Start: 9:30 am
Saturday University Asia Crossings: Travel Accounts Through Asia's History Lecture Series, presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. This spring's ten-week series featuring an array of speakers on Asian travel as recorded by Asian travelers has University of British Columbia associate professor of Japanese Literature and Culture Christina Laffin talking on "Women on the Road: Pilgrims, Puppeteers, and Prostitutes from 11th to 14th Century Japan." Individual lecture tickets are $5 for SAM members, $10 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $43 for SAM members, $86 for nonmembers. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park. For more information, please see www.seattleartmuseum.org.
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: 7:00 pm
A poet with an earlier full-length collection and well-received chapbook out who has also translated (Yves Bonnefoy), Susanna Lang is out from her Chicago home to read from her recently released new collection of poems, Tracing the Lines (Brick Road Poetry Press). "What an astonishing book. Do not miss this. So much calls out to Susanna Lang ... These poems, hue in their urgency, massive in their tender care and embrace—elements as intertwined as the braid loaves in 'Bread.' This book deserves a bow." - Naomi Shihab Nye.