Karen Maeda Allman
2017 Prowda Award Winner
The Community Relations and Events Coordinator and Bookseller at Elliott Bay Book Company, Allman has been working with Elliott Bay Book Company for 18 years, helping to curate their reading series which often includes at least one author event per day either in Elliott Bay’s reading space downstairs, or out in the community in collaboration with SAL, Town Hall Seattle, Seattle Public Library, and many other literary arts presenters.
“We are so proud to get to celebrate Karen Maeda Allman and Open Books this year as our 2017 Prowda Literary Campions. Both Karen and Open Books have extraordinary histories of passionate advocacy on behalf of readers and writers, and we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on their outstanding work,” said Ruth Dickey, SAL Executive Director.