Start: 11:00 am
Join us for this fun round of readings from picture and storybooks ... Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!
Start: 11:00 am
End: 7:00 pm
Presented by the IRANIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE. This year's Seattle Iranian Festival should again be an array of musical, performance, and literary programs for audiences of all ages, with displays and offerings available for sale. Elliott Bay will again be on hand with a selection of booksand to help host novelist Anita Amirrezvani's festival appearance for her new novel, Equal of the Sun (see her event listing on June 15 for more book information). For more information on the Seattle Iranian Festival, please see www.iaca-seattle.org.
Start: 2:00 pm
From Ucross, Wyoming (population 25), comes popular mystery novelist Craig Johnson, with his most recent Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire mysteries out: Hell is Empty (Penguin) is new in paperback, and As the Crow Flies (Viking) is out as a brand-new adventure. "All the elements his fans love are present: lively characters, easy banter, and, of course, a touch of the supernatural. Walt was less sure of himself, but, in his eighth adventure, it makes sense that he's now the one giving 'sheriff lessons.' This book fits the hand like a well-worn glove."- Booklist.
Start: 7:00 pm
Ryan Thomas Teitman, formerly a journalist and currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, travels here from his Berkeley home to read from his new collection, Litany for the City (BOA Editions), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the tenth annual A. Poulin, Jr. Prize. "Ryan Teitman's Philadelphia is a place of wonder, horror, and divinity; a place where music glides on the ghostly body of the breeze, packs of dogs circle bloated carrion, and men sit in plazas ... His poems are surreal, beautiful, and elegiac ... Litany for the City is a startling, significant debut and another fantastic release from one of our favorite publishers of poetry." –