upcoming events

  • Jesse Hagopian

    Garfield High School teacher and Black Student Union adviser Jesse Hagopian is one of the most impassioned, articulate, and active teachers currently speaking and writing anywhere about standardized testing as faulty gauges of what educating really takes place – and the pressures that come with …

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  • Shelly Oria with Kristen Millares Young

    Shelly Oria reads from her debut collection of short stories, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Together these stories explore the tension between an anonymous, globalized world and an irrepressible lust for connection. “Trying to figure out what an Israeli is, who an Israeli is …

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  • Terry Martin and Elissa Ball

    Two Yakima poets, both published by Blue Begonia Press, travel to Seattle to read from recently published collections today. Central Washington University Press Professor Terry Martin reads from her new collection, The Light You Find. “’I've come to let the river work on me," writes Terry Martin.…

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  • John Marzluff

    Please join us for an enjoyable and informative talk by John Marzluff, Avian Social Ecologist and University of Washington Professor of Wildlife Science, who will speak about his ongoing research and fieldwork following the lives of thousands of tagged birds in cities and surrounding areas. His book,…

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  • Robbie Rogers

    By the time this evening takes place, the outcome of the Seattle Sounders FC – LA Galaxy playoff round and the Major League Soccer title itself will have been resolved. Fingers crossed that these go the ‘right’ way. Whatever happens with LA, star Galaxy defensive back Robbie Rogers will be …

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  • Amin Ghaziani

    How does greater political and societal acceptance of gays and lesbians alter traditional gay neighborhoods—or gayborhoods—such as San Francisco’s Castro District and Seattle’s Capitol Hill? While economic forces and gentrification play a role as well, Amin Ghaziani, author of There Goes the…

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  • Lawrence Matsuda and Roger Shimomura

    Tonight we welcome poet Lawrence Matsuda and painter Roger Shimomura, two artists with deep Seattle roots. Lawrence Matsuda will read selections from his second poetry collection, Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner: Poetry & Artwork Inspired by Japanese American Experiences (CreateSpace), which was …

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  • Kseniya Melnik

    One of 2014’s most acclaimed fiction debuts has been that of Kseniya Melnik with her fabulous book of stories, Snow in May (Henry Holt). A writer who was born in Magadan, in northeastern Russia, moving to Alaska with her family at age fifteen, and presently lives and teaches in El Paso, we are …

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