July 2018

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07/01/2018 - 3:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Christopher J. Preston
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
A professor of philosophy at the University of Montana, Christopher Preston is over from Missoula to discuss his recent book, The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World (MIT Press). “Preston's thorough and engaging exploration of the many ways that our species has learned to control the natural world, from manipulating molecules to reorganizing ecosystems to controlling the climate, provides a compelling argument in favor of renaming the present epoch the Synthetic Age. The book is a fascinating combination of history, science, and ethics that asks us to consider what we value most in nature and in our own humanity.” - Beth Shapiro. “The Synthetic Age is a powerful exposé of our ability to play nature and outperform evolution. This well-written and accessible book reminds us that humanity must accompany its ever-expanding technical prowess with a greater sense of responsibility of planetary proportions.” - Calestous Juma.
 

07/02/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Chelsea Hodson with Christopher Frizzelle
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
New York-based writer Chelsea Hodson has had work in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Frieze, The Lifted Brow, and Black Warrior Review. Various of these essays and others have now come to book form in her new book, Tonight I’m Someone Else (Henry Holt and Company). Tonight, her ‘I’ will be onstage with the ‘someone else’ that is Christopher Frizzelle of The Stranger.   "Chelsea Hodson tests herself against her desires, grapples with their consequences, and presents a surgically precise account of what they were to her. These essays are bewitching—despite their discipline and rigor, you can smell the blood." —Sarah Manguso. "Reading Hodson's work feels risky; it's breathtaking, both in its inherent exhilaration and also, often, because it's funny. . .But it also makes you feel connected to things, as if you are forging new relationships to the things and people in the world around you, uncovering new understandings about permanence, about intuition, about love and sex and lies and secrets and truth, about life." — Nylon.
 

07/03/2018 - 6:30pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Elliott Bay Book Group
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
All who wish to convene in this informally-set, ongoing reading group dedicated to both fiction and non-fiction are welcome to do so. This month’s selection is Alfred Lansing's saga, Endurance (Basic Books).   learn more  
 

07/03/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Catherine Bresner & Friends
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Catherine Bresner reads with poet friends this evening in order to celebrate  her debut poetry collection, the empty season (Diode Editions). “Catherine Bresner brings a freshly savvy vision to the conditions of modern life—to our broken intimacies with others, to our alienation from our own best selves, and to our impaired commitments to civic wholeness. Dark in its whimsy and subversive in its truth-telling, the empty season is full of a kind of Baudelairean spleen, bitter and exuberant at the same time.” — Rick Barot.   Catherine Bresner’s poetry has appeared in Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. She has worked as the coordinating editor for The Seattle Review and is the managing editor for BOAAT Press and the associate production editor for Kirkus Reviews. Joining her tonight are Seattle poets EJ Koh, Sarah Galvin, Quenton Baker and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.
 
 
 
 

07/07/2018 - 11:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Our weekly Children’s Storytimes commence for July with this reading from picture and storybook favorites out of our children’s section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children’s section...and let the stories begin! Please join us!
 
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07/08/2018 - 3:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Joe Ponepinto & Connie Hampton Connally
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Two alums of the Whidbey Island Writers/Northwest Institute of Literary Arts MFA program read from recently published work tonight. Joe Ponepinto, the founding publisher and fiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, a nationally-recognized literary journal, reads from his novel, Mr Neutron (7.13 Books), a genre-bending novel which speaks to the unpredictable nature of American politics. Connie Hampton Connally reads from her novel, The Songs We Hide (Coffeetown), a novel set in postwar Budapest. “Enriching and evocative, Connie Hampton Connally’s historical The Songs We Hide is about the redemptive potency of beauty, love and music . . . [It] resounds with grace and poignancy.”  –Foreword Reviews.
 

07/09/2018 - 7:00pm

Northwest African American Museum
Nell Painter
Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144
We are delighted to be hosting, along with our friends at the Northwest African American Museum, this evening with one of the most distinguished scholars of U.S. history in our times - albeit with a very different book. Nell Painter, the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita at Princeton University, the author of such works as Standing at Armageddon, Sojourner Truth, and The History of White People, took herself back to school upon retirement from teaching. In this case, it was art school at age 64, the whole nine yards of it, MFA and everything. This is beautifully recounted in her new book, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over (Counterpoint Press). “Nell Painter’s masterful, disarmingly witty, and profound book Old in Art School will change your perspective about what is possible in the full arc of a life. Her probing book about [her] art school journey, as sage as it is humorous, revels in the untold magic of exploring how beginnings can happen at all stages of the journey. This book is indispensable nourishment for the creative soul.” —Sarah Lewis. “Reading Nell Painter’s Old in Art School gave me immense pleasure. Memoirs by black women artists are extremely rare, and this one is so beautifully written, so perfectly formed in terms of its storytelling trajectory, with so many delectable details about art techniques and subject matter, the relationship of the work to her previous projects as a celebrated historian, and her life struggles as the daughter of once-perfect parents, now aged and with health difficulties. Old in Art School seems both definitive and unforgettable. The idea that this brilliant woman would move from a field in which her accomplishments are regarded as superlative to one in which she is constantly plagued by self-doubt and the shortcomings of her ‘twentieth-century eyes’ alone makes it worth the price of admission.” —Michele Wallace. Free admission. Co-presented with the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM.
 

