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CONVERSATION SERIES 

Election 2020 Series
Election 2020 Series
Meet The Translators >>
Meet The Translators >>
Literary Inspiration In Opera
Literary Inspiration In Opera
400 Year of Racism Series
400 Year of Racism Series
Toni Morrison Author Study
Toni Morrison Author Study
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue, Sep 29
Online Even via Zoom
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.
Thu, Oct 01
Online Event via Zoom
The Writer's Library: An Interview With Nancy Pearl
Bestselling author, librarian, literary critic, Book Lust host and devoted reader, Nancy Pearl will be discussing her new book The Writer's Library, an intimate, moving and insightful collection of interviews with our great literary figures. She will be in conversation with Folio's Lillian Dabney.
Tue, Oct 06
Online Event via Zoom
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.
Tue, Oct 13
Online Event Via Zoom
My Unforgotten Seattle By Ron Chew
Folio Seattle and University of Washington Press are delighted to host award winning reporter, editor and feature writer Carey Quan Gelernter in an interview with Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew about his book My Unforgotten Seattle.
Thu, Oct 15
Online Event via Zoom
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
Mon, Oct 19
Online Event Via Zoom
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).
Wed, Oct 21
Online Event via Zoom
Author Study: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
Wed, Oct 28
Online Event Via Zoom
Election 2020: Who's Going To Win?
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.
Tue, Nov 03
Online Event via Zoom
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.
Wed, Nov 18
Online Event via Zoom
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.
Tue, Dec 01
Online Event via Zoom
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.
Thu, Dec 03
Online Event Via Zoom
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
Wed, Dec 23
Online Event via Zoom
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.

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