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Seattle, WA 98122 United States

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June 2017

MK Czerwiec “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV Unit 371”

June 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States

Please join Short Run Seattle, Elliott Bay Books, and Graphic Medicine for a presentation by and conversation with MK Czerwiec (also known as Comic Nurse) in support of her new graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371. In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns pulls…

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November 2018

Jason Lutes “Berlin” Book Release & Talk

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Jason Lutes is visiting from Vermont with his epic new graphic novel of the collected BERLIN, published by Drawn & Quarterly. Hosting this event along with Elliott Bay Book Company, is Megan Kelso, a local cartoonist, Short Run Board member, and good friend of Lutes'! It will be a happy reunion! BERLIN is a 20 year literary masterpiece of historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascist extremism in 1930s Germany. Rather than focus…

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February 2019

Seattle Homecoming: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s Sketchtasy

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Welcome Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore back from her cross-country tour on Feb. 21st, 7 pm at Elliot Bay Book Company and celebrate the release of her new novel SKETCHTASY! Reading with signing to follow. Free & open to the public. Set in Boston, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s SKETCHTASY takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart—it’s an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-‘90s. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SKETCHTASY: "Every sentence…

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March 2019

Books: Mesha Maren: Sugar Run

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Set in rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s novel, Sugar Run (Algonquin) begins as Jodi, released from prison after serving 18 years of a life sentence for manslaughter, meets and falls in love with a troubled young mother. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. “Sugar Run is a shining debut. This is a book that loves its wounded characters and troubled places, and in so deeply loving, it finds a terrible truth and beauty where…

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Sarah Schulman with Nicola Griffith @ Elliott Bay Book

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Novelist, playwright and cultural critic Sarah Schulman’s novel, Maggie Terry (Feminist Press), is the story of a woman who wants nothing more than to slowly rebuild her life in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. But her first day on the job as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a sensational new case: actress strangled. If Maggie is going to solve this mystery, she’ll have to shake the ghosts—dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit—that…

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May 2019

Andrea Lawlor with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Northampton-based writer Andrea Lawlor’s novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, which was originally published by Rescue Press. The novel, a finalist for both the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards (now being re-released in a new edition by Vintage), in set during the 1990s, the era of Identity Politics, ACT UP and Queer Nation. “Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has…

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August 2019

100 Times with Chavisa Woods & Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join us at Elliott Bay Book Company to celebrate the release of 100 TIMES: A MEMOIR OF SEXISM by Chavisa Woods. Author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will join Chavisa for a reading and conversation. ABOUT THE BOOK: The first non-fiction book by Shirley Jackson Awards-winning author and three-time Lambda Literary Finalist, Chavisa Woods, "100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism" presents one hundred personal stories of sexism, harassment, discrimination, and assault. Recounting her experiences with sexist discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence—beginning…

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September 2019

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, Midnight Release

September 9, 2019 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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We can think of few novels that have the anticipation going for them that Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), does, such that we will do a special midnight, on-sale opening for this sequel to her all-too-timely 1985 classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. No one has had a chance to get an early peek at this, so here, Margaret Atwood’s own words: “Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this…

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Carley Moore with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Carley Moore joins us this afternoon to read from The Not Wives (Feminist Press) a novel of sex-positive awakening and burgeoning political resistance, set in Occupy-era New York City. “The Not Wives is gritty, sexy, very queer, literary social realism that's up-all-night compelling—just what I want from a novel set in NYC in the time of Occupy, with its sprawling cast of adjuncts, bartenders, poets, single parents, little kids, homeless teenagers, and serious organizers embroiled in various romantic and economic…

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October 2019

Augusten Burroughs: Toil & Trouble

October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Augusten Burroughs’ Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, This is How and other books are longtime favorites and we’re pleased to invite him back to read from his new book, Toil & Trouble (St. Martin’s). “For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all…

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November 2019

Alvin Orloff and Trebor Healey Reading Together in Seattle

November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Alvin and Trebor share their latest books..... Alvin Orloff began writing in 1977, while still a teenager, penning lyrics for The Blowdryers, an early San Francisco punk band. He spent the 1980s working as a telemarketer and exotic dancer while concurrently attending U.C. Berkeley and performing with The Popstitutes, a somewhat absurd performance art/homocore band. In 1990 he and his bandmates founded Klubstitute, a floating queer cabaret devoted to the ideal of cultural democracy that featured spoken word, theater, drag,…

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