• John Burnham Schwartz

    John Burnham Schwartz, August 1

    John Burnham Schwartz reads from his new novel, "Northwest Corner," reintroducing the unforgettable characters from his acclaimed 1999 novel, "Reservation Road."

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 30 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

  • Armistead Maupin

    Armistead Maupin, June 25

    The Seattle Public Library and PrideFest welcome best-selling author Armistead Maupin for a special Pride Week reading from his latest novel, "Mary Ann in Autumn," and a conversation on the gay, bohemian world of "Tales of the City." Recorded on June 25, 2011.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 26.95MB] [Play time: 0 hr 58 min]

    Transcription (pdf)

  • World Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day, June 19

    In honor of World Refugee Day, former refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia and Congo will discuss issues raised by a film and answer questions from the audience. Former refugees and asylees, all of the panelists fled war and persecution in their native lands. Overcoming challenges and resettling here, they now help ease the transition of other newly resettled refugees and asylees.

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  • Lisa See

    Lisa See, June 9

    Join Lisa See for the story behind "Dreams of Joy" and see the trailer of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," a film by Wayne Wang. "Dreams of Joy" continues the story of sisters Pearl and May from "Shanghai Girls," and Pearl's strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 33 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

  • Brooke Gladstone

    Brooke Gladstone & David Boardman, June 8

    Brooke Gladstone and David Boardman talk about "The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media," a new nonfiction graphic novel. The cartoon of Gladstone conducts the reader through two millennia of media history, from the newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution and the manipulations of contemporary journalism.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 34 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

  • Seattle Geographies

    Seattle Geographies, June 1

    In "Seattle Geographies," Michael Brown and Richard Morrill look into Seattle's social, economic, political and cultural geographies, including economic restructuring, gay space, trade with China, skateboarding and P-patches, and homelessness.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 17 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

  • Erik Larson

    Erik Larson, May 31

    Erik Larson discusses "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin." Larson is the author of the three New York Times bestsellers "The Devil in the White City," "Thunderstruck," and "Isaac's Storm."

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 28 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

  • Teresa Gowan

    Teresa Gowan, May 18

    Teresa Gowan will present an illustrated talk about her five years of field work with homeless men in the most liberal city in America. She vividly depicts the lives of homeless men in San Francisco in her book "Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders," where she analyzes the influence of the homelessness industry on the streets, in the shelters, and on public policy.

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  • Little Bee

    2011 Seattle Reads: Book-It Repertory Theater, May 17

    The Seattle Public Library hosted staged readings from Chris Cleave's "Little Bee" adapted and directed by Annie Lareau and performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre at four Library locations.

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  • Mary Doria Russell

    Mary Doria Russell, May 17

    Author Mary Doria Russell reads from her new book "Doc" at the Central Library. "Doc" is a character study about the famous Old West icon, Doc Holliday, set among his rowdy friends and enemies in 1878 Dodge City. In her reading, the author gives Seattle readers a peek into another time and place while interpreting the character of a conflicted man.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 29 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 00 min]

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