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:: April Readings, Talks & Signings at Elliott Bay Book Company 2014 ::

An average of ten times a week we are proud to present contemporary authors in the intimate yet casual setting of our reading room, a book-lined room that accommodates a pleasantly sized audience. These are generally free or with nominal charge. Tickets for designated events are available two weeks in advance of the event on a first come, first served basis. Questions and signings often follow these readings.

In addition to here online, a printed monthly schedule of events is available free in the store. You may also sign up to receive our Monthly Events e-blast or arrange have our printed schedule mailed to you for a $5 annual fee—just contact the store to start your subscription today. Please check back on our website (or call us) for updated information about changes and additions to our readings calendar. Further information about the books and authors appearing in our readings series (and other book related information, including reviews, film clips, links to blog posts and more) may be found on our Facebook page and on Twitter at @ElliottBayBooks and on our Elliott Bay Book Company Pinterest page.

 

ELLIOTT BAY FICTION BOOK GROUP

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Tuesday, April 1st at 6:30 PM 

 

An Evening with GARRISON KEILLOR

O, What a Luxury

Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM

at Benaroya Hall

TICKETED EVENT 

 

JENNY BOWEN

Wish You Happy Forever

Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

JOSÉ ALANIZ

Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM 

 

JOE DOBROW

Natural Prophets

Thursday, April 3rd at  5:30 PM

at Impact HUB Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

KELLI RUSSELL AGODON & MARTHA SILANO

Hourglass Museum &Reckless Lovely  

Friday, April 4th at 7:00 PM 

POETRY EVENT 

 

SVEN BIRKERTS

Word Works: Writers on Writing

Friday, April 4th at 7:00 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

AUSTIN KLEON

Show Your Work!

Friday, April 4th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas

MOLLY AITKEN

Love, Loss, and LongingLecture Series

Saturday, April 5th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum - Stimson Auditorium

TICKETED EVENT 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 AM 

KID'S EVENT 

 

BLAIR STOCKER

Wise Craft

Saturday, April 5th at 2:00 PM 

 

KIM DOWER & KATE GALE

Slice of Moon & The Goldilocks Zone 

Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 PM 

POETRY EVENT 

 

SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS COLLECTIVE First Look Series

Sunday, April 6th at 6:00 PM

$5 Suggested Donation 

 

GABRIELLE ZEVIN

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Monday, April 7th at 7:00 PM 

 

JEN MARLOWE & KIMBERLY LA’SHAWN DAVIS

I am Troy Davis

Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 PM

at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church 

 

ELLIOTT BAY GLOBAL ISSUES & ETHICS BOOK GROUP

A Short History of Migration

Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 PM 

 

MICHAEL RUHLMAN

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient 

Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 PM 

PETE NELSON

Be in a Treehouse

Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM

 

JARED DIAMOND

The Third Chimpanzee for Young People

Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 PM

at Kane Hall - University of Washington 

TICKETED EVENT 

 

KEVIN YOUNG

Book of Hours

Friday, April 11th at 7:30 PM

at Richard Hugo House 

Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas

MICHIKO SUZUKI

Love, Loss, and LongingLecture Series

Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 AM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum - Stimson Auditorium

TICKETED EVENT 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 AM 

KID'S EVENT

 

ARTIST TRUST 2014 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR WRITERS : FINAL PRESENTATIONS

Saturday, April 12th

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

 

LORRIE MOORE

Bark

Saturday, April 12th at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Public Central Library 

 

EMMA DONOGHUE

Frog Music

Saturday, April 12th at 7:00 PM 

 

KIM STAFFORD on WILLIAM STAFFORD

Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 PM

POETRY EVENT 

 

HOLLY J. HUGHES & TIM McNULTY

Sailing by Ravens &Ascendance

Monday, April 14th at 7:00 PM

POETRY EVENT 

 

MOLLY CLARK HILLARD

Spellbound: The Fairy Tale and the Victorians

Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM 

 

SPECULATIONS: ELLIOTT BAY SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOK GROUP

Ancillary Justice

Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 PM 

 

FRANCESCA MARCIANO

The Other Language

Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM 

 

ROGER ROFFMAN

Marijuana Nation

Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 PM 

 

JACK HART

Skookum Summer

Friday, April 18th at 7:00 PM 

 

CHILDREN'S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

SUSAN RICH & LAURA NEUMAN

Cloud Pharmacy & Stop the Ocean

Saturday, April 19th at 7:00 PM

POETRY EVENT 

 

JAKE ROSENFELD

What Unions No Longer Do

Monday, April 21st at 6:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

BARBARA EHRENREICH

Living with a Wild God

Monday, April 21st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

HEDRICK SMITH

Who Stole the American Dream?

Monday, April 21st at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

JAMIE FORD & MARIA SEMPLE for World Book Night USA Kickoff Event

Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM 

 

WORLD BOOK NIGHT USA

Wednesday, April 23rd 

 

826 Seattle presents DAVE EGGERS & MARIA SEMPLE

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

RAMACHANDRA GUHA

Gandhi Before India

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM

at Seattle Asian Art Museum - Stimson Auditorium 

 

NELL LAKE

The Caregivers 

Wednesday, April 23rd

1:30 PM at Horizon House

&

7:00 PM at Elliott Bay Book Company 

 

 

TOM SPANBAUER

I Loved You More

Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 PM 

 

ANGIE CHUANG

The Four Words for Home

Friday, April 25th at 7:00 PM 

 

HUGO LITERARY SERIES with NICK FLYNN, RICK BASS, JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET, & STELLA HAZESome Like It Hot

Friday, April 25th at 7:30 PM

at Richard Hugo House

TICKETED EVENT 

 

 

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 AM

KID'S EVENT 

 

SEATTLE READS For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey with Inaugural Poet RICHARD BLANCO

Saturday, April 26th - Tuesday, April 29th

at various Seattle Public Library branches 

 

ANNIE MARIE MUSSELMAN

Finding Trust

Saturday, April 26th at 5:00 PM 

 

HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN

A Man Called Destruction

Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 PM 

 

CHRISTOPHER MOORE

The Serpent of Venice

Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 PM 

 

NICK BANTOCK

The Trickster's Hat

Monday, April 28th at 7:00 PM 

 

PATRICK ALLITT

A Climate of Crisis

Monday, April 28th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

ANNETTE LU (LU HSIU-LIEN)

My Fight for a New Taiwan

Monday, April 28th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT 

 

JO BECKER

Forcing the Spring

Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM 

 

DOUG FINE

Hemp Bound

Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30 PM

at Town Hall Seattle

TICKETED EVENT