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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 25 March 2009

Learn about the history of African-American writers in Washington state and hear readings from local authors at "Something to Say: Washington African-American Small Presses and Authors" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at The Seattle Public Library, Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way.
The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Street parking is available.
Local author and historian Ester Mumford will discuss the history of African-American writers and small presses in Washington state. Many writings by African-Americans have been published by small presses and self-publishing. Following Mumford's talk, local writers from the African-American Writers Alliance will read from their work.
Mumford has written the books, "Seattle's Black Victorians, 1852-1901," "Seven Stars and Orion: Reflections of the Past," "Calabash: A Guide to the History, Culture and Art of African Americans in Seattle and King County, Washington" and "The Man Who Founded a Town." She is currently conducting research on the presence of African-Americans in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the world's fair that took place in Seattle in 1909. She lives in Seattle.
For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4074.

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