With just one months until the November presidential elections, Folio continues its series of critical discussions on the potential outcomes of the election at the national and state level.
Reaganland: An Interview With Rick Perlstein
An Interview with Historian Rick Perlstein about the Final Volume in His Four Book Series on the Rise of the Modern American Right
Into The Future With Mindfulness: How To Cope With Today's World And Envision An Alternative
Join us for a four week introductory series of mindfulness training, enhanced with practices, readings, and talks conducted by Jerry Harter from the Seattle Insight Meditation Center (SIMS).
Literary Inspiration in Opera: Verdi & Wagner
In this two-part series, Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean will offer an entertaining analysis of the literary interests of two titans of nineteenth-century opera, Verdi and Wagner.
400 Year of Racism: Citizen By Claudia Rankine
This month we discuss Citizen, Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.
400 Year of Racism: The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers.
400 Year of Racism: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
A stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
Author Study: Jazz by Toni Morrison
This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.
Author Study: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.
Author Study: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
Author Study: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Toni's third novel, Song of Solomon, follows the life of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, an African-American man living in Michigan, from birth to adulthood.
Meet The Translator: Allison A. deFreese Presents I Am Not That Body
In the third event the series Allison A. deFreese presents I Am Not That Body by Verónica González Arredondo