Nov. 25 to Dec. 6: Short Run Small Press Fest Focuses on Local Artists

Short Run showcases makers of comics, art books, zines and literary works in Seattle this weekend. Also upcoming: grant-funded events, Speakers Bureau events, a Think & Drink and an event with the Washington State Poet Laureate.

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THIS WEEK (Nov. 25-30, 2013)



Short Run Small Press Fest creates community around small-batch self-publishing this November. | photo by Alex Stonehill

SEATTLE – Join Short Run for the 2013 Small Press Fest in Seattle,  showcasing makers of comics, art books, zines and literary works, with a focus on regional artists, limited editions and handmade books. The festivities begin Saturday (Nov. 29) with Read/Write, giving attendees and authors an opportunity to interact. [Details] Sunday (Nov. 30) features a book fair highlighting 120 writers and artists. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (Nov. 30)

SEATTLE – Washington State Poet Laureate presents as part of Indies First! [Details]

NEXT WEEK (Dec. 1-6, 2013)


TACOMA – Join Humanities Washington for our next Think & Drink, ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture, at Engine House No. 9 at 7:30 p.m. [Details] This event is free, but advance registration is required.

CENTRALIA – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology [Details]


BELLINGHAM – Artist Anna McKee and Professor Eric Steig will speak on the artist as naturalist/explorer as part of the North Cascade Institute’s Vanishing Ice Speaker Series. [Details] This series is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

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