WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Youth Programs

WITS Year-End Reading & Celebration: Elementary & Middle Schools

Past Event: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

At Seattle Central Community College—The Erickson Theatre

May 29th was an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future. Young authors from each of our WITS schools and Seattle Children’s shared their original poems, stories, and comics—see a gallery of images below! Download the first night of WITS broadsides here, and the download the WITS comics here.

To wrap up the 2018/19 WITS residencies, WITS students read from their work over two nights—with elementary and middle school students reading on Wednesday, May 29, and middle and high school students reading on Thursday, May 30. A reception followed with delicious cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Royale.

Event Details

Seattle Central Community College—The Erickson Theatre

1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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Transportation & Parking

The Erickson Theatre is located just off Seattle Central College’s main campus, in the heart of the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood, on Harvard Avenue.


Parking for visitors and event guests is available 24/7 at the Harvard Garage (1609 Harvard Ave.), which is operated by Seattle Central College. For rates, visit Seattle Central’s Public Parking & Transportation page. Metered street parking is also available in the area.

Public Transit

By bus: Metro buses 11, 49 and 60 all pass next to, or within a block of the Erickson Theatre. Visit King County Metro Trip Planner to learn more about these and other nearby bus options.

By streetcar: Take the Broadway route to the stop at Broadway & Denny.

By light rail: The Capitol Hill Link station is located approximately two blocks north of Erickson Theatre.


Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. Please note: for events at The Erickson Theatre, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices that people with hearing loss use in conjunction with their hearing device (hearing aids or cochlear implants). The Erickson Theatre has an FM assistive listening system which transmits sound via radio waves. To pick up a headset, check one out at the box office when you arrive.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for ASL interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at our venues, and our venues are fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Guide and service dogs are also welcome.

Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, at 206.621.2230×10.