Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in June
release date: 06/06/2019
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in June.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Rick Atkinson – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Atkinson , a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, reads from the first volume in his new American Revolution trilogy, "The British Are Coming." The initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence – a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, and of redemption and profound suffering.
David Buerge – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Buerge, a biographer and a historian to the Duwamish Tribe, will read from "Chief Seattle and the Town that Took His Name." A book more than 20 years in the making, Buerge explores the leader from a variety of sources to reveal an epic character: a warrior, orator, benefactor, and visionary who helped found the city that bears his name. This event is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series, which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula, and presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Nicole Dennis-Benn – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Dennis-Benn, a Lambda award winner, will discuss "Patsy"—a stirring portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love.
Ocean Vuong with Jess Boyd – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Vuong talks about his new novel, named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, Oprah.com, Publishers Weekly and more. "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
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