Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the Library's authors & events podcast or by downloading one of the audio programs listed below. Our archive goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands of podcasts of memorable Library events.
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Nguyễn Công Khanh Thảo Luận Về 'Con Trâu Rừng Cuối Cùng Trên Đảo'
Nhà văn Seattle Nguyễn Công Khanh sẽ đọc và thảo luận về tác phẩm của ông, “Con Trâu Rừng Cuối Cùng Trên Đảo.”
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 51.56MB] [Play time: 1 hr 52 min]
What Is At Stake For Washington's Native Nations Today
University of Washington professor Jean Dennison (Osage) and Josh Reid (Snohomish) discuss Indigenous sovereignty and more with community leaders.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 41.93MB] [Play time: 1 hr 31 min]
Arjun Singh Sethi discusses 'American Hate'
Join us to hear Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, discuss the stories of individuals affected by hate. Stay for a panel discussion with Sethi, Matt Remle, Soya & Aneelah Afzali.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 31.09MB] [Play time: 1 hr 07 min]
Join us for the book launch of "JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of NO-NO BOY" -- on the 95th anniversary of his birth, and at the library where he once worked as a reference librarian.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 38.86MB] [Play time: 1 hr 24 min]
Immigration 101 Training With NWIRP
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project hosts a free immigration 101 training.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 68.98MB] [Play time: 2 hr 30 min]
Maria Dahvana Headley With Nicola Griffith
Maria Dahvana Headley presents her retelling of Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers―a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran―fight to protect those they love. Headley talks with Nicola Griffith.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 27.59MB] [Play time: 1 hr 0 min]
Patrick DeWitt With Maria Semple
The Prices and their cat (or is he the spirit of Frances’ late husband?) try to escape their dire straits by heading to Paris. French Exit is a send-up of high society and a moving mother/son caper.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 29.93MB] [Play time: 1 hr 05 min]
Roots & Routes: Decolonizing Immigration
Join us for an arts and social justice dialog about immigration during our changing political times with an array of different community members including artists, community organizers and more.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 49.57MB] [Play time: 1 hr 48 min]
Salmon and The Salish Sea: Stories and Sovereignty
This panel merges storytelling with a discussion of current issues to examine the role of salmon in the lives of Coast Salish peoples.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 36.89MB] [Play time: 1 hr 20 min]
Clarion West Presents Karen Joy Fowler
Join previous Seattle Reads author Karen Joy Fowler as she reads from and discusses recent work while teaching for Clarion West's Writer's Workshop.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 27.41MB] [Play time: 0 hr 59 min]