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Seattle Writes: Writing Circle with Hugo House @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Description Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing. Jeanine Walker will be facilitating the West Seattle Branch writing circles.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Class Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Bring a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

Words, Writers, West Seattle: May 2018, ‘The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons’ @ Southwest Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Co-authors Professor David Skover and Professor Ronald Collins jump into the perennial debate over the political neutrality of judges.

Despite widespread popular support of the ideal of the apolitical judge, Skover and Collins argue that this ideal is a fantasy. They ask us to assume that judges are political and need advice on how to be effective political actors. Here they turn to a classic book on political strategy, Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” In their view, our debates over judicial nominees and sitting judges should recognize that the law is inseparable from realpolitik.

Professor Skover teaches at Seattle University School of Law and lectures in the fields of federal constitutional law, federal courts, free speech and mass communications theory.
Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This program is part of the Words, Writers and West Seattle series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Historical Society.

Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings.
Books will be available for purchase.

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