The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in May.


Rosalys Peel4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Providence ElderPlace Seattle, 4515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Suite 100. Rosalys, a registered nurse, will read excerpts from her book "Mike and Me" and be available for Q&A. Her book offers hope and help for caregivers and families living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Please RSVP by April 22.

Bill McKibben7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the University of Washington, 4069 Spokane Lane, Kane Hall, Room 120. McKibben’s earlier work offered prescient warnings about climate change. But his newest book, "Falter," suggests the danger is broader than that. At the current bleak moment in human history, we’ll either confront that bleakness or watch our current civilization slip away.

Barbara Johns6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Art historian Johns will read from "The Hope of Another Spring," her book on the life of Japanese artist Takuichi Fujii, a Seattleite who was incarcerated in PNW internment camps during WWII. 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.

Tony Horwitz2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. In "Spying on the South," best-selling author Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.

Karen Russell - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. The author of "Swamplandia!" and "Vampires in the Lemon Grove" reads from her stunning new collection of short fiction, "Orange World and Other Stories."

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