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Release Date: 02/16/2018

Author Readings at The Seattle Public Library in March

book jacket for "Los huesitos de mamá, y otros relatos" by Rita Sturam Wirkala

The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several Library locations in March. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.


Rita Sturam Wirkala

Local author Rita Sturam Wirkala will discuss her new book "Los huesitos de mamá, y otros relatos," a collection of short stories inspired by her hometown, María Susana. This program will be presented in Spanish.


Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, will discuss her book "Tomorrow Will Be Different" and share her story of coming out as transgender, finding love, and working for LGBTQ+ equal rights.


Yascha Mounk

Hear Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk discuss his book "The People Vs. Democracy," the rise of populist nationalism across the world, and how it may endanger the precepts of democracy itself.


Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna will discuss her latest novel "Happiness," a delicate tale of love and loss that considers the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of happiness.


Luis Alberto Urrea

Hailed by NPR as a "literary badass" and a "master storyteller with a rock and roll heart," Mexican-American author Luis Alberto Urrea will read from and discuss his latest novel, "The House of Broken Angels."


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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