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The Seattle Public Library - Programs & Events

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The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.

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  • Posted on 30 Jan 2015

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    Bushwick Book Club - Original music inspired by 'A Christmas Carol,' December 15

    Much like any book club, Bushwick acts on the urge to read books and discuss what they read. Join us for a performance of original music inspired by Charles Dickens' Christmas classic. The program features the Bushwick Book Club Seattle’s band, Read and Destroy, whose members are longtime Bushwick performers Wes Weddell, Moe Provencher, Aimee Zoe, and Geoff Larson. Everyone is invited to read and revisit "A Christmas Carol" and join in a musical evening.

  • Posted on 31 Dec 2014

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    Robert Schenkkan, December 9

    Schenkkan's lecture is presented in conjunction with “All the Way” and “The Great Society,” a two-part dramatization of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency, running at Seattle Repertory Theatre from Nov. 14, 2014, through Jan. 4, 2015. Robert Schenkkan is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for “The Kentucky Cycle” and Tony Award for “All the Way.” He is the author of 13 plays and a collection of one-act plays, “Conversations with the Spanish Lady.” The 2014 Broadway production of “All The Way” swept the awards season, winning the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League and Tony Award, as well as the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Award, the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award and Boston’s Elliot Norton Award. It also set two box office records on Broadway.

  • Posted on 29 Dec 2014

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    Richard Ford, December 4

    In "Let Me Be Frank With You," Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Throughout four stories, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend. Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include "The Sportswriter" and its sequels: "Independence Day," the first novel to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and "The Lay of the Land." Other books include the New York Times best-selling novel "Canada," the short story collection "A Multitude of Sins," and the long story collection "Women With Men." Ford lives in Boothbay, Maine.

  • Posted on 23 Dec 2014

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    McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series with Clay Jenkinson, November 22

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by award-winning humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, joins the Saint Michael Trio for conversation and a performance of chamber music that was popular during Jefferson's lifetime. The performance will feature composers Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, who were Jefferson’s contemporaries. He would have heard them during his sojourn in Paris as U.S. minister to France. A connoisseur of the finer things of life and an accomplished violinist himself, Jefferson will speak about music and the arts more generally. Jenkinson has dedicated the better part of his life to researching the historical characters he portrays and to bringing back and defining the "living theatre" of Chautauqua. He is one of the nation’s leading interpreters of Thomas Jefferson. Jenkinson hosts the weekly Thomas Jefferson Hour. He is president of Dakota Sky Education, Inc., the founder and chief consultant for the Theodore Roosevelt Center through Dickinson State University, and scholar of humanities at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

  • Posted on 15 Dec 2014

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