Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the Library's authors & events podcast or by downloading one of the audio programs listed below. Our archive goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands of podcasts of memorable Library events.
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Come From Away: A Journey from Gander to Broadway
The Seattle Public Library and the 5th Avenue Theatre welcome you to a panel discussion, with local artists and community leaders, on the hit Broadway musical Come From Away.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 24.34MB] [Play time: 0 hr 53 min]
Jennifer Baker & Dennis Norris II With Anastacia-Renee & Jessica Rycheal
Join us for an evening of readings and conversation celebrating local and national writers of color, in context of the publication of "Everyday People," a new collection of contemporary short fiction.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 26.44MB] [Play time: 0 hr 57 min]
Nicole Chung And Ijeoma Oluo Discuss 'All You Can Ever Know'
What does it mean to lose your roots and what happens when you look for them? Nicole Chung talks about her search for her birth family and personal identity. Nicole will appear in conversation with Ijeoma Oluo.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 29.82MB] [Play time: 1 hr 05 min]
Arjun Singh Sethi discusses 'American Hate'
Join us to hear Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, discuss the stories of individuals affected by hate. Stay for a panel discussion with Sethi, Matt Remle, Soya & Aneelah Afzali.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 31.09MB] [Play time: 1 hr 07 min]
Join us for the book launch of "JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of NO-NO BOY" -- on the 95th anniversary of his birth, and at the library where he once worked as a reference librarian.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 38.86MB] [Play time: 1 hr 24 min]
Nguyễn Công Khanh Thảo Luận Về 'Con Trâu Rừng Cuối Cùng Trên Đảo'
Nhà văn Seattle Nguyễn Công Khanh sẽ đọc và thảo luận về tác phẩm của ông, “Con Trâu Rừng Cuối Cùng Trên Đảo.” Recorded on Sept. 16, 2018.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 51.56MB] [Play time: 1 hr 52 min]