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February 18, 2018

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Release Date: 06/11/2014

Christopher Barzak reads from 'Before and Afterlives' June 25 at The Seattle Public Library

Christopher Barzak

Author Christopher Barzak will read from his latest collection of stories, "Before and Afterlives," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Room 2, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room.


Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


"Before and Afterlives" features tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness, including a woman falling in love with a haunted house, a beached mermaid substituted for a missing daughter, and more.


Barzak also wrote the Crawford Fantasy Award-winning novel "One for Sorrow," which has been made into the Sundance feature film "Jamie Marks is Dead." He teaches fiction writing in the Northwest Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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