Kazuo Ishiguro in Seattle

Monday, March 30, 7-8:30 pm Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium In person, Kazuo Ishiguro is funny.  He started off his book reading by saying the following: "I'm going to read the first three pages of my book, not because these are the best passages in the book, but because they happen to be the first … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro in Seattle

An Evening with Cary Elwes–Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7 pm

The date in the title will tell you how far behind I am in my blog posts.  Originally, Elwes was supposed to be at Town Hall on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30, but the date conflicted with something else, and so my money was refunded, the venue was moved to the UW Bookstore , the … Continue reading An Evening with Cary Elwes–Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7 pm

Scalzi in Seattle

UW Bookstore Wednesday, September 3 7 pm I first heard of John Scalzi when I came across his blog, Whatever.  I don't remember how I found the blog.  It was either recommended by WordPress or Wil Wheaton.  Scalzi is so prolific that a few months after subscribing to his blog, I opted out of email … Continue reading Scalzi in Seattle

An Evening with Ursula K. Le Guin and Roger Dorband

Roger Dorband and Ursula K. Le Guin in the Microsoft Auditorium Ursula K. Le Guin does not look famous. 81 years old, thin but not frail, with enough hair to cover her scalp and neck but not dangle past it, she looks like someone's grandmother. If you passed by her in the grocery store, you'd … Continue reading An Evening with Ursula K. Le Guin and Roger Dorband

An Afternoon with Rieko Matsuura

Most of you reading this post have no idea who Rieko Matsuura is.  If I had not gone to Japan, I would have no idea who Rieko Matsuura is.  In fact, even now, I only know that she is a Japanese writer in her early fifties who wrote a scandalous book back in 1993 about … Continue reading An Afternoon with Rieko Matsuura