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Pierce County READS: Sherman Alexie

PC Reads horizontal logo 2016Be part of the ninth annual community reads program sponsored by the Pierce County Library System and The News Tribune. This year’s Pierce County READS author is Sherman Alexie. As a community partner with the Pierce County Library System, the Puyallup Public Library will again be participating in this annual community read. Pierce County READS will start March 6th and run through April 29th. The program will include free community events throughout the county.

This year’s choice is author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie, and the program is featuring five of the author’s most celebrated titles. The award winning writer connects readers around the world to the American Indian experience, making them laugh, cry, and think through his semi-autobiographical writings. His novels, such as Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and The Toughest Indian in the World, have won numerous awards and accolades, including Booklist’s Editor’s Choice Award, the PEN/Malamud Award and Publishers Weekly’s Book of the Year. The National Book Award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was named the best Young Adult Book of all time by Time magazine.

Multiple copies of these award winning titles will be on display in the library for checkout during March and April.

In addition to book and film discussions, a full slate of programs highlighting themes in Alexie’s books is also part of this year’s PC READS. Event schedules will be available on March 7th. The culminating event will be a FREE talk and book signing on Friday, April 29th, at 7:00 pm at the McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood 98499.

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Talk, share and participate in free events during Pierce County READS. Pierce County Library System, The News Tribune, and several community partners offer free events for you to further engage in this community-wide program.  You can find a list of community events by clicking here.

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Meet the Author

PC Reads Alexie headshotPoet, novelist, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie is also a talented speaker and comic. You won’t want to miss the culmination to the 2016 Pierce County READS program; Alexie will speak and sign books at this FREE event. Books will be available for purchase. This event will take place at McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, on Friday, April 29th at 7 pm.

Live streaming of this presentation available at Bonney Lake, Key Center and Orting Pierce County Libraries.

Pierce County Library and The News Tribune present Pierce County READS, sponsored by KeyBank Foundation and the McGavick Conference Center. Please visit Pierce County READS @ for more information on the author and the full schedule of free community events taking place.