Check out these upcoming events with Native storyteller Roger Fernandes, Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, novelist Peter Curtis, and two open mic readings at Ballard and Columbia branches.
The free programs listed below are held at a variety of library locations in January; please check our online Author and Books Events calendar for complete details on these featured events and more.
Roger Fernandes: Native Storyteller Sunday, January 5 at 1:30 p.m. Greenwood Branch
Bring the whole family to enjoy storytelling with Roger Fernandes. Roger Fernandes is a story teller, tribal historian, educator and a member of Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from the Port Angeles area of the state of Washington.
It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m. Ballard Branch
The Ballard Branch welcomes the 363rd meeting of the It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. This month’s presentation features Sheila Bender, Stacey Levine, Kilam Tel Aviv, and Matilda Sycamore. Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person.
Writers Read Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. Columbia Branch
Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Continue reading “Upcoming Author Events for January”
Laureen Nussbaum, Terry Tempest, Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel, and two open mic readings at Ballard and Columbia branches are in store this month.
The free programs listed below are held at a variety of locations in December; please check our online Author and Books Events calendar for complete details on these featured December events and more.
Nussbaum discusses ‘Shedding Our Stars’ Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. Wallingford Branch
Join us to hear Nussbaum talk about her personal experiences during World War Two, when her family was saved by Hans Calmeyer during World War Two, who was able to save over 3700 Jews from deportation. Nussbaum was recently honored as winner of two categories at the American Book Fest for Shedding Our Stars in the categories of Biography and History.
Writers Read Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. Columbia Branch
Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Continue reading “Upcoming Author Events for December”
Now that Hallowe’en is past, we approach the holidays with visions of murder dancing in our heads. We’re talking about the next few months of Thrilling Tales – Seattle Public Library’s popular Story time for Grownups, of course!
Romance readers and writers are passionate people. They are passionate about the power of love to transform people’s lives and to transform the world. They are passionate about an HEA (Happily-Ever-After) or a HFN (Happy-for-Now). And it’s safe to say they are tired of hearing ill-informed and dismissive opinions about the genre they love. If you haven’t read a romance or attended a romance event, now is the time!
Andre Acimen, David Treuer, Clifford Thompson, Julie Pham, cartoonist T Edward Bak, and a love fest for romance readers are among the featured author events coming your way.
The free programs listed below are held at a variety of locations in November (Central Library, Montlake Branch Library, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute); please check our online Author and Books Events calendar for complete details on these featured November events and more.
André Aciman with Dave Wheeler Find Me Monday, November 4, 7 p.m. Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
Join us to hear novelist André Aciman, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name, discuss his new book, which revisits the complex and beguiling characters from Call Me by Your Name decades after their first meeting. He will appear in conversation with Dave Wheeler of Shelf Awareness.
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History presents David Treuer “The Past Isn’t Past: Native History as American History” Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m. Central Library
Anthropologist David Treuer, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present (finalist for the 2019 National Book Award), struggled with popular depictions of Native American history (including the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), many of which seemed to conclude that his culture was a relic of the past. Treuer has spent his career dissecting narratives around Native American life and will talk about what he’s learned. Josh Reid, professor at the University of Washington, will join Treuer on stage. Continue reading “Upcoming Author Events”