The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to announce that it is hosting poet Sean Petrie for a live Zoom presentation on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM. Petrie will deliver a presentation on his new book Listen to the Trees: A Poetic Snapshot of West Seattle, Then & Now. Registration is required.
Listen to the Trees 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.
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.
Registration is required. Registered participants will be emailed a link to the presentation on the date of the event. Please register for this event by filling out the form below: