Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Joe Sacco with Steve Scher
‘The Great War’

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

JoeSaccoBOOK
Civics

JoeSaccoLaunched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the first World War: Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 wounded that first day, and by the time the offensive halted, there were more than 1 million casualties. Acclaimed Portland cartoon journalist Joe Sacco (Footnotes in Gaza and the new Great War) depicts the events of that infamous day in an extraordinary, wordless, 24-foot-long panorama: from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going “over the top” and getting cut down, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead buried en masse—truly the War to End All Wars as we’ve never seen it before. Sacco will appear in conversation with Steve Scher.

Presented by:  Town Hall as part of the Civic series, with University Book Store. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5.
Double feature! Admission to this event also gains entry to Peggy Kelsey ‘Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women’ at 6 pm in the same space. 
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Learn more: About Sacco. 

 

The Great War by Joe Sacco from WW Norton on Vimeo.

This entry was posted in Civics and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

2 Comments

  1. Posted July 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    When will tickets be available for this? Not on calendar on “Buy Tickets” page yet. Thank you.

    • Town Hall
      Posted July 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Chris.

      Tickets are on sale NOW! Just click the yellow “Buy Tickets” or click here!

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • member button-02

  • Other Civics Events

    **SOLD OUT**Jake Rosenfeld
    ‘What Unions No Longer Do’

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 – 7:15pm

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

    **SOLD OUT**Hedrick Smith
    Reclaiming the American Dream

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

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

    Jacques White
    Sustaining Salmon in an Urban Environment

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

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

  • email-tile

  • Calendar

  • Town Hall News

    • Staff Spotlight: Mary Cutler, General Manager

      When asked about her position as Town Hall’s General Manager, Mary Cutler says modestly, “I keep things on track.”

    • A Successful Talk of the Town!

      Many thanks to everyone who came out on March 6 to support Town Hall at our 10th annual fundraising gala, Talk of the Town! We raised more than $115,000 to support the arts, education, humanities and civic programs we present all year long.

    • Partner Profile: Seattle Arts & Lectures

      This season, it has been an honor to host Seattle Arts & Lectures, which presented its entire 2013-14 Literary Arts series in the Great Hall for the first time.

    • Town Music in Schools

      Since the Town Music in Schools program began, more than 1,100 K-12 students have had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most talented classical musicians.