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Release Date: 07/03/2013

Samuel R. Delany discusses 'Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders' July 23 at The Seattle Public Library

Samuel R. Delany

Science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany will talk about his latest novel, "Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


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


"Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders" spans the recent past to the future, following the main character from age 17 to old age as he journeys to a utopian community created by a gay black millionaire.


Delany's work has explored issues of race, sexuality and genre for decades. He has won four Nebula awards, two Hugo awards and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay writing. Delany is director of the graduate creative writing program at Temple University in Philadelphia.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with University Book Store and the Clarion West Writers Workshop. 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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