Join editor and poet John Freeman in conversation with Mojave poet and former professional athlete Natalie Diaz. They will read poetry and discuss inequality and invisibility from 7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

Diaz is the author of "When My Brother Was an Aztec." She was born and raised on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Needles, California. Having played professional basketball for four years in western Europe and Asia, Diaz returned to the U.S. to complete her MFA at Old Dominion University in Virginia in 2007. She has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize and her work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Nimrod International and North American Review. She lives in Surprise, Arizona.

Freeman is the executive editor of Lit Hub and editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual of new writing. A former editor of Granta, he currently teaches writing at The New School and New York University. He is the author of "How to Read a Novelist" and "The Tyranny of E-mail," and editor of "Tales of Two Cities," an anthology about inequality in New York City today. His latest book is "Maps," a collection of poems. His work is translated into more than 20 languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The New York Times.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Copper Canyon Press and Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.