• Amy Waldman

    2012 Seattle Reads Amy Waldman, May 5

    Amy Waldman's acclaimed debut novel asks hard questions about the American values of tolerance, diversity, and community. Amy discusses "The Submission" at the Ballard Branch as part of Seattle Reads.

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  • Amy Waldman

    2012 Seattle Reads Amy Waldman, May 4

    Amy Waldman's acclaimed debut novel asks hard questions about the American values of tolerance, diversity, and community. Amy discusses "The Submission" at the Central Library as part of Seattle Reads.

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  • Chris Cleave

    2011 Seattle Reads Chris Cleave at Beacon Hill Branch, May 14

    Chris Cleave speaks at the Beacon Hill Branch about "Little Bee" as part of the 2011 Seattle Reads program. The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads "Little Bee," a project designed to foster reading and discussion of works by authors of diverse cultures and ethnicities.

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  • Chris Cleave

    2011 Seattle Reads Main Event with Chris Cleave, May 13

    Join us for the main event of Seattle Reads "Little Bee": An Evening with Chris Cleave. Two narrators tell a story, both heartbreaking and heartwarming, about how their lives are forever changed and linked when they meet one fateful day on a beach in Nigeria: Little Bee, a young Nigerian refugee in the UK, and Sarah, posh British magazine editor and mother of four-year-old Charlie, who refuses to take off his Batman costume.

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  • Laila Lalami

    2010 Seattle Reads 'Secret Son': Main Event with Author Laila Lalami

    Author Laila Lalami read from and discussed "Secret Son" for the main event of Seattle Reads on May 7, 2010 at The Seattle Public Library.

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  • Nancy Rawles

    2009 Seattle Reads 'My Jim': Main Event with Nancy Rawles

    Nancy Rawles spoke on "Living with Passion" for the main event of Seattle Reads "My Jim" on May 22, 2009 at the Central Library.

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  • Attica Locke

    2009 Seattle Reads 'My Jim': Contemporary African-American Writing

    Two authors, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Attica Locke, discussed contemporary African-American writing on May 15, 2009 at the Central Library.

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  • Dinaw Mengestu

    2008 Seattle Reads Main Event: An evening with Dinaw Mengestu

    Dinaw Mengestu spoke on "Exile, Imagination, and the American Dream" for the main event of the 2008 Seattle Reads series on May 9 at the Central Library. Set in a poor neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Dinaw Mengestu's award-winning novel tells a story of the African immigrant experience through three main characters: narrator Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant, who runs a small corner grocery store, and his friends, Joseph, from the Congo, and Kenneth, from Kenya. The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears," a project designed to foster reading and discussion of works by authors of diverse cultures and ethnicities.

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  • Jhumpa Lahiri

    2007 Seattle Reads - An evening with Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Nancy Pearl

    In this ninth year of the "Seattle Reads" series, The Seattle Public Library selected "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Lahiri visited Seattle May 14-15, to talk with readers about her critically acclaimed first novel.
     
    Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl, former director of the Washington Center for the Book, bestselling author, and regular commentator on National Public Radio and KUOW, interviewed Lahiri on stage at Town Hall.

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  • Bharti Kirchner and Indu Sundaresan

    2007 Seattle Reads - Writing India in the Pacific Northwest

    Join the Library for a discussion with local South Asian novelists Bharti Kirchner and Indu Sundaresan that took place on Wednesday, April 25 at the Central Library. The program is part of "Seattle Reads: 'The Namesake."

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