Start: 6:30 pm
This evening's first program figures to be more kinetic than usual. We'll start with a discussion with photographer Jordan Matter and dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet around the topic of his vivid new book of photographs, Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday (Workman). This book shows dancers portrayed in all sorts of settings and situationsout in the world. Following the discussion here, we look for things to move up into the store; those attending will get to watch a photographic shoot take place. This should be fun. For more information on Pacific Northwest Ballet, which will have concluded its All Premiere program the day before (a November 2 - 11 run), please see www.pnb.org.
Start: 7:00 pm
Presented as part of the FROM ISLAND PRESS SERIES, TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE, in association with ISLAND WOOD and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Along with Thomas W. Sanchez, Marc Brenman is co-author of Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity (Island Press), which raises questions and addresses concerns sometimes overlooked in urban planning policies. "An incisive analysis of the most urgent issue facing America: how to build a nation in which all people can participate and prosper. This book is both a call to action and a practical guide for infusing equity principles into planning and governance." - Angela Glover Blackwell. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.strangertickets.com. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.
Start: 8:00 pm
As happened memorably last year when Elliott Bay hosted a trio of writers from Spain for Granta's Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists, another eventful evening is in store with two fine writers visiting here for Granta's newest issue, Best of Young Brazilian Novelists. Cristhiano Aguiar and Vincius Jatoba, each with work in this issue, and for each with this marking U.S. publication debuts, should prove to be engaging and lead readers to want to know morenot only of their work, but of the others in this issue, which is being published in Portuguese in Brazil, as well as English throughout the U.S., Canada, and U.K. On hand to moderate the discussion this evening is Brangien Davis, arts and culture editor at Seattle Magazine, who played the same role so ably with a recent evening here for Granta's Exit Strategies issue.