Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in October
release date: 09/26/2018
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in October.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Bird Tales from BirdNote - Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. "BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show" will be discussed by BirdNote science advisors Dr. Gordon Orians and Dr. Trina Bayard.
Nicole Chung with Ijeoma Oluo – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. What does it mean to lose your roots―within your culture, within your family―and what happens when you look for them? Chung will discuss her new book, "All You Can Ever Know," and talk with Oluo about her search for her birth family and her personal identity.
Jennifer Baker and Dennis Norris II with Anastacia-Renee and Jessica Rycheal – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us for an evening of readings and conversation celebrating local and national writers of color, in context of the publication of "Everyday People," a new collection of contemporary short fiction.
Youth Poet Laureate showcase - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715. Listen to the 2018-2019 Youth Poet Laureate, Azura Tyabji, and all the 2018-19 poet cohort finalists share their works. MC-ed by last year’s Youth Poet Laureate, Lily Baumgart, this showcase will be a tribute to youth voice spanning styles and forms.
Cherie Tucker – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Southwest Branch. Tucker read from her historical novel, "Hope Chest." Follow University of Washington "coed" Kathleen Andrews as she navigates her way through society's predictable roles for women in 1959 Seattle and the impact of the burgeoning women's movement. This program is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula.
Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology - 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Attend a major literary event that brings together poets and writers from "The Raven Chronicles" to read their work. The reading will take place until 4 p.m., followed by a reception.
Kwame Anthony Appiah – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. Appiah, "Ethicist" columnist for The New York Times, explores the concept of identity in his book "The Lies That Bind." He delves beneath the surface of our obsession with identity: by creed, country, color, class or culture.
Paul Dorpat and Jean Sheppard – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Dorpat, a Seattle historian, and Sheppard, local photographer, talk about their new book "Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred." It collects the photo-history columns that Dorpat has produced for the Sunday magazine of The Seattle Times, comparing “then” to “now” by exploring the city’s regrades, bridges, thoroughfares and countless Seattle landmarks.
Maxwell King – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. King discusses his new book, "The Good Neighbor," the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers which tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. After his presentation, King will be joined for an on stage conversation with board members from the Apex Foundation, an organization committed to helping children and families reach their highest potential.
PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORS
Author readings at the Central Library are supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Third Place Books and Elliott Bay Book Company.
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