One of the most exciting nights on the Seattle literary calendar is one that also benefits the UW Libraries. On Wednesday, May 3rd, you can dine at a table with a Northwest writer, and see a keynote address by the one-and-only Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News, Barkskins, and the short story "Brokeback Mountain".
Best of all, the money goes to a great cause: student employee scholarships. You can buy individual tickets or tables — look below for the full list of authors that will be at the event. Don't miss out!
Join the Friends of the University of Washington Libraries to support Libraries student employee scholarships at the 12th annual Literary Voices. Guests will meet and dine with notable Pacific Northwest authors in the North Ballroom of the Husky Union Building (HUB).
Award-winning author Annie Proulx has written eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner Award. Her story “Brokeback Mountain,” which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Her most recent novel is Barkskins.
- Jose Alaniz, author of Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond
- Kathleen Alcala, author of The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island
- Jessixa Bagley, author of Boats for Papa
- Greg Bear, author of Just Over the Horizon (The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear)
- Paula Becker, author of Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I
- Eileen Bjorkman, author of The Propeller Under the Bed
- Deb Caletti, author of Essential Maps for the Lost
- Heekyoung Cho, author of Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature
- Laura Da', author of Tributaries
- Kevin Emerson, author of Finding Abbey Road (Exile #3)
- Josephine Ensign, author of Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net
- Moon-ho Jung, author of The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific
- Johnny Lin, author of The Nature of Environmental Stewardship
- Laurie Marhoefer, author of Sex and the Weimar Republic : German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
- Nikki McClure, author of Waiting For High Tide
- Floyd McKay, author of Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State
- Robert Millis, author of Victrola Favorites
- Devin Naar, author of Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece
- Christian Novetzke, author of Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation
- Shin Yu Pai, author of Aux Arcs
- Greg Perkins, author of Harvest of Ashes
- Steve Raymond, author of Trout Quintet: Five Stories of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing
- Tom Reese & Eric Wagner, authors of Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish
- Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair: A Novel
- Marcie Sillman, author of Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance
- Jess Thomson, author of A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby
- Thaisa Way, author of The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag
- Margaret Willson, author of Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge
- David Knechtges, author of Court Culture and Literature in Early China.
Tickets: $150 per person or $1,500 per table