Thursday, May 30, 2013

Readings this weekend for With the Lapps in the High Mountains

With the Lapps had a lovely launch at the Nordic Heritage Museum May 21 in Seattle. The crowd responded to Emilie Demant Hatt's writing in the best possible way, by laughing at times and leaning forward at other times, caught up in her adventure driving a reindeer in hard, snowy conditions. It was a great honor and pleasure to be able to introduce this remarkable woman to English speakers. I also showed some slides of Emilie's photographs and artwork. Again, I was thrilled to see how the audience responded to her as an artist, as well as a writer and ethnographer.

This weekend I'm lucky enough to have the pleasure again of talking about Emilie. I'll be reading tomorrow night at the always effervescent Swedish Club in Seattle. Somehow, I just love that place, and the view from the dining room, where the event takes place, is spectacular.

On Saturday, June 1, I'll be at Elliott Bay Books, also in Seattle, and one of my favorite bookstores in the world. That's in the afternoon.

Information for both readings, and for a couple of upcoming readings around Puget Sound, are in the post below. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

With the Lapps Event Schedule around Puget Sound

Today is the official publication day for With the Lapps in the High Mountains by Emilie Demant Hatt, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. I'm thrilled to see this fantastic book finally available to an English-reading audience.

I'm heading off to San Francisco tomorrow for the Scandinavian Studies conference, where I'll present a paper on her: "My Nomad Year": From Tourist to Participant-Observer--Emilie Demant Hatt Among the Sami 1907-8.

Below is the schedule for readings from the book in the Puget Sound area. I'm especially looking forward to the launch May 21 at the Nordic Heritage Museum. If you live nearby, please join me in celebrating With the Lapps!

Seattle Book Launch
Nordic Heritage Museum
Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Swedish Cultural Center
Friday, May 31, 7 pm
1920 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-1090

Elliott Bay Book Company
Saturday, June 1, 2 pm
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

Village Books
Thursday, June 13, 7 pm
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-2626

The Writers’ Workshoppe
Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm
234 Taylor St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368