July 10 at 1 PM: Listen to the Trees Book Reading and Signing with Sean Petrie

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to announce that we’ll be joined by our friend Sean Petrie for an in-person book reading and signing on Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 PM. Petrie will deliver a short reading from his award-winning book Listen to the Trees: A Poetic Snapshot of West Seattle, Then & Now, which will be followed by a book signing and opportunity to have a poem created for you! This program will be held outdoors at the Log House Museum. We hope you can join us for this special afternoon of poetry, history, and fun. Seating is limited and this reading will likely be standing room only.

Listen to the Trees, which recently won a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, for “poetry-specialty” category, is a delightful collection of images, poetry, and people in conversation with each other across time and place. Texas-based poet and West Seattle enthusiast Sean Petrie captures the spirit and deep roots of the community with words tapped out on his 1928 Remington Portable typewriter. His poems, created on-the-spot with summer street fair goers, are matched up with a wonderful array of then-and-now images from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. The book celebrates the beauty of West Seattle, its people, and beloved places, and is a true joy for lovers of storytelling and reminiscing. It sparkles with a vibe and love uniquely West Seattle, but familiar to small neighborhoods everywhere. Listen to the Trees is available through Documentary Media and at the Log House Museum gift shop.

Sean Petrie fell in love with West Seattle the moment he set foot on its wonderfully walkable streets. He has typed hundreds of poems for people at the Farmers Market, and enjoyed probably an equal number of beers and cups of soup at Elliott Bay Brewing. His other books include the poetry collection, Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems, as well as several books for kids. Sean lives in Austin, Texas, and teaches at the University of Texas, but visits West Seattle as often as he can. More at www.SeanPetrie.com.

Join us:

Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 PM

This event will be held outdoors, on-site at the Log House Museum

This is a program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and made possible by the support of our generous sponsors Luna Park Cafe, 4Culture, Duwamish Tribal Services, and HomeStreet Bank.

The Log House Museum is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4pm. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.