EventsAuthor Voices: Mateo Askaripour

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Author Voices: Mateo Askaripour

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Description

For adults.

Join a conversation with Mateo Askaripour, author of the New York Times bestseller Black Buck. Marcus Harrison Green, publisher of the South Seattle Emerald, will moderate.

Please register,  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/aut...

Mateo Askaripour's work aims to empower people of color to seize opportunities for advancement, no matter the obstacle. He was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium and elsewhere. His debut novel, Black Buck, was an instant New York Times Bestseller. He lives in Brooklyn.

Marcus Harrison Green is the publisher of the South Seattle Emerald. Growing up in South Seattle, he experienced first-hand the impact of one-dimensional stories on marginalized communities, which taught him the value of authentic narratives. After an unfulfilling stint in the investment world during his twenties, Marcus returned to his community with a newfound purpose of telling stories with nuance, complexity and multidimensionality with the hope of advancing social change. This led him to become a writer and found the South Seattle Emerald. He was named one of Seattle’s most influential people by Seattle Magazine in 2016 and was awarded 2020 Individual Human Rights Leader by the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

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Prepare for the event and get help with technical questions by reading the Crowdcast attendee guide. If you're having issues with video quality, click the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and change your resolution from "Auto" to 360p.

If you would like to watch the conversation with live captioning, please visit the King County Library System's YouTube Channel on the day of the event to view a simulcast. Automatically generated live captions use machine learning, and the result is imperfect but helpful for many. Chat on YouTube will not be monitored. This event will be recorded. Registered users will be able to replay the event video for 14 days.

Do you have questions for the author? Submit your questions using the "Ask a question" button. Audience members may also vote for the questions they would like to hear answered. Questions submitted in the chat will not be monitored. It's likely that there will not be time to answer every question. Questions will be chosen by the author and moderator.

This event is part of the Author Voices series, made possible with support from the King County Library System Foundation.

Suitable for:
Adults (Ages 18 and older)
Type:
Author Talks
Language:
English

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