07/09/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Paul French
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Shanghai in the 1930s was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made--and lost. Paul French’s City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai (Picador) tells the story of two American outlaws, Lucky Jack Riley and Dapper Joe Farren, powerful men who ruled the slots, casinos and the nightclubs within the Shanghai Badlands for a time both before and during the Japanese Occupation. "With the narrative rhythm of classic noir and the polyglot slang of 1930s Shanghai, French, winner of an Edgar and a Gold Dagger for his true-crime best-seller Midnight in Peking (2012), tells a fast-paced, page-turning yarn about the rise and fall of two of the city's crime kings.... This gripping history is interspersed with gossip-rag excerpts and swirling rumors as the tension mounts, Shanghai's complicated international politics intensify, and the war begins." --Booklist
 

07/09/2018 - 7:00pm

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Mona Hanna-Attisha with Nick Licata
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144
Five years ago, Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha probably thought she had her hands plenty full as a teaching doctor, doing much to bring good health care to a city hard-hit by economic decline and neglect from several points of authority, and to live life as part of a strong extended family. When a change in delivery of Flint’s drinking water for political expediency’s sake (those in power’s sake), resulted in the presence of lead in Flint’s water, Dr. Hanna-Attisha took serious note, given the damage lead does especially to infants, but to all humans. She engaged others, and ultimately helped instigate the uncovering of this disaster, and to help rectify the situation, against considerable odds. Almost as remarkable as what all she has done, is that she has now written a compelling, eloquent book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City (One World).   “Beautifully written, What the Eyes Don’t See captures all that is wrong and right in America at this moment. This child of Iraqi immigrants is a true American hero, who told truth to power and galvanized a nation. Everyone who cares about the past and the future of the United States has to read her amazing, heartwarming, and inspiring story.”—Gerald Markowitz. “The Iraqi American pediatrician who helped expose the Flint water crisis lays bare the bureaucratic bunk and flat-out injustice at the heart of the environmental disgrace—revealing, with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller, ‘the story of a government poisoning its own citizens, and then lying about it.’”—O: The Oprah Magazine. Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha will appear in conversation with Nick Licata, who served five terms on Seattle's City Council. Free admission. Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY and LANGSTON.
 

07/10/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Jonathan White
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
From his home base in the San Juan Islands, Jonathan White has long been engaged with the waters around us. Founder of the Resource Institute, which mostly ran seminars afloat, he ranges far and wide for his award-winning book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean (Trinity University Press). A book many years in the making, this is a global study of tides, their many affects and powers, their part in things of the past, and what they - and rising sea levels - portend for the future. “Anyone inclined to take the movement of the tides for granted will think twice after reading this wide-ranging study from a conservationist and avid sailor... White’s heightened awareness of the planet’s “cosmic beat” is bound to make readers more sensitive to the mysteries of what might otherwise seem commonplace.”  — Kirkus Reviews. Co-presented with NORTHWEST SCIENCE WRITERS.
 

07/11/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Daryl Gregory with Nancy Kress & Django Wexler
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We’re glad to welcome Daryl Gregory, the author of many novels for adults and for young readers, and a recent transplant to Seattle to our stage tonight. He’ll read from Spoonbenders, which was both a Nebula finalist and one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year in 2017. Now out in a new paperback edition from Vintage, Spoonbenders, has received much praise and admiration. “Here, a savory mix of disparate ingredients are blended into a perfectly delicious dish of a novel. Stir in psychic powers and family drama, throw in the essence of a 1980s coming-of-age film, with a sprinkling of heist plot and mob action. The voices of the Telemachus family are compelling, whether following Matty and his awakening powers; his mother, Irene, through the difficulties of loving people when she knows their every lie; or Buddy, who is lost in precognitive visions...Come for the magic, the family relationships, or the mysteries of the Telemachuses themselves. Readers won't be able to put down this compelling literary fantasy.”-Library Journal.   Two Seattle authors join Daryl Gregory tonight. Nancy Kress, author most recently of the Yesterday’s Kin trilogy, which begins with Tomorrow’s Kin and If Tomorrow Comes (Tor) and Django Wexler, author of the Shadow Campaigns series, which began with The Thousand Names (Ace) and continued most recently with a fifth book, The Infernal Battalion.
 

