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    Poetry for Life: Celebrate World Poetry Day

    Celebrate World Poetry Day with an evening of poetry in Spanish and English. Civic Poet Shin Yu Pai co-curates a night of Seattle’s Spanish language poets with La Sala and Seattle Escribe for World Poetry Day. Readers will include Raul Sanchez, Claudia Castro Luna, and Juan Carlos Reyes.

    icon  View Video (01:14:17) | Posted July 2023

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    Steph Jagger and Brianna Madia: In Conversation

    Local memoirist Steph Jagger celebrates the paperback release of "Everything Left to Remember" with fellow memoirist of the open road, Brianna Madia, who joins with the paperback release of "Nowhere for Very Long".

    icon  View Video (01:03:05) | Posted June 2023

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    Rena Priest and Guests: “I Sing the Salmon Home”

    Celebrate the release of the poetry collection “I Sing the Salmon Home,” edited by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest with contributors from the book.

    icon  View Video (01:05:21) | Posted June 2023

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    Accessible Hiking for All Disabilities, with Syren Nagakyrie

    An interview with Syren Nagakyrie, author of "The Disabled Hiker's Guide to Western Washington and Oregon" and founder of the organization "Disabled Hikers." Syren shares about how they came to write the Disabled Hikers Guide -- the first book of its kind to include detailed trail guides, rating trail difficulty, and accessibility specifically helpful for disabled people. In addition to the book, Syren's organization advocates for improving trail accessibility with parks and recreation professionals through education and outreach.

    icon  View Video (00:19:41) | Posted May 2023

  • Bonnie Garmus and Nancy Pearl in conversation for "Lessons in Chemistry"

    Bonnie Garmus discusses her debut novel "Lessons in Chemistry"; a critically-acclaimed national bestseller, with Nancy Pearl.

    icon  Listen to Audio (01:09:51) | View transcription (pdf) | Posted February 2023

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    Jack Straw Writers' Annual Showcase 2022

    Join us to hear new work from members of the Jack Straw Writing Program, curated by Michael Schmeltzer.

    icon  View Video (01:28:37) | Posted December 2022

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    Megan Asaka Discusses “Seattle From The Margins”

    Join us for a discussion of the new book “Seattle from the Margins” with author Megan Asaka, in conversation with Seattle Times columnist Naomi Ishisaka. Recorded at the Central library on December 3, 2022.

    icon  Listen to Audio (00:59:18) | View transcription (pdf) | Posted December 2022

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    Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Discusses 'The Future Is Disabled'

    Join us to celebrate the release of disability justice advocate Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s new book, 'The Future is Disabled.'

    icon  View Video (01:08:30) | Posted November 2022

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    Chef Sean Sherman: 'The Revolution Of Indigenous Foods Of North America'

    Chef Sean Sherman shares his journey of discovering, reviving and reimagining Native cuisine. Recorded at the Central library on November 4, 2022.

    icon  Listen to Audio (01:34:19) | View transcription (pdf) | Posted November 2022

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    A Celebration of Alice Wong's "Year of the Tiger"

    Join us to celebrate the publication of disability rights activist Alice Wong’s new memoir. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elsa Sjunneson celebrate the release of “Year of the Tiger” on Alice Wong’s behalf.

    icon  View Video (01:06:31) | Posted October 2022