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The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.
 
Love Town Hall? Become an insider! In The Moment with Jini Palmer offers a slice of Town Hall culture and puts you in the room for exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations. Listen in as a rotating cast of prominent local voices, along with Chief Correspondent Steve Scher, get to know upcoming speakers before they visit our stages. Get an insider perspective you won’t find anywhere else—a weekly snapshot of all things Town Hall. Fans of Seattle public radio will recognize Steve Scher from hi ...
 
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This month’s online presentation welcomes Amber Nelson, Mary Ellen Talley and Diane Elser.Amber Nelson is the author of two full-length books of poetry, In Anima: Urgency and The Sexiest Man Alive (Spooky Girlfriend Press), as well as numerous chapbooks, most recently First Apocalypse (The Magnificent Field). She was the co-founder of alice blue re…
 
This month’s online presentation welcomes Shin Yu Pai, Meredith Clark and Arlene Kim.Shin Yu Pai is the author of 10 books, including ENSO (Entre Rios Books, 2020), AUX ARCS (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings (1913 Press, 2007), and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus, City Arts, Yes! Mag…
 
The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads "Stories for Boys," a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. -- Martin’s quirky, heart-wrenching memoir looks at family secrets, truth and reconciliation, acceptance and forgiveness. As Martin …
 
The 1970s were as turbulent as the 1960s were radical. In David Laskin’s new novel, What Sammy Knew, this is the historical backdrop in which we find 17-year-old Sam Stein, a Long Island native raised in a cushy suburban life of live-in housekeepers and insular wealth. On New Year’s Eve 1969, Sam is forced to come face to face with the uncomfortabl…
 
For some it seems that most of the news about academic social sciences—anthropology, economics, political science, etc—is negative. But in response to the criticism he’s seen, political science professor Matt Grossman argues that, far from crisis, social science is undergoing an unparalleled renaissance of ever-broader understanding and application…
 
This month’s online presentation welcomes the Ballard Writers Collective (BWC) to celebrate their 11th Annual Event. Join multi-genre writers on the theme, "The Elephant in the Room." With eleven members of the BWC including Carol Levin, Stephen Lundgren, Joel Bell, Sharon Hennessey, Janet Margot, Karen Gamble, and others!…
 
This month’s online presentation features Donna Miscolta, Catalina Marie Cantú, and Claudia Castro Luna.Donna Miscolta’s third book of fiction is Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories, about lessons a young Mexican American girl learns in a world that favors neither her race nor gender, released from Jaded Ibis Press in September 2020. Her story collec…
 
Join us for a spotlight on one of our partner bookstores, Estelita’s Library, a “justice-focused community library and bookstore” originally located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Local Journalist Mike Davis chats with Estelita’s co-founder Edwin Lindo about the history and founding of the bookstore and considers the impact the Library has on the…
 
Since our 2017 season, hosts Jini Palmer, Steve Scher, and local correspondents have interviewed hundreds of luminaries, local officials, and national and international thought leaders as part of our In The Moment podcast. This month, we celebrate the series’ 100th edition with a special introspective episode that reflects on how Town Hall faced th…
 
How do child and family detention camps and the SCOTUS upholding of the travel ban follow a broader historical arc? Join a conversation, punctuated with arts and creativity, where community leaders who are responding to recent changes in immigrant policy and law map out social movements for inclusivity and equality. Highlights will include Native s…
 
What is the role that libraries can play in imagining a future without prisons? Join an interactive community dialog featuring local leaders and national advocates on criminal justice reform to close out our year-long meditation on criminal justice. Our presenters include:•Patrisse Cullors (co-founder Black Lives Matter)•Luis Rodriguez (Los Angeles…
 
What is the role that libraries can play in imagining a future without prisons? Join an interactive community dialog featuring local leaders and national advocates on criminal justice reform to close out our year-long meditation on criminal justice. Our presenters include: • Patrisse Cullors (co-founder Black Lives Matter)• Luis Rodriguez (Los Ange…
 
In what ways can words reach across time and distance, to speak with the dead, the unborn, past selves, and future possibilities? How do poets engage in conversations that can animate and embody what is not yet or no longer here? In this episode, correspondent and Lyric World host Shin Yu Pai talks to poet Meredith Clark about her lyric book-length…
 
Sandy Hook Elementary. Las Vegas. Pulse nightclub. Virginia Tech. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Sometimes it seems as though time is measured by the distance between mass shootings. But how did we get here? In this week’s episode, correspondent Agueda Pacheco Flores talks with journalist Seamus McGraw about his book From a Taller Tower: The…
 
For hundreds of years, trees have lived side by side, evolving, perceiving one another, learning and adapting their behaviors, recognizing neighbors, and remembering the past. They compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication, eliciting warnings and mounting defenses. And at the center of it all are the Mother Trees, mysterious, power…
 
On January 1, 2014, Rwanda’s former head of external intelligence Patrick Karegeya was found murdered in the bed of his upscale Johannesburg, South Africa hotel room. His nephew David Batenga became concerned after it had been several days since anyone had heard from him, and demanded the hotel open the door, despite the “do not disturb” sign on th…
 
