Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in March
release date: 02/22/2019
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in March.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Seanan McGuire – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for an evening with McGuire (who also writes under the pseudonym Mira Grant), likely to touch on topics ranging from writing and storytelling to amusement parks.
Lourdes Rivas – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center, 517 E. Pike St. Rivas will read from "They Call Me Mix", their bilingual (Spanish & English) children's book that teaches kids about gender pronouns and what it means to be a transgender person of color.
Thomas Kohnstamm – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Kohnstamm will read from "Lake City," a newly-published novel set in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood during the early 2000s housing boom.
Samantha Allen – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Allen discusses "Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States," a book based on her cross-country road-trip through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states.
Paul Dorpat & Jean Sherrard – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Dorpat and Sherrard’s new coffee-table book, "Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred," highlights the Seattle photo-history column that Dorpat has produced for The Seattle Times over the past 36 years. 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.
Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead & Daryl Gregory – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Science fiction authors Kress, Skillingstead and Gregory will read and discuss their latest work. The Q & A will be moderated by fellow writer Adam Rakunas.
Barry Lopez – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. National Book Award winner Lopez discusses "Horizon," one of his most personal books yet: a vivid and poetic account of his world travels and the encounters that have shaped his extraordinary life.
Ellen Lupton – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Lupton is a graphic designer, curator, writer, critic, and educator who will be lecturing and in conversation as part of the Design Lecture Series, presented in partnership with Civilization.
Ralina L. Joseph – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Race and media scholar Joseph reads from her book "Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity," an examination of the media landscape and its impact on African-American women.
Cory Doctorow – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Doctorow talks about his timely book, "Radicalized," comprised of four science fiction novellas connected by social, technological and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near future.
Somali Book Launch – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S. Join us for the launch of our newest community-created book, "Baro Tirinta Af Soomaaliga/Learn to Count in Somali." The board book, created by Somali families from the High Point and NewHolly neighborhoods, is bilingual and features fruits and vegetables.
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