« Saturday June 19, 2010 »
Start: 11:00 am
Join us for this fun hour of readings from picture and storybooks ... Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!  
Start: 2:00 pm
Well along we are in Season Two of Seattle Sounders FC—and entering into World Cup time, as well. Richard Morrison and Chad Mack have done an admirable job of documenting the extraordinary year that was the Sounders' debut in their newly published book, Seattle Sounders FC Season One (Sasquatch). This chronicles the upstart expansion team that quickly became the jewel of MLS, especially with its rabid fan and community support. This should be fun.
Start: 7:00 pm
Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. Award-winning Seattle poet Susan Rich, who has read at Elliott Bay for each of her first two books—The Cartographer's Tongue/Poems of the World and Cures Include Travel—is here tonight with her newest collection, The Alchemist's Kitchen (White Pine Press). "This is art in the light of conscience, as Marina Tsvetaeva has written, voicing the sufferings of Somalia, Sarajevo, and Srbrenica, history and its black ash of question marks yet it is also an art of praise. From The Alchemist's Kitchen spills an abundance of the world's fruits, herbs and pastries, gestures of hospitality and regard, for Susan Rich is a poet who writes in the midst of things, and out of a searing awareness of loss and obliviousness to loss, desire and its absence, what it means to be spiritually awake, to behold human life in all its possibility, pathos and transcience and yet say yes." - Carolyn Forché.
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