07/12/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Jack Straw Group Reading
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Each year twelve writers/writing teams are selected by a curator (this year, Daemond Arrindell) for Jack Straw Writers, a program featuring voice and presentation training, in-studio interviews, public readings, a published anthology, and podcasts. Live readings are recorded, and selected portions are produced for podcasts and radio broadcast. To date, the Jack Straw Writers Program has included more than 200 Pacific Northwest writers who represent a diverse range of literary genres and tonight you’ll meet a selection of this year’s writers. Kamari Bright, Corbin Louis, Sarah Maria Medina, and Dujie Tahat will read new work created through their residency and Claudia Castro Luna will serve as M.C.
 

07/13/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
With her debut novella, McGlue; her first novel, Eileen; and then her first book of stories, Homesick for Another World, Ottessa Moshfegh has been charting an ambitious, audacious course, garnering a rabid readership and critical praise along the way. She is here tonight with her much anticipated new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Penguin Press), which, by early accounts, is up to the mark she’s set, and then some.   “Moshfegh has a keen sense of everyday absurdities, a deadpan delivery, and such a well-honed sense of irony that the narrator’s predicament never feels tragic; this may be the finest existential novel not written by a French author. . . . A nervy modern-day rebellion tale that isn’t afraid to get dark or find humor in the darkness.” — Kirkus Reviews. “The latest from Booker finalist Moshfegh is a captivating and disquieting novel about a woman's quest to sleep for a year. The unnamed narrator is in her 20s, lives alone on the Upper East Side, has plenty of money from her inheritance, and decides to hibernate with chemical assistance in the year 2000 in order to "drown out her thoughts" and avoid the world, since she "hate[s] everyone and everything … it [the novel] showcases Moshfegh's signature mix of provocation and dark humor. Following the narrator's dire trajectory is challenging but undeniably fascinating, likely to incite strong reactions and much discussion among readers. - Publishers Weekly.
 

07/14/2018 - 11:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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!  
 

07/14/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Thor Hanson
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Our second author of the week to be down this way from the San Juan Islands (following Jonathan White), Thor Hanson makes this welcome Elliott Bay return for his newest work of natural study, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees (Basic Books). "As he did for feathers and seeds, Thor Hanson has written a wonderfully engaging work of natural history that will delight readers with its elegant prose, surprising stories, and deep humanity. Bees, so important to life on earth, are fortunate to have someone as passionate and knowledgeable as Hanson tell the tale of their evolutionary past, turbulent present, and precarious future. After reading Buzz, you will look at bees with a profound mixture of awe and gratitude."—Eric Jay Dolin. "Thor Hanson is a gifted storyteller and naturalist. In Buzz, he takes us along on a wondrous, action-packed journey to discover the secret lives of bees, flowers, and the unconventional men and women who study them. This book really is the buzz about bees, and it's destined to become a natural history classic." —Stephen Buchmann. Thor Hanson’s previous books are The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers.
 
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07/16/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Rachel Z. Arndt with Spencer Mestel
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Rachel Z. Arndt’s essays collection, Beyond Measure (Sarabande) is an exploration of the rituals, routines, metrics and expectations through which we attempt to quantify and ascribe value to our lives. What does being habitually early or late say about one’s character? How many sleep studies does it take to prove a case of narcolepsy? With mordant humor and penetrating intellect, she casts her gaze beyond event-driven narratives to the machinery underlying them: judo competitions measured in weigh-ins and wait times; the significance of the elliptical's stationary churn; the standardized height of kitchen countertops; the rote scripts of dating apps; the stupefying sameness of the daily commute. "Rachel Arndt’s collection demonstrates beautifully the marvelous ability of the personal essay to carve out of the ordinary events of everyday life a piece of shaped experience." –Vivian Gornick, author of The Odd Woman and the City. Rachel Z. Arndt will appear in conversation with journalist Spenser Mestel, resident blogger for Crossfit Virtuosity.
 

