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Elissa Washuta discusses 'Seattle's Fremont and the Centerless Universe' Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Elissa Washuta discusses 'Seattle's Fremont and the Centerless Universe'
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryElissa Washuta used the Northwest tower of Seattle’s Fremont Bridge as an office where she researched and wrote a literary work based on the history of the Puget Sound. Washuta presents part of this work.
DescriptionDuring 2016’s summer months, Seattle-based writer Elissa Washuta used the Northwest tower of Seattle’s Fremont Bridge as a private office from which she researched and wrote a literary work based on the history of the Puget Sound region, paying special attention to Seattle’s waterways, bridges, and spirits. Elissa will present part of this work, and will discuss her residency with local writer Anca Szilagyi.

Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Elissa holds an MFA from The University of Washington and currently serves as the undergraduate adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. This residency project was funded by SDOT’s 1% for Art Funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.

Anca Szilagyi is a Brooklynite living in Seattle. Her fiction appears in Gastronomica, Fairy Tale Review, Washington City Paper, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Jewish in Seattle, Kirkus,and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from Made at Hugo House, Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. The Stranger hailed Anca as one of the "fresh new faces in Seattle fiction."
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NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with the Office of Arts and Culture and University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $7 for the day.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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