AdvertisementThe 7 contributors to the collection "Writing While Masked," a local authors’ book of recollections about the early days of the pandemic, are booked for Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM! This is a unique opportunity to listen to a lively discussion and meet all the authors while they all still reside in WA.
Each week, seven writers--all retired from professional careers--spend two hours together. The purpose of their gathering is to discuss what they wrote the previous week. For a number of years prior to 2020, the group met in their homes over coffee. The pandemic changed that. Members could not hug at Zoom meetings. Then in May, a white policeman pressed his knee to a Black man's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Other officers looked on with chilling nonchalance as he pleaded, I can't breathe. A teenager captured it all on her cellphone, and the world exploded. The process of putting down their thoughts about the cascading events of the year helped the group weather the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Inside "Writing While Masked" are personal pieces--writings of the moment, essays that reflect, and poems that express raw emotion. They include thoughts about what the authors experienced and learned, and what they want for the future. Most of all, they are words of hope.
This event is free to attend, though registration is required through the link provided. If you have questions about this event, please contact us at [email protected] Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstore!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE,Seattle,WA,United States, Seattle, United States