The Seattle Public Library’s author programs, book discussions and community dialogues this July includes Daniel James Brown in conversation with Tom Ikeda about his new book “Facing the Mountain.”

The events at Central Library will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance; check the event description at for registration and links. All events are free and open to the public.



From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 10.Virtual Writers Read – online: This monthly reading series features local writers reading from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. It is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23 Daniel James Brown, Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki Discuss “Facing the Mountain” ­-- Central Library and online: Bestselling author Daniel James Brown (“The Boys in the Boat”) will talk with Densho’s Executive Director Tom Ikeda and Michael Shiosaki about Brown’s latest book, “Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II.” Presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and Densho, this event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation.

From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26 Clarion West Presents Annalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders -- Central Library and online: Science journalist Annalee Newitz, author of “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age” and the novels “The Future of Another Timeline,” and Lambda-Award winning “Autonomous,” will read with Charlie Jane Anders, author of “Victories Greater Than Death.” Anders’ TED Talk, “Go Ahead, Dream About the Future,” earned 700,000 views in its first week. Newitz and Anders also co-host the podcast “Our Opinions Are Correct.” Presented in partnership with University Book Store, this event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation and Seattle City of Literature.

For more information, contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at