Marcus Harrison Green
Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. :: Live/In-Person at Boon Boona Coffee
Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. :: Live/In-Person at Town Hall Seattle (and Livestream)
These two evenings, noted above, mark the launch of a debut book, by one of the vital, essential journalist voices here in Seattle today, Marcus Harrison Green. The founder/publisher of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist with the Seattle Times, he has not only put his own writing on the line, but has helped give a forum for others’ voices, with the community paper and through book anthologies such as Emerald Reflections 2: A South Seattle Emerald Anthology and the co-presented ‘Life on the Margins’ podcast. These evenings are occasioned by the publication of Marcus Harrison Green’s own book, Readying to Rise: Essays (VertVolta Press). These autobiographically-driven essays chart Marcus Harrison Green’s growing up Black in a gentrifying Seattle. School, the police, Black Lives Matter, his grandmother’s lessons, religious faith and not, bipolar disorder, the human condition, and more, are taken on with astute insight, feeling, thought. This is a book readers here have been waiting for. Among Marcus Harrison Green’s honors and awards, is the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s Individual Human Rights Leader Award for 2020.
For information on the September 21 program at Boon Boona Coffee, 724 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057 (featuring performances by the Bushwick Book Club, Reggie Garrett, Moni Temp and others: Click here.
For tickets/information on the September 29 program at Town Hall Seattle, which will include Seattle Times editor Michele Matessa Flores in conversation, and will be both live/in-person and live-streamed: Click here.