What would it look like if we vowed to protect 50 percent of the earth’s land by 2050? Award-winning author and veteran New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss believes it could be the key to saving millions of species and conserving the planet. Hiss talks with Senior Correspondent Steve Scher in this week’s episode to discuss Rescuing the Planet: Protec…
 
The Ballard Branch welcomes the 370th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required.Description: This month’s online presentation features Pamela Moore Dionne, Tamara Kaye Sellman, and Lauren Davis.Poet, writer and visual artist Pamela Moore Dionne’s work has appeared in a num…
 
Will pandemic, protest, economic instability, and social distance lead to deeper inequalities, more nationalism, and further erosion of democracies around the world? Or are we moving toward a global re-awakening to the importance of community, mutual support, and the natural world? The New Possible: Visions of Our World Beyond Crisis argues that th…
 
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will present a talk titled "Martin Luther King Jr and (African) American Leadership in the 21st Century." Dr. Dyson, an American Book Award recipient, and two-time NAACP Image Award winner is one of the nation's most influential and renowned public intellectuals. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African American…
 
Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by …
 
How does being othered in America impact our awareness of difference, and how does that lens affect our lived experience? In this episode of Lyric World, host Shin Yu Pai talks with poet Brian Komei Dempster, whose work explores this othered space both through a national and personal history of anti-Asian bigotry, and his own experiences as a paren…
 
This month’s online presentation features Loreen Lilyn Lee, Euphrates Moss Phrate, Lyn Coffin, and Glenda West.Loreen Lilyn Lee is a Seattle writer born and raised in pre-statehood Honolulu. She moved to Seattle in 1986, when computers were just being introduced into the workplace. Her debut book The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir won the 201…
 
In cities large and small across America, universities have become the dominant companies—and our cities their company towns. But Davarian L. Baldwin argues there is a cost to those who live in their shadow. In this week’s episode, Baldwin talks with Senior Correspondent Steve Scher about the ever-expanding campuses in America. Drawing upon his boo…
 
In this week’s episode, writer Maria Reva joins Senior Correspondent Steve Scher to discuss her bitingly funny, satirical collection of stories, Good Citizens Need Not Fear, which unites around a single crumbling apartment building in Ukraine where a bureaucratic glitch omits the entire building and its residents from municipal records. Together, t…
 
In 1965, a new act transformed the American immigration system by abolishing national quotas in favor of a seemingly egalitarian approach. But the intended effect and the actual result were worlds apart. In this week’s episode, historian Sarah R. Coleman talks with local journalist and correspondent Lilly Fowler about her book The Walls Within: The…
 
This month’s online presentation features Kait Heacock, Suzanne Edison and Alison Eckels.Kait Heacock is a book publicist, the Pacific Northwest editor for Joyland, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Mineral School artist’s residency. Her fiction has appeared in Esquire, Joyland, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Portland Review, Tin House, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.…
 
In 2016, Treaty tribes from across the Puget Sound region came together on March 9 to celebrate the first Billy Frank Jr. Day. The annual environmental day honors the work of Nisqually tribal member Billy Frank Jr., who was a lifelong environmental leader and treaty rights activist, especially tribal fishing rights. Now, JJ, Lailani, and Kayla—memb…
 
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents staged readings from "Stories for Boys," adapted and directed by Laura Ferri. Author Gregory Martin joins Ferri and cast for a post-performance discussion. -- Martin's quirky, heart-wrenching memoir looks at family secrets, truth and reconciliation, acceptance and forgiveness. As Martin struggles to come to terms …
 
What strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones, particularly for ordinary citizens on the ground? Researcher and peacebuilder Séverine Autesserre joins Senior Correspondent Steve Scher to share stories of ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations who are confronting violence in their communities effectively. She…
 
“Con Trâu Rừng Cuối Cùng Trên Đảo” là một tuyển tập gồm mười lăm bài viết đã phản ảnh và đi sâu vào các vấn đề như di sản Việt Nam, những trải nghiệm của người Mỹ gốc Việt, và sự đi tìm bản sắc của họ. Trong bối cảnh Seattle, King County và Việt Nam, tác gỉả đã trải rộng tình tự của mình, qua nhiề…
 
In the mid 2010s, the Ebola outbreak devastated West Africa, sending a message that diseases recognize no borders, political parties, or faiths. In this week’s episode, correspondent Kevin Kibet sits in conversation with poet and novelist Veronique Tadjo about her novel In the Company of Men, which presents a timely fable that illustrates the terri…
 
Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense!This week, get into the Halloween spirit with classic scary stories by Washington Irving and M.L. Hum…
 
In this week’s episode, correspondent and poet Shin Yu Pai shares another installment of Lyric World, now in its second year of programming. Lyric World engages poets in conversations about the concerns and themes that preoccupy their work. As part of Black History Month, Pai hosts poet and musician Gary Copeland Lilley in a dialogue about the crea…
 
Listen in to our 2016 Seattle Reads - Main Event, as Book-It Repertory Theatre presents staged readings from “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.” Karen Joy Fowler joins adapter, director, and cast for a post-performance discussion. -- Fowler’s smart, funny, heartbreaking novel is about a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way exce…
 
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