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Seattle , WA  98104
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Discover Seattle's Lost Place & Hidden History

Ghosts of Seattle Past
Speaker Event | Book signing
by Chin Music Press +Atlas Obscura

- Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
KOBO (at Higo), Japantown
4:00 - 5:00 pm Speaker Event
Booksigning to follow

Ghosts of Seattle Past began as an effort to commemorate Seattle's lost places, under the guiding vision of Jaimee Garbacik. Their call for submissions prompted a hailstorm response that then evolved into a successful series of art exhibits, performances and forums, hand-drawn maps pinned with Seattleites beloved haunts, and now an anthology filled with stories, art, maps, and memories of Seattle's former lives.

The Seattle Obscura Society announces a unique event to showcase some of the contributions to this exciting new book, just release this month from Seattle-based Chin Music Press.
Featured authors 
  • Dean Wong reading a piece about grief, Donnie Chin, and Canton Alley

  • Shelly Leavens reading from an interview with Roger Shimomura about the Wah Mee and Bush Garden

  • Dave Holden (son of Jazz Patriarch of Seattle, Oscar Holden) in conversation with Jaimee Garbacik about the Palomar Theatre and old jazz scene

  • Noel Franklin reading a comic about the OK Hotel

  • Judy T. Oldfield reading from an essay about the Merchant’s Café and the effects of tech culture

  • Tamiko Nimura reading about the inspiration she found in David Ishii bookstore

Featured Author, Dean Wong at Canton Alley, community leader Donnie Chin's gift shop

Anthology curator Jaimee Garbacik is a book editor, writer, artist, youth equity advocate, and the owner and founder of Footnote Editorial. She previously authored Gender and Sexuality for Beginners, currently on curricula at more than a dozen universities.

Josh Powell, artist behind the anthology’s hand-drawn maps, is the former director of all-ages youth-led music and arts organization The Vera Project and co-founder of Seattle nonprofit The Bikery. He currently works at Seattle’s largest environmental remediation firm.

Upcoming Event at KOBO

Ann Chikahisa + Catherine Grisez | Jewelry Studio Showcase
May, 2017

Puget Sound Sumi Artists Group Show
"Ink Studies on Basho's Pond"
Opening: Saturday May 13, 12pm - 4pm

Please also visit our sister location on Capitol Hill
at 814 East Roy Street, (206) 726-0704.

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