WSBA Author Events

Washington State Book Award Winner Tae Keller; Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone Apr. 26, 12:30 p.m. online with Erika Miller of The Seattle Public Library. there is a photo of Tae Keller smiling at the camera and a picture of the book cover for Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone with the WSBA winner seal on it.

Tae Keller in conversation with librarian Erika Miller of The Seattle Public Library
Online, April 26, 12:30 p.m. Register here.

text reads: Washington State Book Award Winner Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe, Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk. April 29, 9:30 a.m. online and in person at Spokane Community College. The book cover and a photo of the authro in a Wipers t-shirt are included.

Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe in person at Spokane Community College (Lair Auditorium, Building 6) and online, April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Register for the online event here.

Past Events (2023 WSBA Winners):

J. Kenji López-Alt at the Central Branch of The Seattle Public Library on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. as filmed by The Seattle Channel.

Past Events (2022 WSBA Winners):
text reads: Washington State Book Award Winner, Margaret Owen Little Thieves. Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. in person at The Seattle Public Library South Branch and online. There is an image of Margaret Owen and the book cover for Little ThievesMargaret Owen in person at the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library and streaming live online. 

Kate Lebo in person at the Spokane Public Library’s Liberty Park Branch and streaming live online. Audio recording.

Sharon Hashimoto in-person at the KCLS Tukwila Branch and streaming live via Zoom, April 8, 2 p.m.

Elsa Sjunneson live in-person at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) and streaming live via Zoom, April 6, 7 p.m. 
Seattle Channel recording.

E. Lily Yu was in conversation with WSBA Judge and KCLS Librarian Jenna Zarzycki at SPL’s Central Branch, Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m. (no recording available)

text reads: 2022 Washington State Book Award Winner Sundee Frazier. Might Inside. There is a black and white photo of Sundee smiling and looking up with a tree behind her. There is an image of the book cover with the WSBA winner seal and the junior library guild selection seal.
Sundee Frazier spoke at Cascade Elementary School in Renton on Feb. 9.
Here is a special video we put together aftewards.


Lynda Mapes in-person at SPL’s Central Branch and live online via Zoom, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. 


Jennifer Bradbury in-person at Burlington Public Library and recorded Nov. 5, 2022
via Washington State Library YouTube Channel

Past Events (2021 WSBA Winners):

E.J. Koh in Conversation with Zola Mumford recorded live Dec. 1, 2021
via The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Take a Stand: Art Against Hate, A Raven Chronicles Anthology recorded live Dec. 9, 2021
via The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Jennifer Longo in Conversation with Claudia Rowe recorded live on Dec. 15, 2021
via The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Jess Walter in Conversation with Sheri Boggs recorded live on Jan. 19, 2022
via The Seattle Public Library YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Clyde W. Ford recorded live on Jan. 26, 2022
via The Seattle Public Library YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Jennifer Haupt recorded live on Feb. 2, 2022
via The Seattle Public Library YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Jennifer K. Mann in Conversation with Erika Miller released on Feb. 8, 2022
via The Seattle Public Library YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)
Sarah Kapit in Conversation with Jenn Carter released on March 8, 2022
via The Seattle Public Library YouTube Channel
via Washington State Library’s Niche Academy (free Niche Academy registration req’d)

Past Events (2020 WSBA Winners)

Karl Marlantes: Deep River
Paisley Rekdal: Nightingale
Aaron Bobrow-Strain: The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story
Eric Liu: Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy 
Eric Scigliano:The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World 
Bridget Beth Collins: Flora Forager ABC
Clare Hodgson Meeker: Growing Up Gorilla
Brittney Morris: Slay

We are grateful to the Amazon Literary Partnership for their generous support of the Washington State Book Awards.