• Timothy Egan

    A Salute to Tim Egan

    The Seattle Public Library, Mayor Greg Nickels, and City Council President Nick Licata paid tribute to Seattle author Tim Egan on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006. Egan's "The Worst Hard Time" was named the winner of the 2006 National Book Award in Nonfiction.

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  • Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende reads from 'Inés of My Soul'

    Internationally celebrated author Isabel Allende read fom "Inés of My Soul," her latest work of historical fiction, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Town Hall. This Seattle Public Library program was part of a series honoring Hispanic heritage.

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  • Madeline DeFrees

    Seattle poet Madeline DeFrees celebrates her 87th birthday

    Award-winning Seattle poet Madeline DeFrees read from "Spectral Waves: New & Uncollected Poems," her recently published eighth book of poetry, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at The Central Library. Joining DeFrees were poets Thomas Aslin and Gary Thompson.

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  • Roya Hakakian

    Roya Hakakian reads from 'Journey from the Land of No'

    Author Roya Hakakian read from her memoir, "Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran," on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Central Library.

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  • 2006 Washington State Book Awards

    2006 Washington State Book Awards Ceremony

    The authors of six outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2005 read from their works at The Central Library on Oct. 18, 2006.

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  • Anna Quindlen

    Anna Quindlen reads from 'Rise and Shine'

    Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen read from her new novel, "Rise and Shine," on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at the Central Library.

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  • Ray Suarez

    'The Immigration Controversy: Why It's Relevant to You'

    Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for "The NewsHour" on PBS, delivered the keynote address for the Library's third annual September Project series of programs on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Town Hall. Suarez discussed the immigration issue and why it has people crossing party lines.

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  • Seattle Poet Populist

    2006 - 2007 Seattle Poet Populist 'Candidates Read-Off'

    The Library, City Council President Nick Licata and Bumbershoot presented a "Candidates Read-Off" for 2006 - 2007 Seattle Poet Populist on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Central Library. Seven nominated poets - Anna Maria Hong, Lynn Coffin, John Burgess, Joannie Kervran Strangeland, Jourdan Keith, Barbara Petite and Crysta Casey - read from their work.

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  • Donna Miscolta

    Jack Straw Writers 10th Anniversary Celebration - Part 2

    Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear readings by some of the Northwest's finest writers. Writers from the last decade read their works at the Central Library on June 25, 2006.

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  • Bharti Kirchner

    Jack Straw Writers 10th Anniversary Celebration - Part 1

    Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear readings by some of the Northwest's finest writers. Writers from the last decade read their works at the Central Library on June 25, 2006.

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