Start: 9:30 am
Saturday University Myanmar and Its Many Peoples Lecture Series, presented by the GARDNER CENTER FOR ASIAN ART AND IDEAS, in partnership with the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, PARTNERS ASIA and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. This fall's ten-week series featuring an array of speakers from near and far on aspects of Myanmar (Burma) and its history, culture, religion, and present-day situation, continues this morning with renowned Yale University professor James Scott here to speak on "The Upland Peoples of Southeast Asia: Evading States for More Than Two Millennia." Individual lecture tickets are $5 for SAM members, $10 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $43 for SAM members, and $86 for nonmembers. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is at 1400 E. Prospect in Volunteer Park. For more information, please see www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Start: 11:00 am
Our weekly Children's Storytimes, set for most Saturday mornings each month, commence for November with this morning's reading from picture- and storybook favorites out of our children's section. One of our Elliott Bay bookfolk will do the reading and telling honors. Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin! Please join us.
Start: 2:00 pm
Constance Hale has been having smart fun with language, with her bestselling books Sin and Syntax and Wired Style. She visits today with her newest, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing (W.W. Norton). "Constance Hale has a crush on verbsthe regular and the irregular, the passionate and the punchy, the oddball and the ornery. But Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is one sneaky book. In the end, it's really about literary style. And as Hale's fans have learned, she knows what makes the vox pop!" - Patricia T. O'Connor.
Start: 7:00 pm
Editor Lou Rowan and a stellar lineup of writers who are contributors to the new and recent issues of Golden Handcuffs Review, a highly, widely regarded literary journal based in Seattle, hold forth here this evening. Expected to be here are Rebecca Brown, Rikki Ducornet, Stacey Levine, and John Olson. High-minded fun! "Golden Handcuffs is among the handful of truly important contemporary literary magazines. It fights the good fight for work that would otherwise want for a champion, and for this reason I read each issue with great enthusiasm." - Rick Moody. "In letters, there is nothing like Golden Handcuffs, and nothing better." - Harry Mathews.