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Author Readings and Receptions

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  • Better, Faster, Farther: How Running Changed Everything We Know About Women
    Better, Faster, Farther: How Running Changed Everything We Know About Women
    Mon, Aug 05
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Aug 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Aug 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    An In-depth book discussion and conversation with Author Maggie Mertens
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  • Locker Room Talk: A Woman’s Struggle to Get Inside with Melissa Ludtke
    Locker Room Talk: A Woman’s Struggle to Get Inside with Melissa Ludtke
    Tue, Oct 29
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Journalist Melissa Ludtke in conversation with Seattle Times assistant managing features editor Stefanie Loh
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  • Norman Maclean: A Life of Letters and Rivers by Rebecca McCarthy
    Norman Maclean: A Life of Letters and Rivers by Rebecca McCarthy
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    Mon, Jun 03
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Jun 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Jun 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Author Rebecca McCarthy in conversation with author Jonathan Evison
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  • I Lived to Tell the World: Stories from Survivors of Holocaust, Genocide, and the Atrocities of War
    I Lived to Tell the World: Stories from Survivors of Holocaust, Genocide, and the Atrocities of War
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    Sun, Jun 02
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Jun 02, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Author Elizabeth Mehren in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Richard Read
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  • Past, Present and Future: An Author Panel
    Past, Present and Future: An Author Panel
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    Sun, Apr 07
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Apr 07, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Apr 07, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Featuring authors Jeanne Heuving, Julie Carr, and Donna Stonecipher
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  • Book Launch: She Called Me Throwaway: A Memoir by Shama Shams
    Book Launch: She Called Me Throwaway: A Memoir by Shama Shams
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    Tue, Mar 26
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Big Time:  Ben Winters in conversation with Lillian Dabney
    Big Time:  Ben Winters in conversation with Lillian Dabney
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    Thu, Mar 14
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Ben Winters in conversation with Lillian Dabney
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  • Book Launch: Traverse by Kevin Craft
    Book Launch: Traverse by Kevin Craft
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    Thu, Jan 18
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Jan 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Jan 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Musical Murder Mystery: An Author Roundtable
    Musical Murder Mystery: An Author Roundtable
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    Sat, Nov 18
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Nov 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Nov 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • The Unquiet Country: An Evening of Poetry and Opera
    The Unquiet Country: An Evening of Poetry and Opera
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    Thu, Nov 09
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Nov 09, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Nov 09, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Arán & Im (Bread & Butter) by Manchán Magan
    Arán & Im (Bread & Butter) by Manchán Magan
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    Fri, Oct 20
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Oct 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Oct 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Co-Presented with Kells Irish Pub & Restaurant
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  • Arán & Im (Bread & Butter) by Manchán Magan
    Arán & Im (Bread & Butter) by Manchán Magan
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    Wed, Oct 18
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Oct 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Oct 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Co-Presented with Kells Irish Pub & Restaurant
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  • Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll by Peter Blecha
    Stomp and Shout: R&B and the Origins of Northwest Rock and Roll by Peter Blecha
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    Tue, Oct 17
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Oct 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Oct 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Artificial Intelligence and the Apocalyptic Imagination by Michael J Paulus
    Artificial Intelligence and the Apocalyptic Imagination by Michael J Paulus
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    Mon, Oct 16
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Oct 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Oct 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Felice Picano presents SIX STRANGE STORIES: and “H.P. Lovecraft and Time”
    Felice Picano presents SIX STRANGE STORIES: and “H.P. Lovecraft and Time”
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    Fri, Sep 22
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Sep 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • How to Get Banned: An LGBTQ Author Panel
    How to Get Banned: An LGBTQ Author Panel
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    Thu, Sep 21
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Sep 21, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • How the Soviet Jew Was Made with Sasha Senderovich
    How the Soviet Jew Was Made with Sasha Senderovich
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    Tue, Sep 19
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Sep 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Sep 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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  • Voices for Justice: Amber Flame, Jourdan Keith, Erika Lundahl, Jen Marlowe and Madeline Ostrander
    Voices for Justice: Amber Flame, Jourdan Keith, Erika Lundahl, Jen Marlowe and Madeline Ostrander
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    Thu, Aug 03
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
    Aug 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Aug 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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