Paul Constant

Doug Nufer’s ‘The Me Theme’ Will Leave You Believing Words Mean Everything and Nothing

Tautology and repetition and tautology and repetition and tautology.

Comics Are the Best Medicine

This weekend, health care professionals and comic artists collide at the Comics & Medicine conference.

When the World Tries to Kill Sherman Alexie, He Just Gets Bigger and Better

After the death of his mother and brain surgery, Alexie returns with a thick, sprawling book.

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Hidden in Pike Place Market, this publisher’s showroom is a gem, as is its upcoming reading party.

Dr. Willie Parker’s Christian Argument for Abortion Rights

The author of ‘Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice’ is coming to town, courtesy of Shout Your Abortion.

Great Northwest Poet Joan Swift Never Had a Book Worthy of Her Talent. Until Now

‘The Body That Follows Us,’ published two months after her death, is also her best.

Loud Mouth Lit Takes Readings to an Aurora Sports Bar

Paul Mullin’s reading series is for fighters ready to get a little uncomfortable.

A Bookish Movie Buff’s Guide to SIFF

All the SIFF films with literary pedigrees your heart could ever desire.

The Latest Issue of ‘PageBoy’ Invites Writers to Write About Writers They Love

Writing about writing can be tedious, but here the exercise is invigorating.

Local Writers Remember Joan Swift

Open Books will hold a memorial service to the late Northwest poetry legend.

For This Year’s Seattle Reads, the Library Is Taking Seattle to Detroit

SPL will try to get as many Seattleites as possible to read ‘The Turner House’ and meet its author in one week.

Two Poets Demonstrate Very Different Approaches to Funny Poems

Cody Walker picks at our political present while Jason Whitmarsh picks at the everyday.

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Is Upon Us

Wander to all 23 participating stores in a lit marathon, or simply check out a few of the special events.

From Madam Damnable’s Hotel to Profanity Hill, a New Guide Walks You Through Seattle History

‘Seattle Walks’ outlines 17 walkable routes that reveal segments of this city’s past.

The Translator Poems of Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

‘Water & Salt’ is a book that spans the globe, from Seattle to Jordan and back again.

Hari Kunzru’s ‘White Tears’ Wittily Takes on American Racism

Will upset folks be able to make it past the title? Find out at the Elliott Bay Book Company reading.

Robert Lashley Crams Mythology, the Bible, and Dozens of Dead Poets Into a Single Book

“Up South” takes on trauma, anger, and the literary canon without ever feeling showy.

The Fierce Urgency of ‘What We Do Now’

The lastest book in our Post-Trump reading club is a multifarious look at our political situation.

APRIL Says Goodbye to One Seattle, and Hello to Another

Attendance is mandatory at the very last Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature Festival.

Lit Fix—the Reading Series That Survived

Anything but short-lived, Mia Lipman’s cabaret-style show is celebrating its fourth anniversary.