Start: 6:00 pm
Presented by the WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL. International economist and bestselling author Dambisa Moyo, whose earlier books are Dead Aid and How the West Was Lost, returns to Seattle to discuss her newest, Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (Basic Books). This book tellingly looks at Chinese firms, many state-owned, and their global moves for raw minerals, resources, and pursuit of foreign markets. Admission is $10 World Affairs Council members/student, $15 non-members. The Swedish Cultural Center is at 1920 Dexter Avenue N. For more information, please call Elliott Bay or see www.world-affairs.org for tickets/more information.
Start: 7:00 pm
We warmly welcome poet and University of Utah English professor Paisley Rekdal back to her hometown, and back to Elliott Bay this evening to read from her new collection of poetry, Animal Eye (University of Pittsburgh Press) and a new book that contains poetry and prose, Intimate: An American Family Photo Album (Tupelo Press). "A book built on pleasure, a convincingly, if subtly, joyous engagement with a world where 'there is so little distinction ... / between beauty, violence, utility' ... she has created poetry that lives alongside the misery we sometimes witnessand sometimes cause." – Slate Magazine. "Poet and essayist Rekdal sets out to explore the slipperiness of identity ... and examine the very nature of self and perceptionin this ambitious ... synthesis of biography, memoir, poetry, and photography ..." – Publishers Weekly. Paisley Rekdal is a winner of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, the author of three previous poetry collections, and the essay volume, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee.
Start: 7:00 pm
Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. The author of eighteen books, a senior contributing editor at Sports Illustrated and a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Frank Deford has been a working journalist for fifty years, having joined Sports Illustrated out of Princeton in 1962. Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter (Atlantic Monthly Press) is his most personal, and personable book yet. "Of all the magazine writers of the last half-century, Frank Deford holds a special place at the top. His memoir Over Time, like hundreds of his stories, is fluid, graceful, deeply reported, insightful, and whimsical, all at the same time." –David Maraniss. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.