Ghosts of Seattle Past is an atlas of memories, a collaborative map of places loved and missed in a rapidly evolving city. In this interactive art installation and anthology curated by author/editor Jaimee Garbacik and published by Seattle’s Chin Music Press, storytelling and cartography preserve the venues, restaurants, shops and institutions we’ve lost to development in Seattle, the city of the future. Please join us on publication day as Jaimee Garbacik and a variety of contributors tell stories and share images from the project. Find the interactive map and more information at SeattleGhosts.com.


The agenda for this evening will inlcude:

  • Jaimee Garbacik introducing the book itself and showing some slides of its art
  • Anisa Jackson talking about the Black Panther Party and gentrification in the CD
  • Davey Oil on love and faith and the 85th and Greenwood explosion
  • Chuck Wolfe on the Orpheum Theatre and purposeful observation
  • Hollis Wong-Wear on the Capitol Club, growing up, and the evolution of the Seattle hip-hop scene
  • Sara Brickman on Charlie’s, queer assimilation, and loss of queer spaces on the Hill


THEN, an Afterparty at 9:30pm with MORE readings and music at the JewelBox Theatre (inside The Rendezvous)!! 

Dessert and drinks and a last chance to pin places to the digital maps/

Readers and performers at the JewelBox will include:

  • Kibibi Monie performing a poem about cultural erasure
  • Kate Lebo on Sunset Bowl and concepts of ownership of place
  • Elissa Washuta on Madison Valley, White City, doppelgangers and native erasure
  • Kathy Fennessy on working at Cellophane Records when our music scene was exploding
  • **Musical Guest!** Aaron Semer performs his raucous and moving acoustic folk songs


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Ghosts of Seattle Past By Jaimee Garbacik, Joshua Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jaimee Garbacik, Joshua Powell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781634059640
Published: Chin Music - May 9th, 2017

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm