« Wednesday June 18, 2014 »
Start: 7:00 pm
Karen Finneyfrock, a beloved former writer-in-residence at Hugo House, a poet, and young-adult novelist, celebrates the release of her second book for young adults, Starbird Murphy and the World Outside (Viking). Q&A will be moderated by former Hugo House program director and memoirist Brian McGuigan. The Hugo House is located at 1634 11th Avenue (north of Pine St on Capitol Hill). No tickets are needed. See for more information. 
Start: 7:00 pm
A former longtime staff writer at The Seattle Times who also served as a Seattle correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, Alex Tizon now lives not-so-far-away in Eugene, where he teaches at the University of Oregon. He is here tonight with a much-anticipated first book, one both highly personal and autobiographical, and of larger social consideration, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). “Part candid memoir, part incisive cultural study, Big Little Man addresses – and explodes – the stereotypes of Asian manhood. Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating.” – Peter Ho Davies. “In Big Little Man Alex Tizon fearlessly penetrates the core of not just what it means to be male and Asian in America, but what it means to be human anywhere.” – Cheryl Strayed.
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