Portrait Gallery: Nisi Shawl and Octavia Butler

Seattle Review of Books columnist Nisi Shawl will discuss the life and work of Octavia Butler. If you’ve ever heard Shawl discuss Butler, you should know you’re in for a treat. And if you haven’t visited the Renton Library, it is absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip on its own. Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave S, 425-226-6043, https://www.facebook.com/events/1951597504957309/, 1 pm, free.