Join The Seattle Public Library and Chief Seattle Club for two lunchtime discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's "An American Sunrise" from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28.

Misha Stone, reader services librarian at The Seattle Public Library, and Colleen Echohawk, executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, will lead these book groups in anticipation of the Chief Seattle Club's live streaming discussion with Harjo on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

In these book clubs, you'll reflect on what home means for Native Americans, and what it means to carry ancestors with you. "I returned to see what I would find, in these lands we were forced to leave behind." – Joy Harjo, "An American Sunrise." See the reading guide here.


Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, sign up in the Library's calendar.


Chief Seattle Club is an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

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