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Portrait Gallery: Timothy Egan

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Timothy Egan

Happy Birthday to Seattle author and journalist Timothy Egan, whose non-fiction books about America and the Pacific Northwest have expanded our understanding of the people who inhabit this place.

Portrait Gallery: Marcus Harrison Green

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, October 15: Emerald Reflections 2

At Third Place Books Seward Park on Thursday night, former South Seattle Emerald editor Marcus Harrison Green, who now writes for the Seattle Times, presents the second anthology of writing from the Emerald, Emerald Reflections 2. It’s a celebration of all things south Seattle, by the only site that regularly reports on Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods.
Readers include Green, Tiffani Jones, Rollie Williams, Nakeya Isabell, and many more. If you’re a Seattleite and your media diet doesn’t include the Emerald, you’re missing out on some vital voices.
Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, http://thirdplacebooks.com, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Walter Mosley

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, October 18: Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is an iconic author — one of the few writers left who draw a massive audience on the strength of his name alone. (And he always dresses like a star for his readings.) His latest book, John Woman, is about a man with a mysterious past.
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St, 518-6000. http://naamnw.org, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Sarah Galvin redux

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Friday, October 12:
Terrible blooms reading

San Francisco writer Melissa Stein’s latest poetry collection, Terrible blooms, was published by Port Townsend’s own Copper Canyon Press. Stein is joined tonight by wondrous Seattle poet Sarah Galvin.
Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St, 633-0811, http://openpoetrybooks.com, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Sierra Golden

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Saturday, October 6:
The Slow Art Book Release Party

Join Seattle poet (and Seattle Review of Books’s September Poet in Residence) Sierra Golden for the release of her very first poetry collection, The Slow Art. Golden’s book is a poetic account of her time in the commercial fishing industry. To celebrate her book’s debut, Golden will be joined by local poets Maya Jewell Zeller and Sierra Nelson. And a country rock band called Lo-Liner will perform in between the readings.
Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Pl S, Seattle, 206-709-7611, http://www.artspacehiawatha.com, 5 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Jordan Alam

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, September 27:
South Asian Writers of the Pacific Northwest

This Saturday, Hugo House is reopening its doors, on the ground floor of a big fancy new building Starting at 5 pm and running until late, the House will be hosting a sprawling, free-form literary party to introduce the new halls and classrooms and event spaces to Seattle.

Help the Hugo House celebrate its first week in operation since moving back home with a passel of local authors including Jordan Alam, Azura Tyabji, Jasleena Grewal, Shankar Narayan, and your host Sonora Jha.
Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Avenue, 322-7030, http://hugohouse.org., 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Richard Hugo

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Saturday, September 22: Hugo House Reopens

This Saturday, Hugo House is reopening its doors, on the ground floor of a big fancy new building Starting at 5 pm and running until late, the House will be hosting a sprawling, free-form literary party to introduce the new halls and classrooms and event spaces to Seattle.

Alongside special guests like Maria Semple and host Nancy Guppy, the House will be home to a freewheeling collection of local talent. The Vis-à-Vis Society and the Bushwick Book Club will be unhand to interpret the moment in art. Readers Anastacia-Renee, Quenton Baker, Kristen Millares Young, and Amber Flame will be giving special "pop-up" performances. And there will be an open mic, giving everyone the opportunity to baptize the new Hugo House stage with their own literary artistry.
Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Avenue, 322-7030, http://hugohouse.org., 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Pandemonium 2000

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Friday, September 14: Seattle Music Machine Salon

Ada’s Technical Books has an array of nerdy events for its customers. Friday night, the Seattle Music Machine Salon meets at the shop. The SMMS meetings feature “a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics.” It’s intended for all skill levels, including amateurs.
Ada’s Technical Books, 425 15th Ave, 322-1058, http://seattletechnicalbooks.com, 7 pm, $5.

Portrait Gallery will return next week

Christine Larsen is off this week, but that only means it's a great time to go look through the amazing archive of her portraits. She'll be back next Thursday.

Portrait Gallery: Kate Gavino

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, August 30: Sanpaku Reading

Kate Gavino is the cartoonist behind Last Night’s Reading, a blog featuring cartoons about author events that was then turned into a book. She’s giving a reading of her own, of a new fictionalized comic memoir called Sanpaku.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Sasha LaPointe

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, August 23: Next Exit

This is a celebration of indigenous artists including a number of exciting young bands, as well as the poetry of Sasha LaPointe, Sara Marie Ortiz, and DinéYazhi. Artists from Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico will appear at this event.
Henry Art Gallery, UW Campus, 543-2280, http://www.henryart.org/, 6 pm, $12

Portrait Gallery: Julia Child

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

This week marked what would have been chef and author Julia Child's 106th birthday and the 14th anniversary of her death. 1912-2004.

Portrait Gallery: Raymond Chandler

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, August 2: The Annotated Big Sleep Reading

Owen Hill’s latest book is an annotation of Raymond Chandler’s classic detective novel. Paul Constant says: "These annotated guides are a real pleasure to read, particularly in works that have maybe lost some nuance due to the time they were published in. While I haven’t read this particular edition, I suspect that Chandler’s work will feed well into the annotation format."
University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Donna Miscolta

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Saturday, July 28: Body Image, Identity, and Sisterhood

Local author Donna Miscolta, who is a frequent Seattle Review of Books contributor, will share excerpts from a draft of her upcoming novel, Ofelia and Norma and discuss identity and community.
White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th St, 243-0233 , https://kcls.org, 1:30 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Summer Reading

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Summer Reading

Summer is here. It is time. Find your space and spend a few minutes with a book.

Portrait Gallery: Shin Yu Pai

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, July 12: Forms of the Book

This one looks like a doozy. Three of Seattle’s smartest, most inventive writers — Amaranth Borsuk, Doug Nufer, and Shin Yu Pai — get together to discuss the past, present, and future of the book.
Ada’s Technical Books, 425 15th Ave, 322-1058, http://seattletechnicalbooks.com, 7 pm, free.

Portrait Gallery: Summer Day (Poets in the Park)

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

It's going to be a beautiful weekend, perfect for enjoying a day of poetry outdoors.

This Saturday, Redmond hosts the Poets in the Park celebration, an all-day hoo-hah of activities, readings, and poetry classes that is free to attend. Events include a bookmaking class for kids, poetry mini-golf, and places to create your own poetry themed art.
Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave NE, 11 am, http://www.graceguts.com/poets-in-the-park, free

Portrait Gallery: Summer Storm

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Portrait Gallery: Roxane Gay

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Thursday, June 21: Roxane Gay
Last week, we reviewed a timely reissue of Roxane Gay's debut short story collection. Tonight, Gay is in town with Not That Bad, an anthology of women’s stories in these #MeToo-y times. No matter what book you leave this reading with, you’ll be satisfied. Gay is one of our most important writers.
University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, 634-3400, http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/, 7 pm, $16.99 - $26.99.

Portrait Gallery: James Joyce

Each week, Christine Marie Larsen creates a new portrait of an author or event for us. Have any favorites you’d love to see immortalized? Let us know

Saturday, June 16: Bloomsday Staged Reading
It’s Bloomsday again, so get your Joyce on with this reading from Ulysses. If you’re someone who tried and failed to enjoy Ulysses in print, hearing it read aloud might just be the key that unlocks the book for you.
Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636, http://spl.org, 2:30 pm, free.