July Author Events: Daniel James Brown, Fonda Lee, Annalee Newitz and more

Here are a few reasons to be indoors in July: The Seattle Public Library’s lineup of free author programs, including Daniel James Brown (“The Boys in the Boat”) in conversation with Tom Ikeda about his new book “Facing the Mountain;” and two terrific Clarion West events featuring authors Fonda Lee, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders.

You can trek to our air-conditioned Central Library for these events, or watch them livestreamed from the comfort of your couch. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance; check the event descriptions at spl.org/Calendar for registration and links. See upcoming programs at spl.org/Authors.

Jade City, Fonda LeeClarion West presents Fonda Lee

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, Central Library and online

Fonda Lee is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the epic urban fantasy “Green Bone Saga” as well as the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels “Zeroboxer,” “Exo,” and “Cross Fire.” This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation and Seattle City of Literature, and is presented in partnership with University Book Store.

Virtual Writers Read

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 10, online.

This monthly reading series features local writers reading from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. It is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Facing the Mountain, by Daniel James BrownDaniel James Brown, Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki Discuss “Facing the Mountain”

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23, Central Library and online

Bestselling author Daniel James Brown (“The Boys in the Boat”) will talk with Densho’s Executive Director Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki about Brown’s latest book, “Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II.” Presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and Densho, this event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation.

Lost CitiesClarion West Presents Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, Central Library and online

Science journalist Annalee Newitz, author of “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age” and the novels “The Future of Another Timeline” and Lambda-Award winning “Autonomous,” will read with Charlie Jane Anders, author of “Victories Greater Than Death.” Anders’ TED Talk, “Go Ahead, Dream About the Future,” earned 700,000 views in its first week. Newitz and Anders also co-host the podcast “Our Opinions Are Correct.” Presented in partnership with University Book Store, this event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation and Seattle City of Literature.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Mask use is strongly encouraged and additional safety precautions are in place: Library staff are fully vaccinated and continue to wear masks, the Library offers free masks and hand sanitizer to patrons at sanitation stations, and all Library locations have high-quality ventilation and air filtration.

Elisa M., Communications

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