor Charles Cross and Open Books co-owner Christine Deavel. Doors open at 7:30pm, which gives you plenty of time to order a specialty cocktail (always named after one of the readers) before the show starts at 8pm. Admission is $5 at the door and the atmosphere is usually lively.

A complete lineup from the Off Hours newsletter after the jump:

Charles R. Cross is the author of eight books including bestselling biographies of Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, and a forthcoming biography on the band Heart. Heavier Than Heaven, his Cobain biography, won the ASCAP Award for Outstanding Biography in 2002. Cross was Editor of The Rocket from 1986 through 2000, chronicling the rise of the Northwest scene during the heyday of Grunge. He has written for hundreds of newspapers and magazines, from Rolling Stone to the London Times.   

Christine Deavel is the author of the collection Woodnote published by Bear Star Press, and the chapbook Box of Little Spruce, from LitRag Press. A graduate of Indiana University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is co-owner of Open Books, Seattle's poetry-only bookstore.

Jarret Middleton is the author of An Dantomine Eerly and other fiction. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Dark Coast Press. He has been profiled in Shelf Awareness and The Stranger as an up-and-coming independent publisher. His fiction and book reviews have appeared in The Collagist, Smalldoggies, Big Other, The Nervous Breakdown, Black Rose, Strike, CLAC, Slingshot, and Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices. He lives in Seattle, WA.  

Melinda Mueller is the author of What the Ice Gets: Shackleton’s Antartic Expedition, 1914-1916, among other poetry collections. Her poems have been included in the Pushcart Prize XX and Best American Poetry 1990 anthologies and many literary journals. Born in Helena, Montana, she now lives in Seattle, where she teaches high school biology at Seattle Academy.  

Megan Snyder-Camp's first collection, The Forest of Sure Things (2010), won the Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book Award. Her work was recently featured on the PBS NewsHour, and she is the recipient of a 4Culture Foundation grant and residencies at Djerassi, the Espy Foundation, and the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. She is the chair of the King County chapter of literacy nonprofit First Book.

Sarah Steinke’s work has appeared in the Laurel Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and is forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, and as commissioned work for Seattle’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington.