Start: 12:00 pm
Presented by WOMAN'S CENTURY CLUB. The Space Needle, science, skyrides, showgirls, many nations, monorail stations, Elvis gyrations! The 1962 Seattle World's Fair had it all, optimistically looking ahead to imagine what the future might hold. At this special noontime presentation, History Link staff historians Paula Becker and Alan Stein discuss their new (and very popular) book, The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy (Seattle Center Foundation), which documents the colorful history of the fair. Light lunch provided$5 donation at the door suggested. The Clubhouse/Harvard Exit Theater is at 807 East Roy (about ten blocks north of the bookstore). For more information, please see www.womanscenturyclub.org.
Start: 7:00 pm
Back in Seattle for both this evening's reading and an appearance at Saturday's Seattle Iranian Festival, at Seattle Center, is Bay Area novelist Anita Amirrezvani. Here when her debut novel, The Blood of Flowers, was published five years ago, she now has a second, historically-set novel, Equal of the Sun (Scribner). "Amirrezvani's sixteenth century Iran is a world as complex as Shakespeare's London, that seethes with intrigue, passion, and lawlessness, a world where a brilliant young princess, who longs for power denied her as a female, and a servant, with a desire so relentless he half-destroys himself, make a desperate pact to control the government and fate of their country, and in doing so discover their greatest loves and sorrows. In this astonishing novel Amirrezvani reminds us what all human hearts suffer and dare." – Jonis Agee.