Jennifer Baker & Dennis Norris II with Anastacia-Renee & Jessica Rycheal
A publishing professional who has been working to foster more diversity in all aspects of the book world, Jennifer Baker and an excellent ensemble of local writers will read from and discuss a new anthology that Jennifer Baker has edited , the short-story anthology, Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria). Those to read tonight include Seattle writers Anastacia-Renee (also Seattle’s present Civic Poet), Dennis Norris II, and Jessica Rycheal. The anthology itself is a great mix of writers known and being introduced, with Mia Alvar, Alexander Chee, Mitchell Jackson, and Yiyun Li among the former.
"An excellent sampling of some of the most exciting voices in literature from the past two decades and beyond that will leave readers with plenty of authors to revisit or discover."—Publishers Weekly.
“A vital, riveting anthology that emphasizes the complexity and diversity of minority experience."—Kirkus Reviews.
Jennifer Baker is creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast and a contributing editor to Electric Literature.
Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Free admission.