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withTown Hall Seattle
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
National Book Award winner George Packer explores the fall of America over the past three decades in The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. By portraying everything from a poor factory worker in the Rust Belt, to the wealthy giants of Silicon Valley, he analyzes the trends that have made America what it is today. He'll share his findings on this "new America," and why the country is now in trouble politically, economically, and socially. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 2003, Packer is also the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and Blood of the Liberals, which won him the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Presented by: The Seattle Public Library, for the A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Doors open: 6:15 p.m. Learn more: About the event; about the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattle-public-library-presents-an-evening-with-george-packer/
withTown Hall Seattle
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
Celebrate beloved poems with other local poetry-lovers in this special event, which is free and open to the public. Initiated in 1999, Seattle's Favorite Poems brings together local luminaries, poets, and community members for an evening of -- you guessed it -- everyone's favorite poems. Featured readers include Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate; poet Heather McHugh; filmmaker Lynn Shelton; and Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera's General Director. Hosted by KUOW's Marcie Sillman, the night will also feature community members reading their chosen poems. Presented by: Town Hall, Seattle Public Library, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and Hugo House. Elliott Bay Book Company is the partner bookseller for this event. Tickets: This event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/seattles-favorite-poems-robert-pinsky/