Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in February
release date: 01/28/2020
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in February.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sarah Abrevaya Stein - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for a conversation between Stein and Devin E. Naar, Sephardic Studies Chair at UW, on her new book "Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century." Stein’s ninth book uses the Levy family’s correspondence to tell the story of their journey spanning generations and the globe. They wrote letters to share grief and to reveal secrets, to propose marriage and to plan for divorce, to maintain connection. This event is co-sponsored by the Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington.
Ejeris Dixon & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. How can communities explore alternatives to policing and mass incarceration? Join editors Dixon and Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for an important conversation about transformative justice strategies. This interactive author program will include two readings from “Beyond Survival: Stories & Strategies from the Transformative Justice Movement,” followed by a community conversation and book signing.
Courtenay Hameister & Luke Burbank - 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us to hear Livewire’s hosts Hameister and Burbank talk about "Okay Fine Whatever," Hameister’s hilarious account of facing her fears. In her mid-forties, Hameister decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her – things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding: "nope."
Phil Hoffman - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Hoffman, director of the Alki History Project, Alki resident and historian, will present the story of "Town of Alki: Great Hopes, Fountainhead for Tears." This program is part of the Words, Writers & Southwest Stories series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula and Puget Sound. It is presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Angelo Moore Is Dr Madd Vibe! - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Ready to kick off 2020 with the inimitable Dr Madd Vibe, aka Angelo Moore (front man of Fishbone)? Coupled with his forays into image and ink, this interdisciplinary live experience with Moore is not-to-be missed! Join us for an author reading and intimate concert with rare insights into Moore’s work in film and comics.
Ginger Gaffney - 11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us to hear Gaffney, a top-ranked horse trainer, discuss her life-affirming memoir "Half Broke" that offers profound insight into the ways both horses and humans seek relationships to survive. The book tears at the heart of what it takes to find wholeness after years of trauma and addiction, and offers profound insight on how working with animals can satisfy our universal need for connection.
PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORS
Author readings at the Central Library are supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, Seattle City of Literature, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.
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