Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in September
release date: 08/16/2019
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in September.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Becky Selengut – Stop by for a sample as local author Selengut demonstrates recipes from her new book, "How To Taste: the curious cook's handbook to seasoning and balance, from umami to acid and beyond—with recipes."
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Lake City Farmers Market, N.E. 125th St. & 28th Ave. N.E.
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Magnolia Farmers Market, West McGraw Street & 33rd Ave. W.
Teresa Luengo Cid – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. Join Cid in the presentation of her new children's book "The Peculiar and Original Belinda," a story about being bullied because of one's color and appearance and the importance of believing in yourself and your abilities and talents. The program will be presented in Spanish.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S. Feminist writer and poet Gumbs will discuss her new book "Dub: Finding Ceremony" and her groundbreaking book "M Archive," telling stories of Diaspora, Indigeneity, migration, Blackness, genius, mothering, grief and harm. Through her writing, she reminds us that we can challenge oppression, and that it is possible to make our planet and ourselves anew. This event is made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation. It is presented in partnership with Central District Forum for Art & Ideas, LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari and Northwest African American Museum.
David Guterson – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Guterson will read from and discuss his latest book, "Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest," a new narrative poem and a meditation on our journey through life. The book’s illustrator Justin Gibbens will join him. The event is presented in additional partnership with Mountaineers Books.
Karen Treiger – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. Award-winning author Treiger will give a presentation and reading from "My Soul Is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story," a biography of Sam and Esther Goldberg who repeatedly escaped the Nazis to survive the Holocaust.
Elise Hooper – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Hooper will talk about her book "Learning to See," a historical novel about the life of Dorothea Lange, who created some of the 20th century's most iconic photographs. 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.
Paula Becker – 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Becker will discuss her book "A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction," followed by a panel discussion with representatives from Youth Care and Accelerator Y, and moderated by KUOW-FM’s Ross Reynolds. The event is presented in additional partnership with Youth Care, Accelerator Y, University of Iowa Press and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.
Jacqueline Woodson – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Woodson will read from and discuss her latest book, "Red at the Bone," about the influence of history on a contemporary family as two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces.
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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