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Seattle Reads 2017: A conversation with Angela Flournoy

In 2017 Seattle Reads The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Enjoy this interview with Flounoy conducted by Vivian Phillips. If you’d like to ask your own questions, attend any one of six author programs with Angela Flournoy from May 8-11, 2017. The Turner … Continue reading

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Seattle Reads The Turner House: Fiction to Read Next

In 2017 Seattle Reads The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Set in Detroit in 2008, post-economic crash, we meet the Turner family as the 13 adult siblings must decide what to do with their family home, worth only 1/10 of its … Continue reading

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Fiction new book round-up – April 2017

Looking for a new novel to read? Here is a selection of fiction being published in April 2017.

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Seattle Rep’s HERE LIES LOVE: Beyond the Theater

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents HERE LIES LOVE by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim from April 7 to May 28, 2017. Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, CDs and films to enhance your experience of the show: … Continue reading

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Bringing Women’s Stories to Life

For Women’s History Month this year, I’d like to highlight the way fiction can take a real person’s life and help fill in the gaps about what we historically know, using imagination in order to bring that person’s story back. … Continue reading

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20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 4: Northwest Classics

For the fourth of our posts suggesting twenty essential books for Seattleites, having focused on history, race and place, we now attempt to suggest some writers whose work best characterizes our “regional literature.” In previous posts we’ve already mentioned Richard Hugo and Sherman … Continue reading

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Ralph Steadman: Evocative Frenzy

I am unceasingly inspired by the artistic wizardry of Ralph Steadman, particularly his knack for evocative frenzy. Though clearly an expert draughtsman, he’s made a career out of twisting conventional imagery with a demented cartoon sensibility. What appears at first … Continue reading

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