8:00 pm20:00

Kirkland Performance Center

Author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie connects readers to the American Indian experience, making them laugh, cry, and think through his semi-autobiographical writings. He will be speaking at KPC on his newest topic, Security, Sovereignty, Selfishness: How to be a 21st Century American Nomad.

7:30 pm19:30

Seattle Arts & Lectures

  • Town Hall

This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves Series. Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter will host a live recording of their podcast, "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." Karen Russell is the featured guest. Live music and additional guests to be announced!

This series is in partnership with novelist, poet, and playwright Sherman Alexie. He has published 25 books, including The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and War Dances. His most recent work is a children's book called Thunder Boy Jr.

Jess Walter, a National Book Award finalist and recipient of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, is the author of six novels including Beautiful Ruins and The Zero, the short story collection We Live in Water, and a nonfiction book on the Ruby Ridge Siege, Every Knee Shall Bow.

Karen Russell, novelist and short story writer, is one of today's most celebrated and vital writers. Her first collection of short stories, St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, was longlisted for the Guardian first book award. Her novel, Swamplandia! was longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize and shortlisted for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent work, a collection of lavishly imagined short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, was published in the same year she won a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant." Her short stories have also been featured in publications such as The Best American Short Stories, Granta, The New Yorker, and Oxford American. A native of Miami, Russell currently lives in Portland, OR.

More guests to be announced.

7:00 pm19:00


  • Town Hall

Please join leaders of progressive organizations in and around Seattle for an evening of reflection, reaction, and hope as we look ahead to our plans and work under the future Administration. 


Sherman Alexie
Ijeoma Oluo
Sonya Renee
Casa Latina
One America
Washington Conservation Voters
…and others

On the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration, we will gather together to share thoughts, hear from our local leaders about the challenges they expect, and engage in a discussion of how we may work together in the years ahead.

Doors Open 5:30pm, VIP Reception 6:00pm, Program 7:00pm

5:00 pm17:00

Dar Williams w/Sherman Alexie

  • The Triple Door

5pm Show - Doors open and dinner service begins 60 minutes prior to showtime {All Ages}
8pm Show - Doors open and dinner service begins 30 minutes prior to showtime {All Ages}

Town Hall Seattle
7:30 pm19:30

Town Hall Seattle

  • Town Hall Seattle

Tim Egan, Jess Walter, and Sherman Alexie

The Other NBA

On the eve of the season opener for the NBA (National Basketball Association), Town Hall celebrates “The Other NBA,” bringing together three National Book Award winners and finalists to have an improvised conversation about life, longing, basketball, writing, and whatever else comes up. It will be a discussion full of humor and insights from three of the Northwest’s most notable and beloved writers: Tim Egan, Jess Walter, and Sherman Alexie.

BookCon - Chicago, IL
11:00 am11:00

BookCon - Chicago, IL

  • BookCon


Panel "We Need Diverse Books Presents: Love & Loss in Children's Literature" (11:00 AM – W475)
Panel "The Power of Storytelling with Sherman Alexie, Meg Cabot and Kate DiCamillo” (3:15 PM - Downtown Stage)
Signing (4:30 PM to 5:30 PM)