Want to hear our contributors’ stories? See their art? Touch (or buy) the anthology and hand-drawn maps? Add your memories and memorabilia to the exhibit? Pin the digital maps with places you miss? Talk about development and change in Seattle or your own city? Come see the project in person!

  1.  Short Run Festival – Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center – Oct 31, 2015
  2.  An Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places – LoveCityLove, Seattle – Mar 17, 2016
  3.  BOOM: Changing Seattle – Center for Architecture & Design, Seattle – July 7 – Aug 29, 2016
  4.  Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces – CfAD (part of BOOM!), Seattle – Aug 11, 2016
  5. Ghosts Anthology Release & Afterparty!Elliott Bay Books & JewelBox Theatre* –  Apr 11, 2017
  6. Ghosts on Tour: Reading, Story Sharing, Map PinningBluestockings, NYC – Apr 15, 2017
  7. Ghosts on Tour: Reading, Story Sharing, Map Pinning (w/ musical guest Elaine Rasnake) – The Art Church, Philly – Apr 18, 2017
  8. Ghosts on Tour: Story Sharing, Map Pinning (w/ One DC and Ghosts’ contributor Sara Brickman) – The Potter’s House, D.C. – Apr 20, 2017
  9. Ghosts on Tour: Story Sharing, Map Pinning (w/ Know Your City) – IPRC, Portland – Apr 28, 2017
  10. Walking Tour of Yesler Way (w/ Atlas Obscura!) – *Ticketed event* – Walk starts at Langston Hughes; Reading at KOBO @ Higo, Seattle – May 6, 2017
  11. Northwest Folklife Festival – Narrative Stage (3rd fl, Armory) at Seattle Center – May 27, 2017
  12. Bumbershoot – Words and Ideas Stage – Sep 2, 2017

If you’d like Ghosts to come to your town, please contact Rachel Green of Smarthouse Creative.

The Ghosts of Seattle Past was conceived as an interactive installation with the intent of visiting galleries and festivals where it can grow in scope and reach. Local exhibitors and curators: Please get in touch.


*All Ghosts of Seattle Past events are free & all-ages, except our April 11 Afterparty @ JewelBox Theatre (free, 21+), the Atlas Obscura walking tour ($25, all-ages), and Bumbershoot (see festival ticketing, all-ages).