• Ocean Vuong and Jess Boyd discuss "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"

    Join us to hear Ocean Vuong talk with Jess Boyd about his new novel, a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Recorded on June 20, 2019.

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  • Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses "Patsy"

    Lambda Award-winning author Nicole Dennis-Benn will read from and discuss her new novel "Patsy." Recorded on June 19, 2019.

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  • Emergent Strategy: An Evening with Adrienne Maree Brown

    Join a community-centered conversation with author/activist Adrienne Maree Brown. Recorded on April 18, 2019.

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  • Samantha Allen

    Samantha Allen discusses Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

    Join us to hear about Allen's cross-country road-trip through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America. Recorded on March 12, 2019.

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  • Sarah McBride

    Sarah McBride discusses 'Tomorrow Will Be Different'

    Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, will share her own story of coming out as transgender, finding love, and working for LGBTQ+ equal rights.

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  • Trans Writers

    Calvin Gimpelevich and Friends: 'Trans Writers'

    Join us for a reading of original work by Genesis Ellis, Susan Brittain, and Calvin Gimpelevich; three trans/genderqueer authors who are immigrants or first-generation Americans.

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  • Activist Poetics

    Activist Poetics

    The symposium Activist Poetics examines notions of activist poiesis and activist poetics to investigate the intersections between digital activism, contemporary experimental writing and performance, and new media practices. This symposium includes a public performance shaped by the engagements of our participants. Recorded on December 3, 2017.

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    Guardians of the Gaylaxy: Exploring LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction

    Join us and five Washington State writers who boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBTQ main characters and relationships. Recorded on Nov. 17, 2014.

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  • Samuel R. Delany

    Science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany, stops by to talk about his latest novel, 'Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders.'

    'Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders' spans the recent past to the future, and follows Eric Jeffers from age 17 to old age. Eric's journey to the Dump, a utopian community created by a gay black millionaire, delves into the territory of pornography-as-literature or, as Delany calls it, "pornatopia." Recorded on July 23, 2013.

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  • 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.

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