07/17/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Cancelled - Kathleen Belew
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
This event has been cancelled University of Chicago scholar Kathleen Belew ranges back nearly fifty years for the roots of today’s Alt-Right activities - tracing from the what was sensed as betrayal with the Vietnam War to where white supremacy sympathies had to go in the wake of seeming political progress for people of color and on through such actions as Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City in her recent book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard University Press). “This is a work of fierce intelligence. In a breathtaking and wholly convincing manner, Belew shows how white power activists used their view of the Vietnam War to advance every element of their reactionary agenda and to justify domestic terrorism. A book of signal importance and urgency, it provides a haunting vantage point on contemporary American political culture.”—Nancy MacLean “Fascinating… Belew connects seemingly disparate events like the killings at Greensboro, the persecution of Vietnamese fishers in Texas in the early 1980s, and the siege at Ruby Ridge. She shows how hatred of the federal government, fears of communism, and racism all combined in white-power ideology and explains why our responses to the movement have long been woefully inadequate.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate
 

07/18/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Kate Christensen
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
A writer who has given us a number of wonderful novels, as well as two delicious food-centric memoirs (Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose), Kate Christensen is back with a much-awaited new novel, The Last Cruise (Doubleday). “From the first page of The Last Cruise, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a masterful storyteller. With wit and precision, Kate Christensen wrangles a large cast of characters on a cruise in Hawaii that undergoes a disastrous series of calamites, deftly turning what appears to be a comedy of manners into an intimate and moving story about how human beings relate to each other in times of stress and upheaval – with plenty of sensuous details about food, sex, and drink along the way. This novel is a delight.” - Christa Baker Kline. “In The Last Cruise Kate Christensen has given us a smart literary thriller whose ambitions extend well beyond its genre. It’s terrifying in ways you don’t expect.” —Richard Russo
 

07/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Porochista Khakpour with Tricia Romano
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Novelist and memoirist Porochista Khakpour makes a most welcome return to Elliott Bay to read from Sick (Harper Perennial), one of this summer’s most anticipated books. A sufferer of undiagnosed health problems, along with mental illness and addiction to doctor-prescribed benzodiazepines, she is eventually diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease, which still continues to erode her health. Porochista Khakpour’s books include Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion. “Sick reads like a mystery and a reckoning with a love song at its core...Khakpour takes us all the way in on her struggle toward health with an intelligence and intimacy that moved, informed and astounded me.” -Cheryl Strayed.
 

07/20/2018 - 6:30pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Closing at 6pm for Capitol Hill Block Party
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We will be closing early this evening due to the Capitol Hill Block Party.
 

07/21/2018 - 6:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Closing at 6pm for Capitol Hill Block Party
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We will be closing early this evening due to the Capitol Hill Block Party.
 
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07/22/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Closing at 7pm for Capitol Hill Block Party
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
We will be closing early this evening due to the Capitol Hill Block Party.
 

07/23/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Roy Scranton with Miranda Mellis & Eirik Steinhoff
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Roy Scranton, editor of Fire and Forget, returns to Elliott Bay today to speak about the accelerating effects of climate change, of war and of loss, some of which he writes about in the essays collected in We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change (Soho Press). Whether writing about sailing through the melting Arctic, preparing for Houston’s next big storm, watching Star Wars, or going back to the streets of Baghdad he once patrolled as a soldier, Roy Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical, demotic touch that he brought to his groundbreaking New York Times essay, Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.  He appears in conversation with Miranda Mellis and Eirik Steinhoff, both of whom teach at Evergreen State College. Miranda Mellis is the author of The Instead, and The Spokes (Solid Objects). Eirik Steinhoff is the editor of Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe.
 

07/24/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Rachel Heng
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
In her brilliantly imagined debut novel, Suicide Club: A Novel About Living (Henry Holt and Company), Rachel Heng posits a near-future in which immortality on certain terms has become the norm - and the pursuit of mortality has become illegal. "What is the value of life if it never ends? A feat of blazing imagination, Rachel Heng's Suicide Club is a thought-provoking look at a near-future society that feels a quarter-turn away from ours. Heng's storytelling gleams, but this novel doesn't shy away from darkness--thank goodness."  —Kelly Luce. "Heng expertly threads a ribbon of dread through her glittering vistas and gleaming characters...[This is] a complicated and promising debut that spoofs the current health culture craze even as it anticipates its appalling culmination."  —Kirkus Reviews
 

