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

Youth Programs

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

Past Event: Thursday, May 31, 2018

At Seattle Public Library — Central Library

Join us for an extraordinary evening of literary talent with the Pulitzer Prize-winning voices of the future! Student writers from 27 schools throughout the Puget Sound Region and Seattle Children’s Hospital will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program.

This event is free and open to the public.

WITS students will read from their work over two nights—with elementary and middle school students reading on Wednesday, May 30, and middle and high school students reading on Thursday, May 31. A reception will follow with delicious cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Royale.

Published chapbooks compiling the work of all student readers will be available to students and teachers who are part of the 2017/18 WITS program.

For more information on the WITS program, click here.

Event Details

Seattle Public Library — Central Library

1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

View directions.

Transportation & Parking


Bicycles: The Central Library has outdoor bike racks at the Fifth Avenue entry, the Fourth Avenue entry and at the employee entry on Spring Street. There are also covered bike racks in the parking garage reached from Spring Street.

Motor vehicles: The Central Library has a 143-stall underground parking garage with an entrance on Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues. The garage is operated by ABM Parking Services (206-267-0446). Rates are listed below.

NOTE: Some parts of the garage are inaccessible to large vans

  • Van space – 96 inches wide, 96-inch-wide adjacent aisle, 8-foot clearance
  • Entrance clearance – 9 feet
  • Height limit in garage – 6 feet, 6 inches

ADA parking: The Central Library has five spaces, including one van space, designated for Washington State Disabled Parking Permit holders. Van space is 96 inches wide with a 96-inch-wide adjacent aisle and 8-foot clearance.