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Thursday, March 20 at 7 PM

Don't miss an exciting discussion with Outside correspondent Peter Stark (The Last Empty Spaces), who has written a harrowing saga of how the first American settlement was established in the Pacific Northwest. His new book Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition - which took place just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition.


Murder in PigalleCARA BLACK
Murder in Pigalle
Tuesday, March 25 at 7 PM

It is a hot, sticky June, 1998 in Paris, and a pregnant P.I. Aimee Leduc is trying to slow her hectic lifestyle. But when a serial rapist terrorizes the Pigalle neighborhood, and Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favorite cafe, disappears, Aimee gets involved.

The Long Blue RoomJOAN GELFAND
Reading from their Latest Collections
Thursday, March 27 at 7 PM

Join us for an evening of poetry with local poets Joan Gelfand, Jack & Adelle Foley and Clara Hsu.

Joan, author of A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams and Seeking Center, will read from her new collection, The Long Blue Room.

Jack and Adelle Foley will read from Jack's collection Eyes. A mentor to both Joan Gelfand and Clara Hsu, Jack recently launched Poetry Hotel Press with Clara. He is the author of The Dancer and the Dance and Visions & Affiliations: California Poetry 1940-2005.

Clara will read from her collection of prose and poetry, Babouche Impromptu.


The Cooked Seed ANCHEE MIN
The Cooked Seed
Thursday, April 3 at 7 PM
Now in paperback!

Meet Anchee Min, author of the internationally bestselling memoir Red Azalea, who will read from her eagerly awaited sequel, The Cooked Seed (now available in paperback). Min shares the next chapter of her life, an immigrant story that takes her from the violence and deprivation of her homeland China to the sudden bounty of America - without language, money or a clear path.

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