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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SHELFTALK Nightstand Reads: Seattle author Sharon H. Chang shares from her bookpile(s)

this piece originally appeared on Shelf Talk and is reposted here with permission

Dear Readers,

First. Truth. I’ve got books on my nightstand but I don’t read at night. I mostly read in the early, early morning before the sun comes up; when the air outside is quiet, still and fresh; when cars are parked, the hustle bustle of the day hasn’t begun and most people are still sound asleep; most importantly my six-year-old son is still sound asleep. And I keep books all over the house. On my nightstand yes. But also on shelves, counters, in book bags, unopened and opened boxes, upstairs and downstairs, half-read, read twice, never read, will read later, reading now. In my head I have a rule “one book at a time, finish first then the next.” But in reality that never works out. There is - to simply put the simple truth - just too much exciting stuff to read and not always the perfect time to read it in.

So what’s in my for-the-morning nightstand/all-over-the-house piles right now?

YOU'RE INVITED! Raising Mixed Race @ Central Library, Seattle

That's a wrap! Please join me for the LAST STOP on the Raising Mixed Race book tour!!! (sniff) Poetry, dance, performance and an author talk by me to celebrate my journey over the last year with this book and many amazing collaborators. You really don't want to miss this one at an incredible venue, Seattle's world-known Central Library, with an incredible lineup.

Central Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Doors open 6:30p.

Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Books and band merchandise will be available for purchase. This event will be recorded for future podcast.

Poetry / ANIS GISELE ~ Anis is a queer immigrant writer, by way of Manila, Philippines. Her work is celebrated as much as it is minimized and/or blindly consumed. She is a 2016 Everyday Feminism fellow, a 2016 VONA/Voices fellow (fiction), and a 2016 King Country Artist for Equity and Social Justice (poetry).

Afrofuturism: Amalgamation / LUZVIMINDA "LULU" UZURI CARPENTER ~ also known as Ms. Lulu, Ate "Big Sister" Lulu, and #LuluNation... is an artist, educator, consultant, cultural and youth worker, producer, community organizer and strategist. She is the Seattle Girls' School Performance Studies Teacher & Resident Artist; Hollow Earth Radio Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator & Anti-Oppression Consultant; Radio Host of LuluNation + Crew; Co-Chair of the City of Seattle LGBT Commission; and was an Ambassador for On the Boards (OtB). She shows her commitment and love towards Duwamish territory through projects with UZURI* Consulting & Productions, and weaves intersections of community, nonprofits, business, and organizing through Green Bodies & WonderLab. You can find her on instagram and twitter @LuluNation206 and #LuluNation via social media.


Dance / ANGEL "MOONYEKA" LANGLEY ~ Moonyeka is a young Filipina-American street dancer and choreographer and recent dance graduate from the University of Washington. She has been a teaching artist teaching ballet/modern/hip hop at Rainier Dance Center, Remix Dance Team at My World Dance and Fitness Studio, Arts Corps as a resident artist, at Mt. View Elementary and other Seattle elementary schools, D&G Dance Studios, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, and local community centers. Moonyeka has also collaborated and organized with Youth Speaks Seattle, Moksha, Arts Corps, Anak Bayan, and the Seattle dance scene.