Karen Joy Fowler
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Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.
Hedgebrook and The Seattle Public Library are partnering with The Elliott Bay Book Co. for this event. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Join us for an intimate conversation with best-selling Hedgebrook authors Ruth Ozeki and Karen Joy Fowler. Description:
Enjoy scenes from Ruth Ozeki's new novel, "A Tale for the Time Being" and Karen Joy Fowler's new novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," brought to life by local actors. After the readings, join us for a question and answer session facilitated by Hedgebrook’s executive director, Amy Wheeler.
Ozeki is a filmmaker-turned-novelist-turned-Zen-Buddhist-priest. Her first novels, "My Year of Meats" and "All Over Creation," were both New York Times Notable Books and garnered critical acclaim for their ability to integrate science, technology, environmental politics and global popular culture into unique hybrid narrative forms. A long-time meditator, Ozeki was ordained as a Soto Zen Buddhist priest in 2010.
Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. "Sarah Canary" won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian; "Sister Noon" was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner; and "The Jane Austen Book Club" was a New York Times bestseller. Her collection, "What I Didn’t See," recently won the 2010 World Fantasy Award. A frequent teacher at the Squaw Valley and Clarion Workshops, Fowler has taught Hedgebrook Master Classes on Fiction and storytelling.
Hedgebrook is a literary nonprofit that supports the work of visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. Founded in 1988, Hedgebrook hosts a global community of writers at their Whidbey Island retreat.