Seattle, it’s been awhile since we’ve gathered together in celebration of books, authors, and all things wordy. That’s why Town Hall is thrilled to invite you to the first chapter of something big: an annual Writers Festival that pays tribute to everything we love about the written word.
Welcome to Volume I: Humble Beginnings. September 16 and 17, gather at Town Hall’s historic building for an extraordinary roster of fiction and non-fiction authors. Come and go as you please for book signings and tasty food, snag $10 featured titles from our friends at Third Place Books (Saturday only, while supplies last!), and surround yourself with the good company of curious readers just like yourself, here in our marvelous City of Literature.
We’re offering several ticketing options for Volume I. Choose the day(s) you’ll attend and the format (in-person or virtual). Or, let your literary love loose with a VIP Pass that brings you the very best of all that Volume I has to offer. As always, Town Hall Members receive special member pricing. All passes include a festival tote bag and bookmark.
Includes a copy of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, The Song of the Cell,* admission to Saturday’s Nightcap with Sloane Crosley at 8:00pm, $10 featured titles from Third Place Books on Saturday, a festival tote bag, and a bookmark.
Includes admission to Friday’s and Saturday’s events, signed copies of all books*, a deluxe commemorative tote, admission into the Friday VIP Reception, and access to the Saturday VIP Lounge
A limited number of free youth 22 & under tickets, both virtual and in-person, are also available
Stay for your favorite authors, or the whole festival – attendees may come and go as they please! Food will be available for purchase from several on-site vendors. Get the whole festival schedule and food vendor info here.
*Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, The Song of the Cell, will be shipped upon publication, slated for late October.
Jourdan Imani Keith
Opening Invocation with Seattle’s 2019- 2022 Civic Poet
Friday, 9/16 at 6:20pm
The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
The past, present, and future of life’s basic building blocks: cells
Friday, 9/16 at 6:30PM
The Family Chao
A witty portrait of three Chinese American brothers in small-town America
Saturday, 9/17 at 9AM
A darkly comic alternative history of the United States
Saturday, 9/17 at 10:30AM
Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus
How scientists deciphered the COVID-19 code
Saturday, 9/17 at 12PM
Calling for a Blanket Dance
One Indigenous family’s struggle to live honorably and love unconditionally
Saturday, 9/17 at 1:30PM
A Black girl’s story of poverty, corruption, and survival
Saturday, 9/17 at 3PM
A story of love and deceit, lust and redemption
Saturday, 9/17 at 4:30PM
“Magic and Imaginary Science in Fiction”
A discussion on the craft of Science Fiction
Saturday, 9/17 at 6:00pm
Writers Festival Nightcap: Sloane Crosley
A suspenseful, hilarious take on what it means to be in love.
Saturday, 9/17 at 8:00pm
Speaker lineup is subject to change.