Remember some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest as writer and curator Mayumi Tsutakawa discusses her book "Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists" from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455.

In this presentation, Tsutakawa will talk about five "women warriors" in the arts and journalism fields who were trailblazers of their time. This list includes the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, the jazz musician Ruby Bishop, artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong and linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experiences as an activist and writer, Tsutakawa explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. She co-edited "The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology," which received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award.

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Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.        

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 and co-sponsored by Humanities Washington.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and present the Words, Writers & Southwest Stories programs so that local history and local authors are accessible to all.