Bumbershoot is an annual festival held in Seattle during the first weekend of September; its diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more. Words & Ideas, the festival's literary arts and lectures program, features poets, fiction writers, essayists, panel discussions and readings, exploring where pop culture, media, literature and cultural trends intersect. 

Bumbershoot is scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2018.