Start: 5:00 pm
Co-presented with Seattle University. Established in 1958, Fragments publishes annually the best literature and visual art of the Seattle University community. This spring, Volume 56 presents an exciting new array of literary and visual art. Hosted by faculty members from Seattle University’s Creative Writing Program, the launch event will feature readings of newly published work with discussions of the creative and publishing processes. Free and open the public, and a nice entrée to the Anthony Doerr reading to follow.
Start: 6:30 pm
YA Book Group for readers aged 13 – 17 Please join us for the first of an ongoing discussion series with no assigned books, moderated by the (teen) readers themselves, with Elliott Bay booksellers on hand to assist, and provide fun things like exclusive access to early copies of forthcoming titles. The plan is to meet the second Thursday of each month. Fun. For questions, information, check out the book group page, or contact Justus at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please join us.
Start: 7:00 pm
Anthony Doerr, a nationally-recognized and honored writer makes a welcome return from his home in Boise. Doerr is a four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, winner of three Pushcart Prizes, a New York Public Library Young Lion, a Rome Prize, and many more. He is here tonight with his novel, All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner). It is a story of two young people caught in the maelstrom of World War II, and how their lives converge. “All the Light We Cannot See is a dazzling, epic work of fiction. Anthony Doerr writes beautifully about the mythic and the intimate, about snails on beaches and armies on the move, about fate and love and history and those breathless, unbearable moments when they come crashing together.” – Jess Walter.