I’m thrilled to be heading this week for Seattle – which I’m on record as admitting is one of my all-time favorite cities – to take part in the Seattle Reads program. This year Seattle Reads has selected my novel Little Bee. It goes without saying that I’m very honored and excited about it.
On Friday, May 13th the Book-It Repertory Theatre will perform a staged reading from “Little Bee” adapted and directed by Annie Lareau, and I will join the adapter/director and cast for a discussion with the audience from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The organizers say: “Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, 206-386-4636. Tickets and reservations are not required. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Limited parking will be available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.”
Later on Friday, May 13th I’ll be discussing “Little Bee” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., again at Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, 206-386-4636. The organizers say: “No tickets are required. The Library will close at its regular Friday time at 6 p.m. and will reopen the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. Limited parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $5 after 5 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.”
In addition to these two events, I’ll be at four branch library locations across the city to meet all comers, to chat about books in general and mine in particular, and to answer any and all questions. The organizers say: “Doors will be open 30 minutes before each branch event. Limited free parking and street parking is available at branch libraries.” Times and locations for these events are:
- 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 – Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Room 4106, 206-386-4636
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 – Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539
- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 – Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 – Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
If you can make it to any of these events, I will be delighted to meet you!