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Tuesday
Feb
10
2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
After Hurricane Katrina, doctors were tasked with the heavy responsibility of "choosing who lived and who died." Sheri Fink, New York Times journalist and physician, was in New Orleans to observe their decision-making and the "largely unwitnessed" tragedy that surrounded the sick and dying. Her book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital depicts the post-storm days of chaos, including the lethal injections given to the sickest patients. She reveals the untold story of the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff at Memorial Hospital -- who were forced to make terrible decisions about their beloved patients -- as well as the for-profit healthcare companies pushing the envelope. Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Fink is also the author of War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival. Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-sheri-fink/
Thursday
Nov
20
2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Childhood bullying, a lost diary, and the "inextricably bound" fates of two women -- these elements and others surface in Ruth Ozeki's newest novel, A Tale for the Time Being. Documentary filmmaker and Zen Buddhist Priest, Ozeki's "magical, yet earthbound novel" takes the reader on a journey of life and discovery, offering a glimpse into humanity's ability to cross vast distances. As the Chicago Tribune proclaimed, her work "masks a deeper purpose with a light tone." Ozeki is also the author of My Year of Meats (1998), All Over Creation (2003), and the filmmaker behind Halving the Bones (1995). Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-ruth-ozeki/
Monday
Nov
3
2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Critically acclaimed, Irish-born Colm T��ib��n's essays, novels, journalism, and critiques have earned him worldwide recognition -- including placement on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize not once, but three times. This evening, he'll discuss the Irish Literary Renaissance -- its history, influences, and lasting effects. Known as a "peripatetic writer" for his global explorations, T��ib��n is the author of seven novels, including 2012's bestselling The Testament of Mary and Brooklyn (2010). His latest book Nora Webster (2014) is the "heartbreaking" tale of a recently-widowed mother, living in T��ib��n's home country. Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-colm-toibin-the-irish-literary-renaissance/
Wednesday
Oct
15
2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
National Book Award Winner James McBride writes on African American culture, music, history, and humanity. His most recent work, The Good Lord Bird, explores the story of American John Brown, slavery, and the long road to freedom. His earlier books include The Color of Water -- his memoir of a biracial childhood -- Miracle at St. Anna, and Song Yet Sung. A former writer with The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, McBride formerly played saxophone for New York-based The Rock Bottom Remainders -- a group of authors-turned musicians. Presented by: Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures, as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Full season subscriptions are on sale now here. $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-james-mcbride/
Monday
Oct
6
2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nicholas Kristof restores the human scale to complex global issues of poverty, gender inequality, health, and oppression. His most recent work (A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity) focuses on poverty and offers a "call to action" for citizens of the Western world; co-authored with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, it aims to change the way people think about the "charity industry." Kristof's earlier books include Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (2000) and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009). Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures. Tickets: $15 general seating, $35 Patron, and $50 Grand Patron. Special student pricing also available with ID. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presents-an-evening-with-nicholas-kristof/
Wednesday
Jun
18
2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Seattle's growing technology sector could be used to create a more equitable, integrated city. In this Community Idea Lab -- "a new kind of community problem-solving journalism" -- local news outlet Crosscut will address this challenge. The event features Michael Arrington, TechCrunch Founder and CrunchFund general partner; Maud Daudon, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber President and CEO; GeekWire cofounder John Cook; and others. During this interactive evening, each community member will offer their innovative solutions for utilizing the tech boom as an asset. A panel of judges will critique each presentation, with audience members voting on the winning idea. A 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception precedes the event. Presented by: Crosscut. Early Bird Tickets: $5 (before June 2nd). Advance tickets: $5 Crosscut Members, $10 General Admission. At the door tickets: $7.50 Crosscut Members, $12 General Admission. VIP Reception Tickets: $50. Doors open: 6:15 p.m. Learn more: About Community Idea Labs, submit your own ideas. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/crosscut-presents-community-idea-lab/
Thursday
Jun
5
2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
The author of 13 books, Rebecca Solnit writes on art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, memory, and the power of story. Her most recent work, The Faraway Nearby, explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, and by imagination. Her earlier books include River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2004), for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures as part of its Literary/Arts Series. Tickets: Season subscriptions are on sale now here. Single tickets $5-$50 here, at 206/621-2230, or at the door. Learn more: About SAL. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-arts-lectures-presentsan-evening-with-rebecca-solnit/