In 1998, the Indigenous people of Great Bear Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories, having discovered that uranium ore mined from their land was used in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, sent a delegation to Hiroshima to apologize to the survivors. Julie Salverson, a long time arts organizer and associate professor at Ontario’s Queen’s University, tells this story in her book, Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir (Wolsak & Wynn), as part of a larger narrative about trauma, displacement, and reconciliation during an era in which the consequences of nuclear war (and of accidents such as in Fukishima) endure. Reading with Julie Salverson this afternoon is Bainbridge writer, Kathleen Alcalá, whose most recent book, The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island, was published by the University of Washington Press.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122