Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Calvin Trillin: ‘Quite Enough’ of the 2012 Elections

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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Novelist/humorist/“verse columnist” Calvin Trillin missed his scheduled 2011 Town Hall appearance for health reasons. Perhaps it’s for the best, since not only is he restored to his usual disarmingly wry vigor, but he’ll bring with him a new book, Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse (to complement his last collection, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin). With the same barbed wit he displayed in his bestsellers Deciding the Next Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva Job, America’s deadline poet trains his Dogfight sights on the Tea Party (“These folks were quick to vocally condemn/All handouts but the ones that went to them”), the field of contenders for the Republican nomination (“Though first-tier candidates were mostly out,/Republicans were asking, “What about/The second tier or what about the third?/Has nothing from those other tiers been heard?”), and oh-so-much more. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 24, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Hey Pals o’ Mine, I just bought Tix to Calvin Trillin at Town Hall on Dec. 10th and you should too! He’s very funny!

  2. Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I really like the media library. What strategies do you put on updating it?

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      Posted December 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! We like it too. We try to post everything we can, based on permission from the speakers. Stay tuned for improvements to the media library; we’d love to do more with it in time.

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