07/25/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Malcolm Terence
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Malcolm Terence’s Beginners Luck: Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains (Oregon State University Press) is the story of some of the people involved with Black Bear Ranch, a commune he co-founded on the California/Oregon border. Some members dispersed; others stayed to fight wildfires, try logging or mining or raising marijuana and became part of the community. "There's no one better suited than Malcolm Terence to chronicle the mad, ecstatic, rushing, fumble towards adulthood that we began together in the 1960s. His acuity and training as a reporter, his compassionate psychenaut's heart, his innate good humor and total lack of pretension or self-aggrandizement, means that the reader has the clearest, least-distorted possible lens through which to regard a period of history, the likes of which we may not see again. I love this book. It's wry. It's funny, it's accurate, its political, it's randy and it's just right! Please don't miss it.” -- Peter Coyote, author, actor, Zen priest
 

07/26/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Ayobami Adebayo with Ijeoma Oluo
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
One of 2017’s most acclaimed fiction debuts was that of young Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo with her astonishing Stay With Me (newly in paper, Vintage). She is over from her home country for this short tour, which does bring her back to a part of the world where some of this book was written (Whidbey Island’s Hedgebrook). Shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, and cited for several best books of the year, it also rather noticeably served as the last book esteemed New York Times literary critic Michiko Kakutani reviewed before stepping down from her post. What a book (and review) to go out with: “[A] stunning debut novel…. At once, a gothic parable about pride and betrayal; a thoroughly contemporary—and deeply moving—portrait of a marriage; and a novel, in the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…. Adebayo, who is 29, is an exceptional storyteller. She writes not just with extraordinary grace but with genuine wisdom about love and loss and the possibility of redemption. She has written a powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking book.” Ayobami Adebayo will appear in conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race. Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK.
 

07/27/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Mark L. Winston & Renée Sarojini Saklikar
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Poetry and science co-mingle in Mark L. Winston and Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s book, Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions), which takes readers into the laboratory and out into the fields in order to explore the world of bee colonies. Mark L. Winston, one of the world’s leading experts on bees and pollination, is also the author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, won the 2015 Governor General Literary Award for non-fiction. Renée Sarojini Saklikar, the Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia, is also the author of Children of Air India (Nightwood Editions), winner of the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize.
 

07/28/2018 - 11:00am

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Children's Storytime - ages 2 and up
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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!    
 

07/28/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Austin Woerner with translations of Su Wei
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
A young man sent to the countryside for re-education during China’s Cultural Revolution is tricked into a ghost marriage with a spirit bride but later finds love within a community of reclusive, free spirited lumberjacks in Su Wei’s novel, The Invisible Valley (Small Beer). Like many Chinese writers of his generation, Su Wei spent his teenage years being "re-educated" through farm labor in the countryside. Known for his nonfiction essays and novels, he left China in 1989, and since 1997 he has taught Chinese language and literature at Yale University. Austin Woerner is a Chinese-English literary translator. His works include two volumes of poetry, Doubled Shadows: Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe and Phoenix. "The Invisible Valley is an extraordinary novel. It opens, even to Chinese readers, the world of a southern hinterland, a world of rubber groves, mystery and superstition. At the same time, the novel is intimately rooted in China's modern history and resonates with universal implications. Austin Woerner's vivid and supple translation has made it even more readable."-- Ha Jin
 
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07/30/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Ken Bensinger
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Soccer fans and those following the ongoing fallout of one of the biggest international sports corruption cases will have plenty of questions for Buzzfeed investigative journalist Ken Bensinger, whose exhaustive research informs his book, Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal (Simon and Schuster). He speaks today shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup series, which is hosted by Russia--and yes, Vladimir Putin does make an appearance in this story. "If you love soccer, then you probably hate FIFA. I took immense pleasure in reading this cracking tale of how an unlikely crew of Yanks busted the cabal of crooks that ran the global game for so long. Ken Bensinger has beautifully reported a great procedural that gets to the heart of so much that is wrong with sport—and the world." —Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World. Ken Bensinger, a journalist for over two decades, has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
 

07/31/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
CANCELLED—Where's Waldo Fun & Games (ages 5 and older)
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us for giggles, games and goodies! We are celebrating all of the searches for Waldo with puzzles, photo booth, scavanger hunt and prizes! Please RSVP to TKirkwood@elliottbaybook.com by July 25.  
 

07/31/2018 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company
Kevin O'Brien
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
On his very day of publication, Kevin O’Brien again holds forth with his newest thriller, They Won’t Be Hurt (Pinnacle). Foul play has come upon a family in their vacation home on Lopez Island. Who, what, how all to be revealed - not here, and not even on this night, as such a book has to be read to be properly enjoyed. Kevin O’Brien has shown himself to be a master of telling the story, without telling too much of the story. This, again, should be great fun. Co-presented with SEATTLE7WRITERS, treats this evening provided by Savoir Fork Catering.
 
 
 
 
 
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