Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Monday, September 21, 2009

after the prophet

7:00 PM – John Crowley: Fantastic Fiction Salon
Richard Hugo House
“Three-time World Fantasy Award winner and recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, John Crowley is the author of eleven novels, including the classic “Little, Big.” Crowley will read from and sign his new novel, “Four Freedoms.”” – RHH

7:00 PM – Lesley Hazelton: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia – Sunni Split in Islam
University Temple Church
“…Americans in general, and our politicians in particular, often can’t tell Sunni from Shi’ites. With the publication of this outstanding book, we no longer have any excuse. Hazleton (Jezebel) ties today’s events to their ancient roots, resurrecting seventh century Arabia with reverence and vivid immediacy … The battle to name Muhammad’s successor is gripping—but it is Hazleton’s ability to link the past and present that distinguishes this book … anyone with an interest in the Middle East, U.S. – international relations or a profound story masterfully told will be well served by this exceptional book.” – Publishers Weekly

7:00 PM – Nicolette Bromberg: Picturing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: The Photographs of Frank H. Nowell
University Bookstore U-District

7:30 PM – Janet O. Dallett: Listening to the Rhino: Violence and Healing in a Scientific Age
Elliott Bay Book Co.
“Dr. Dallett brings to bear science and intuition, weaving a tapestry of both theory and living examples to instruct as well as emotionally involve the reader. As an analyst, I always find her books provocative and illuminating. She is no ungrounded Pollyanna, but rather a shamaness who offers compassionate guidance into the dark forest—and knows when she must let us find our own way.” – Nicholas French, Ph.D

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