Short Run small press festival will host 2013 event at Washington Hall

srannounce2013Short Run will host its third annual festival of Seattle small press publishers and writers at Washington Hall this November, organizers announced this week.

The festival schedule will include dances, readings, animation, workshops and more. Local artists and writers will be able to sign up to be part of the festival starting in the spring.

From Short Run:

We’re proud to announce the 3rd annual Short Run festival will be held on Saturday, November 30th at the historical Washington Hall in the Central District neighborhood of Seattle. Applications will open in the Spring, and will be announced at, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Short Run was founded in 2011 to celebrate Seattle’s lauded small press community, and we’re excited to bring you the grandest festival yet. Short Run 2013 will feature 120 artists of comics, art books, zines and literary works focusing on regional artists, limited editions, and handmade books. This year, the festival is held on “Small Business Saturday,” a nationwide campaign to support buying local goods.

The spectacular stage at Washington Hall will be screening animation throughout the day. The wrap-around balcony will be home to an epic mural outlined by exhibiting artists, and colored in and added to by attendees. Other rooms will host drawing games, live silk screening, workshops, shadow puppet shows, readings, and rock operas. Our decadent bake sale will be accompanied by visiting food trucks, to provide a quick bite for visitors.

After the festival closes, Washington Hall will be transformed into a “Comics Prom,” a 21 + dance party.

Short Run will be announcing our exhibitors, programming schedule, and more exciting details later this year.

(h/t Slog)

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