Here are some author appearances for the week of Aug. 4-10.
It’s hot out! Go inside and hear an author speak. Here are some possibilities for the week; for full listings, visit the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.
As part of the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, Dungy is here with her new collections of poetry (“Trophic Cascade”) and prose (“Guide to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History”). 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Elliott Bay Book Co.
Julie Grossman and Therese Grisham
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Ida Lupino, who began her career as an actress and later became one of the few female director/producers working in 1950s Hollywood, was a fascinating figure in film history. A new book by Grossman and UW alum Grisham, “Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition,” explores her legacy; the authors will discuss it at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at University Book Store.
Glen Erik Hamilton
Seattle native Hamilton is back with his latest Van Shaw mystery, “Every Day Above Ground”; he’ll read at 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Federal Way Library.
The author of “Breaking Up with God: A Love Story” returns with her latest nonfiction work, “Draw Your Weapons,” in which she reflects on war and peace by telling the true stories of two men: a World War II conscientious objector and a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib. 7 p.m. Aug. 8, Elliott Bay Book Co., and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island.
Jastrow, a longtime television producer and recent film director (2015’s “The Squeeze”), is in town with his debut novel, “The Trial of Prisoner 043.” The book imagines the prosecutions of former President George W. Bush for war crimes in connection with the Iraq war. Jastrow will be joined by his wife, Academy Award-nominated actress Anne Archer (“Fatal Attraction”), who founded the nonprofit Artists for Human Rights. 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at University Book Store, and 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Jemc’s haunted-house novel “The Grip of It” sounds thoroughly creepy — but that’s what you want in a haunted-house novel, right? She’ll read at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Elliott Bay Book Co., joined by local author Tara Atkinson (“Bedtime Stories”).
A local volunteer with Seattle Mountain Rescue, Loewen talks about her work in “Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue.” 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Carnation Library.
Harpham, a playwright, is in town with her memoir, “Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After,” about her own unexpected family. 7 p.m. Aug. 10, University Book Store.
The Seattle writer and illustrator will speak about his new book, “Trench Talk/Trench Life: A Beginner’s Guide to World War One.” 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Ravenna Third Place Books.
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