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Sam Hamill

Tues Sept 2 at 7 pm.

Hamill is a famous poet, so far as the words "famous" and "poet" can be used together. His newest collection is titled Habitation. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Michael Pitre

Wed Sept 3 at 7 pm.

The title of Pitre's novel Fives and Twenty-Fives has to do with the military procedure that unfolds when you suspect you're approaching a roadside bomb. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Tom Cho

Sat Sept 6 at 7 pm.

The author of Look Who's Morphing will appear with excellent local talents Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Chad Goller-Soujourner. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Ann Hedrin

Sun Sept 7 at 3 pm.

The author describes Her Beautiful Brain as "a story for the sandwich generation." It's a memoir about a mother's early-onset Alzheimer's and how it affects an entire family. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Elissa Washuta

Mon Sept 8 at 7 pm.

Washuta is the local author of the memoir My Body is a Book of Rules. Tonight, she'll be reading with local authors Suzanne Morrison and Claire Dederer. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Richard Flanagan

Tues Sept 9 at 7 pm.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a novel about prisoners of war who were forced to work on a railroad in Burma. The title comes from a work by Basho. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Justin Taylor

Thurs Sept 11 at 7 pm.

Taylor is the author of a short story collection titled Flings. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Peter May

Fri Sept 12 at 7 pm.

Lewis Man is a book in May's Scottish mystery series. Free.

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Becky Selengut

Sat Sept 13 at 2 pm.

Shroom is a new book about cooking with mushrooms. The title suggests that it's about the type of mushrooms that cook you, if you catch my drift. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Joe Guppy

Sat Sept 13 at 7 pm.

Guppy describes My Fluorescent God as "a vivid picture of my experience of psychotic panic, paranoia, and depression, which became the avenue for profound psychological and spiritual growth." He took a lot of medication but attributes his current mental health to the "talking cure." Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Joannie Stangeland, Kathryn Rantala

Sun Sept 14 at 3 pm.

Stangeland is the author of In Both Hands and Rantala is the author of The Finnish Orchestra.

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1521 10th Ave

Matthew Thomas

Tues Sept 16 at 7 pm.

We Are Not Ourselves is a novel that follows an Irish family for generations. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Daniel Kehlmann

Wed Sept 17 at 7 pm.

Kehlmann is a very popular German/Austrian author. It looks as though his novel F—yes, just the letter—is being translated into English. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Betsy Leondar-Wright

Fri Sept 19 at 7 pm.

Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Groups is billed as "the first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures." Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Juliana Birnbaum

Sun Sept 21 at 3 pm.

Sustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide is a book title that should win an award for its specificity. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Sarah Waters

Tues Sept 23 at 7 pm.

Waters is a novelist with a huge and ardent fan base. She's written some excellent books, including Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet. Her newest one is The Paying Guests. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Brian Hart

Fri Sept 26 at 7 pm.

The Bully of Order is a novel about a logging town in Washington State at the turn of the last century, when terms like "lawless" applied. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Naja Marie Aidt

Sat Sept 27 at 7 pm.

Baboon is the new collection of short stories from the Danish author and poet. Free.

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1521 10th Ave

Laurel Keith

Sun Sept 28 at 7 pm.

Keith is the child of the late wilderness writer Sam Keith. She's presenting a new book by her father about his friendship with Dick Proenneke, who figured into a couple of his other books. Free.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave

Reykjavík Writing Jam

Fri Oct 10 at 7 pm.

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An Icelandic author named Bragi Ólafsson and Seattle author Karen Finneyfrock will each read a story featuring a character created by the other author. Seattle's Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) will encourage attendees to create zines based on the work presented at this reading. Sounds like fun to me, but I'm a big fan of Iceland, Finneyfrock, and zines. free.

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