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: 2:00 pm
Co-presented with the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. One of the foremost advocates for children's rights and issues, here or anywhere, Dr. Doreen Cato, executive director of First Place, a school and social service agency, is here today with her recently published book, Saving the Leader Within: The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Leadership (Author House). "Dr. Doreen Cato has written a compelling, powerful, and insightful book about the impact of trauma on historical leaders. Using her own childhood trauma experiences as a lens, she delineates the internal and external factors and interventions that allow one to transcend adverse circumstances and move from victim to victor to leader ... If you are interested in knowing about the power of resiliency efficacy, spirituality, social and emotional development and self-actualization from both an historical and personal perspective, then this is a book for you." – Dr. W. Joye Hardiman. Among Dr. Cato's many honors and awards are the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award, the Voices for Children Award, and the Woman of Distinction Award. Free admission. The Northwest African American Museum (www.naamnw.org) is at 2300 S. Massachusetts Street.
Start: 2:00 pm
Seattle University professor Gary Atkins presents some highlights from his new book, Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore (Hong Kong University Press), a study of three "gay paradises" in Southeast Asia. The first was founded in Bali by gay German artist Walter Spies in the 1930s, while the other twoKhun Toc's famous "Babylon in Bangkok" and Stuart Koe's Singapore-based cyber-paradise Fridae.com are more contemporary. Gary Atkins is also the author of the essential and accessible local history volume, Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging.
Start: 7:00 pm
The story Matthew Batt tells in his debut book is not the kind one would first think of as coming out of Salt Lake City. That debut book is a rollicking memoir of his turn at home ownership and renovation, Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). "Matthew Batt's book about glue, grace, gumption, and the grit it takes to keep on living is an unforgettable and sweet read." – Cheryl Strayed. "Sugarhouse is a whale of a bookan uproariously funny and deeply affecting account of home ownership and its discontents." – Steve Almond.