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Release Date: 07/31/2014

Susan Carr reads and performs songs from 'The Ballad Of Desiree' Aug. 23 at the Queen Anne Branch Library

Susan Carr

Author Susan Carr will read and sing songs from her novel "The Ballad of Desiree" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Street parking is available near the branch.


Desiree is a 22-year-old, free spirited singer who travels the logging roads of Idaho and Washington. She falls in love, becomes pregnant and then must decide whether to take the leap for a singing career in Los Angeles. "The Ballad of Desiree" is a coming-of-age novel that includes a look at Seattle's music scene in the 1970s.


Carr is a playwright, screenwriter, professional actress and singer performing in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Her TV credits include "The Practice" and "Gilmore Girls." Carr is vocal coach to many Grammy-nominated musicians such as Macklemore, Alice in Chains and Alien Ant Farm, as well as local bands Hey Marseilles, Minus the Bear and Pickwick. "The Ballad of Desiree" is Carr's first novel. Carr lives in Queen Anne.


Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Queen Anne Branch at 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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