Author Readings Presented by The Seattle Public Library in November
release date: 10/22/2019
The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in November.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2019 Jack Straw Writers Program - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Participating readers may include: Samar Abulhassan, Dianne Aprile, Josh Axelrad, Christianne Balk, Gabrielle Bates, Leanne Dunic, Shankar Narayan, Sylvia Byrne Pollack, Rena Priest, Putsata Reang, Michael Schmeltzer, Suzanne Warren.
André Aciman & David Wheeler - 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Aciman discusses his new book "Find Me" with Wheeler. As a sequel to the worldwide bestseller "Call Me by Your Name," this book revisits the complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
David Treuer - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Anthropologist and author Treuer discusses aspects of American Indian lives, including popular images and narratives, common influences, and damaging stereotypes, as he presents the 2019 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History.
Conversation Hearts: An Inclusive Love Fest for Romance Readers and Writers - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Do you love romance? Do you read or write romance? Join us for a celebratory event centering the diversity of the romance genre. The afternoon will kick-off in the with a Fireside Chat with guest author Rebekah Weatherspoon in conversation with local author Jasmine Silvera, then break out into panel discussions.
Michelle Kim - 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E., 206-684-4720. Michelle Kim, author of "Running Through Sprinklers," will read from her middle-grade novel set in Surrey, BC, with scenes in Seoul and Seattle.
Continental Drifter: Artist Talk with T Edward Bak - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Artist and author Bak will talk about traveling and making comics at the intersections of identity, history, culture, labor and ecology in the west. This event is presented in partnership with Short Run Seattle.
Julie Pham - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S. Vietnamese author Julie Pham will read from and discuss her book "Their War: The Perspectives of the South Vietnamese Military in the Words of Veteran-Émigrés." The event will include a conversation between Pham and the editor of Nguoi Viet Daily, as well as a musical performance by singer Melanie Nga My.
Mike Purdy – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Mike Purdy's new book "101 Presidential Insults: What They Really Thought About Each Other - and What It Means to Us " peeks behind the political curtain — exposing that our presidents have dished out acerbic insults about other presidents, from the founding fathers to the age of Trump. This program is part of the Words, Writers & Southwest Stories series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula and Puget Sound. It is presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Jennifer Ott - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Ott discusses "Olmsted in Seattle: Creating A Park System for a Modern City" You'll learn the story of how Seattle came to have an Olmsted park system, and what that has meant to the city. This event is presented in partnership with Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and HistoryLink.
Clifford Thompson & Charles Johnson - 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us to hear Thompson discuss "What It Is," his new book on the state of the nation as he questions his own most deeply rooted beliefs and how they conflict with the reality he faced after the 2016 election.
PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORS
Author readings at the Central Library are supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, Seattle City of Literature, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.
The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.