John Freeman - Cancelled
A welcome Seattle and Elliott Bay return is made this evening by John Freeman, who has now almost annually made Elliott Bay and then the Vancouver International Writers Festival a part of his (and our) October. He is here for this portion of the evening with a fabulous new edition of his journal, Freeman’s (Grove Press), this one devoted to ‘Power.’ It is power in many forms, not always the most apparent or obvious, explored by the kind of variety John Freeman is known for with his editing - getting well-known writers who are hard to get for such efforts, doing so, and then helping introduce distinct, newer and younger voices. That means writers such as Margaret Atwood, Barry Lopez, Tracy K. Smith, Julia Alvarez, David Mitchell, and Aminatta Forna, and it also means Nicole Im, Nimmi Gowrinathan, and Jamie Cortez. John Freeman is also the author of a recent book of poems from Copper Canyon, Maps.