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Audio Archive

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Lynsey Addario discusses 'It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War'

Lynsey Addario shows images and reads from her memoir about her experiences around the world, documenting and filing photographs in hostile areas with some of the best-known publications.

Download Audio (mp3) [file size: 26.6 MB]


From Script to Screen: Transforming Fiction into Film

Join us for a talk on the creative process of adaptation and film production in Seattle, using the example of Amazon Studios' locally filmed pilot of Philip K. Dick's novel "The Man in the High Castle."

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Daniel Handler reads from 'We Are Pirates'

Daniel Handler reads from his eagerly awaited new novel for adult readers.

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Alexandra Fuller reads from 'Leaving Before the Rains Come'

Alexandra Fuller takes on the rise and fall of her marriage and addresses how her father shaped her view of the world in a new memoir, 'Leaving Before the Rains Come.'

Download Audio (mp3) [file size: 24.1 MB]


Author Chris Farrell Reads from 'Unretirement'

In "Unretirement," Chris Farrell provides key insights about the growing unretirement movement and offers practical advice about how to navigate this exciting, but unsettled, frontier.

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A discussion about the exhibit 'TEXTure' at METHOD Gallery

Curator Mary Coss leads a discussion with artists and poets featured in the exhibit TEXTure at METHOD Gallery. The poets will read work that inspired the artwork as well as new poetry responding to the work.

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'Letters to the Editor: Celebrating 90 Years of Writing Our Community’s Story'

"Letters to the Editor: Celebrating 90 Years of Writing Our Community's Story," a theatrical production of news, opinion and advertisements culled from pages of The Jewish Transcript.

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Brandon Sanderson reads from 'Firefight'

Acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson will be reading from his new teen fantasy novel, 'Firefight', the second in 'The Reckoners' trilogy.

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Welcome to The Seattle Public Library Author Readings and Library Events Podcast

This is the first episode in our new Author Readings and Library Events podcast stream.

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Audio Archive

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