Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Twenty-one years after writing Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, a book that has become a contemporary classic of family and place, Terry Tempest Williams has returned to some of the same subject matter, albeit from an even deeper, more graced perspective than before, in her powerful new book, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). "Each book by ecologist, activist, and writer Williams is an event, so lucid, caring, spirited, and incantatory is her approach to the matrix of nature, place, culture, family, and sense of self ... Williams is transcendent in her piercing, musical, elegiac, and loving reflections on women's lives and wilderness, light and shadow, words expressed and words unspoken and invisible." – Donna Seaman, Booklist. Amen. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.