SEATTLE READS For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey with Inaugural Poet RICHARD BLANCO
Presented by the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Poetry returns to Seattle Reads this year as 2012 Inaugural poet Richard Blanco discusses his book, For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey (Beacon Press), which includes his inaugural poem, For All of Us, One Today and some additional poems (some translated for the first time into Spanish) and includes his memoirs of growing up as a Cuban American immigrant and openly gay man. Seattle Reads events include Saturday, April 26, Author Q&A at 11 a.m. at Queen Anne Branch Library followed by 7 p.m. Staged Reading by Book-It Theater, author Q&A and short reading at Seattle Public Central Library; Sunday April 27 Author Q&A at 11 a.m. at High Point Branch Library and 4 p.m. at Beacon Hill Branch Library; Monday, April 28 Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. at Seattle Public Central Library; Tuesday, April 29 Author Q&A at 1 p.m. Northeast Branch Library. Free/no tickets needed. For more information about the events go to http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-reads. Free.
Start: 3:00 pm
Great Sunday afternoon fun is in store as one of the most wonderful, engaging and funny writers at work today, Christopher Moore, makes this welcome return for his newest book, The Serpent of Venice (William Morrow). You can guess what this might be about … “Moore’s imaginative storytelling, bawdy prose, puns aplenty … succeed in transforming two classical tragedies into outrageously farcical entertainment.” – Publishers Weekly. “Shakespeare and Poe might be rolling in their graves, they’re rolling with laughter. Christopher Moore is one of the cleverest, naughtiest writers alive.” – Carl Hiaasen.