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Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. A writer and teacher who has been coming our way for over twenty-five years now, from Writing Down the Bones to Wild Mind to Old Friend from Far Away, Natalie Goldberg makes this welcome Seattle return for her newest, The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language (Atria). "The True Secret of Writing is a rich voyage, a priceless distillation of her accumulated wisdom and experience as a writer, coach, and instructor on mindfulness. This lovely volume will have a permanent place on my writing shelf." - Abraham Verghese. "Heartfelt, funny, wise, pleading, calm, and ferocious, Natalie just makes you want to write!" - Jack Kornfield. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.
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Up from San Francisco where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco is novelist (Termite Parade, Damascus, Some Things That Meant the World to Me) Joshua Mohr. His engaging new novel is Fight Song (Soft Skull). "A wry, intelligent, and sublimely funny novel, Fight Song answers Big Questions while keeping the reader entirely absorbed and thoroughly entertained." - Patrick DeWitt. "Bob Coffen of Joshua Mohr's Fight Song is among the most vivid characters I've encountered in recent fiction ... As much love story as fight song, I found myself rooting for Coffen on every page of this surprising and poignant book." - Peter Orner.