Northwest Asian Weekly
January 1, 2017 By Northwest Asian Weekly 2 Comments
Karen Junker says
August 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Readerfest 2017 – Celebrate the Gift of Story and Indigenous Voices at Seattle’s Magnuson Park!
The Brig at Magnuson Park
Saturday, September 9, 2017
11 AM-6 PM
FREE! Open to the Public!
Join beloved local storytellers and authors from around the world at our all-day festival at Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA. The event runs from 11 AM – 6 PM and has both indoors and outdoors events for all ages: live music, creative activities for kids, thought-provoking panels with noteworthy authors, and a wealth of diversity in our participants and vendors, this event will showcase stories and the storytellers who create them from around the world.
With headliner Nisi Shawl, Nebula finalist for 2016, and Salina Yoon, author of more than 100 children’s books, we’ll have dozens of authors from all genres (from fantasy to steampunk, from non-fiction to poetry, and more). Many publishers will be here from across the country to showcase their books and talk with our guests about the industry.
Last Leaf Productions will perform The Magic Hat, an original children’s play produced in conjunction with the Shapiro Foundation for Anti-Racist Education. Musical concerts by the legendary Jim Valley, blues rising star Billy Mockingbird and many other musicians and performers joining us throughout the day. Fun activities are planned for children including face painting, crafts, and having a special time with Salina Yoon.
Food trucks Tabassum and Green Tree will be on site for lunch or tasty treats and many more to be announced!
We are STILL confirming more participants!
Readerfest is a nonprofit organization in Washington formed for the purpose of creating more free literary events in Seattle that are fun for all ages. See this recent interview in The Seattle Review of Books: http://www.seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2017/07/24/save-the-date-saturday-september-9th-is-readerfest-a-free-and-family-friendly-book-festival-at-magnuson-park/
Stan Shikuma says
May 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm
Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation present:
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 29, 2017
10:100 AM – 11:00 AM
Lake View Cemetery
1554 15th Avenue East
Keynote Speaker: Lt General Gary J. Volesky, US Army
Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Every year since 1946, the NVC has held a Memorial Day Service to honor Japanese American and other veterans who gave their service – and too often their very lives – in duty to our country. Over the years it has become one of the oldest and largest Memorial Day services in the Northwest, with several hundred gathering by the Nisei War Memorial, a 22-foot tall granite obelisk inscribed with the sites of major campaigns of WW II in Europe and the Pacific as well as the names of KIA from the Spanish-Amerian War, WW I, WW II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam and Granada.
This year we are pleased to have the new Commander of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lt General Gary J. Volesky, join us as our keynote speaker. The program will start with a presentation of colors by the Seattle Buddhist Temple Boy Scout Troop 252, prayers and meditations from both Christian and Buddhist perspectives, our Keynote speech, and end with a presentation of floral wreaths by over a dozen community and veterans organizations in memory of our fallen heroes.
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