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Release Date: 03/25/2013

The Seattle Public Library hosts dramatic readings from 'Stories for Boys' for 2013 Seattle Reads

Seattle Reads

The Seattle Public Library will host dramatic readings from Gregory Martin's "Stories for Boys" adapted and directed by Laura Ferri and performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre at three Library locations.


The readings are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.  Free parking is available at the branches. Paid parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Times and locations are listed below.

  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 22 at the Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. The Central Library will close at its regular Saturday time at 6 p.m. and reopen at the Fourth Ave. entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Author Gregory Martin will take part in a discussion following the performance.

In 1998, The Seattle Public Library launched a program to get Seattleites reading and discussing the same book. "Seattle Reads" is now an annual event and has been widely emulated in cities, states and countries around the world. In this 15th year of the series, The Seattle Public Library has selected "Stories for Boys," a memoir by author Gregory Martin. The book details Martin's struggle in coming to terms with revelations of his father's homosexuality following an attempted suicide, and relates humorous stories about parenting two young sons mixed with memories of his own happy childhood with the father he thought he knew.


Seattle Reads is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation. Additional support comes from Hawthorne Books, The Elliott Bay Book Co., University Book Store, Third Place Books, North Seattle Community College, and media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio.


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

For more information contact:


Linda Johns, Coordinator for Washington Center for the Book

Andra Addison, communications director

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