February Flowering. It does start happening—the green and then the bright colored shoots that herald what's to come. Among those to come in February: AYANA MATHIS, Feb. 1 at the Northwest African American Museum (see listing above); RACHEL ROSE & Friends, Feb. 2; MARGE MANWARING & DEREK SHEFFIELD, Feb. 3; SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS COLLECTIVE, Feb. 3 at 6; KRISTIN LIEFF, Feb. 4; THOMAS HOLLIDAY, Feb. 5; COLLEEN J. McELROY, Feb. 5 at Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Central Library; TOM FELS, Feb. 6; SUSAN JACKSON RODGERS, WENDY WILLIS, & JASON SKIPPER, Feb. 8; CARVER GAYTON, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Central Library; RACHEL POLIQUIN, Feb. 9; TARA CONKLIN, Feb. 13; AL GORE, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church, presented by SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES (see note above); DINA NAYERI, Feb. 15; ANAND YANG, Saturday University at Seattle Asian Art Museum, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m.; CARL HONORE, Feb. 16; JOHN WOOD, Feb. 19 at Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Central Library; GARRY WILLS with REBECCA BROWN, Feb. 20 at Seattle First Baptist Church; RON CURRIE, JR., Feb. 21; KAREN FINNEYFROCK, Feb. 22 at Hugo House; TANSEN SEN, Saturday University at Seattle Asian Art Museum, Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m.; MADELINE ALBRIGHT, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle (co-presented with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle CityClub); NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS ALLIANCE group reading, Feb. 23; GRETEL EHRLICH, Feb. 25; MANIL SURI, Feb. 26; SARU JAYAMARAN, Feb. 27; PAUL MULDOON, Feb. 28 at Town Hall Seattle. All of the above are subject to change, and others will be added as well. Plus Children's Storytimes and hosted Elliott Bay Book Groups, too. Please check back on our website at the end of January and/or see our February 2013 newsletter for more current and detailed information forthcoming. Thanks.