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Co-presented with the NORTHWEST ROOM/THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY and UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS. A major publication in the annals of Northwest arts and letters is celebrated today with the publication of esteemed artist Morris Graves' Selected Letters (University of Washington Press). Co-editors Vicki Halper and Lawrence Fong will discuss this long-awaited work, which includes correspondence dating from his teenage years until his death in 2001. "A lively, valuable, first-person resource by one of the region's most acclaimed artists. This collection of letters is refreshing for the fuller picture it provides of Graves's thoughts and actions." - Barbara Johns. "This book is the essence of the rare written work of one of the most interesting artists of twentieth-century America. he is not only one of the essential figures in the American Northwest, but also one of the leading artists between the Asian and western world." - Wulf Herzogenrath. Free admission. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue. For more information, also see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.