Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in February
release date: 02/05/2019
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in February.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Jack Nisbet – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Award-winning Northwest author Nisbet talks about "The Dreamer and the Doctor," the history of Dr. Carrie Leiberg, an American physician, and her Swedish naturalist husband who helped shape the human and natural history of our region.
Thomas Kohnstamm – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Kohnstamm reads from his new novel "Lake City," which is set in that neighborhood during Seattle's early 2000s housing boom.
Ralina L. Joseph – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Race and media scholar Joseph reads from "Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity," an examination of the media landscape and its impact on African-American women
Betsy Bell – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Bell reads from her chronicle, "Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss and Anti-War Activism," an autobiography of her activism in the 1980s. Part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle series.
Marlon James – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. James discuss "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," the first in a new series where myth, fantasy and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
Ayesha Harruna Attah – 7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St. Attah will discuss her new novel, "The Hundred Wells of Salaga." It's a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.
Michael Ondaatje – 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Ondaatje, acclaimed author of "The English Patient," discuss his new book "Warlight." A dramatic story about siblings Nathaniel and Rachel, raised in the aftermath of World War II by a mysterious figure known as “The Moth.”
Pete Buttigieg – 7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Buttigieg, the 36-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will share two personal success stories from his book "Shortest Way Home": of being a veteran who came out and found acceptance while in office, and of revitalizing his struggling Rust Belt city.
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