The Seattle Public Library - Author Readings and L

The Seattle Public Library - Author Readings and L

Housing Is a Human Right: Community Ownership

Listen to a panel discussion with local and national leaders working to build out a vision for community control that...

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Clay Jenkinson portrays Meriwether Lewis

Jenkinson appears in costume and character as Meriwether Lewis, commander of the Corps of Discovery, who with his...

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Paid Parental Leave - Panel Discussion

Listen to a panel discussion and learn about the paid family leave policy that will be considered by state...

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Tim Wu reads and discusses 'The Attention Merchants'

The author who coined the phrase “net neutrality” takes a revelatory look at the rise of “attention harvesting” and...

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Clay Jenkinson portrays Theodore Roosevelt

Jenkinson appears in costume and character as Theodore Roosevelt, who served seven years, 171 days as the 26th...

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Michael Chabon reads from 'Moonglow'

Listen to Michael Chabon as he discusses his new novel with Nancy Pearl. “Moonglow” unfolds as a deathbed confession....

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Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna reads from 'This City'

Listen as Seattle’s First Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, reads from "This City," her chapbook of poems published by...

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2016 Jack Straw Writers Program

Listen to readings from the writers who were selected for the prestigious Jack Straw Writers Program. This reading...

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Ha Jin reads and discusses ‘The Boat Rocker’

Listen as award-winning author Ha Jin, discusses his newest novel, 'The Boat Rocker' a darkly funny story of...

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A Historical Perspective on Homelessness in Seattle

What did local homeless encampments look like 80 years ago? How did homelessness become a state of emergency in...

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Lessons from World War II: Enduring Legacies of Japanese American Incarceration

Listen to a panel of scholars in Japanese American history as they discuss racial profiling during World War II and...

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Arlie Russell Hochschild reads from ‘Strangers in Their Own Land'

Influential sociologist and author (“The Second Shift” and “The Outsourced Self”) Arlie Hochschild takes readers on a...

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Film Discussion - “Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell”

A recent documentary follows the journey of a mother who experienced homelessness as a teen. Listen to a Question and...

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7th Congressional District General Election Debate

Listen to a debate where citizens help set the agenda. This year the residents of the 7th Congressional District will...

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Kim Stafford reads from ‘Having Everything Right’

Listen as we present a celebration of the 30th anniversary edition of Kim Stafford’s critically acclaimed Pacific...

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Luvvie Ajayi and Lindy West

A don’t miss event with two of the most insightful, funny, feminist voices writing today. Lucky for us, both have...

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James Gleick reads from ‘Time Travel’

Listen to an exploration of time travel ‘s subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its...

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The Legacy of Mary Ellen Mark - an Art History Talk

Photographic Center Northwest executive director Michelle Dunn Marsh reflects on the documentary photography of Mary...

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"Raising Mixed Race": An Evening with Sharon H. Chang

Listen to a discussion with Sharon H. Chang. Drawn from extensive research and interviews with sixty-eight parents of...

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Stacy Schiff reads from "The Witches: Salem, 1692"

The author of “Cleopatra” and “Véra” unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an...

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