Category Archives: Literary

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Dan Savage with Ari Shapiro: ‘American Savage’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10.

Civics, Community, Literary

Just before Seattle Pride Fest, The Stranger columnist and all-around provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on love, sex, marriage, LGBT rights, politics—and anything else that comes up in conversation with Ari Shapiro, NPR’s White House correspondent.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Short Stories Live: ‘Dubliners’ on Bloomsday

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

Literary, Short Stories Live

For June 16th’s Bloomsday—commemorating the life of Irish writer James Joyce and his signature achievement, the novel Ulysses—a top professional cast celebrates with selections from Dubliners, Joyce’s 1914 collection of 15 vivid short stories.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Infinity Box Theatre Project: Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Robots and Artificial Intelligence (Set A)

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5-$17.

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary, Science

In the three-day, four-event Thought Experiments festival, five local playwrights and five scientists collaborate on five original plays that ask: What does it mean to be human when robots and AI become an integral part of our lives?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Pharos Editions Debut: Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter & Jonathan Evison with Paul Constant

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Arts & Culture, Literary, Media Library

Pharos Editions debuts in June with a carefully curated collection of out-of-print, lost, or rare books hand-picked and introduced by some of today’s most exciting authors; three of them–Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Evison, and Jess Walter–discuss their choices with Paul Constant, books editor for The Stranger.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company: Khaled Hosseini: ‘And the Mountains Echoed’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

Internationally bestselling author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns) has worked for six years on his new novel, And the Mountains Echoed—and this time, the writer called “a storyteller of dizzying power” by Evening Standard adds a whole new dimension to his work.

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Monday, June 3, 2013, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Dick Falkenbury: ‘Rise Above It All’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Civics, Community, Literary

Dick Falkenbury, writer of the initiative approved by Seattle voters in 1996 to “build, operate, and maintain” a 40-mile, citywide monorail and author of Rise Above It All, tells the story of the movement behind the failed monorail project.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Short Stories Live: ‘The Selected Letters of Willa Cather’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

Arts & Culture, Literary, Short Stories Live

Andrew Jewell, co-editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, joins Short Stories Live for a program featuring actors reading the newly published personal letters of one of the leading figures of American literary Modernism.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Seattle Poetry Slam’s 2013 Grand Slam, featuring Mahogany Browne

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$15.

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary, Media Library

In Seattle Poetry Slam’s biggest show of the year, the top poets from a season of competitions throw down one last time. The all-ages event features a performance by poet and publisher Mahogany Browne, a showcase of some of the weekly slams’ best performers, and a tribute to the late Jack McCarthy.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Seattle Public Library & Elliott Bay Book Company: Isabel Allende: ‘Maya’s Notebook’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free, but tickets are required (available beginning April 12).

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. A limited number of standby or limited-view tickets may be available the day of the event, beginning at 6:45 pm.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Hedgebrook Rising: Carolyn Forché & Local Poets Raise the Roof

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$15.

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

Celebrated poet Carolyn Forché, perhaps best-known for coining the term “poetry of witness,” joins local Hedgebrook poets and performers to celebrate Hedgebrook’s 25th anniversary with poetry and song.

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