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 Therese Caouette and Zunetta Herbert of Partners Asia in conversation on "From the Field: Conversations with Partners Asia." Individual lecture tickets are $5 for SAM members, $10 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $43 for SAM members, $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: 9:30 am
End: 4:30 pm
Presented by THE SEATTLE TIMES and THE POYNTER INSTITUTE. A Seattle "edition" of the Poynter Institute's well-regarded daylong writing workshops is set for this day as Poynter senior scholar Roy Peter Clark (Writing Tools) and Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight Chair professor at the Missouri School of Journalism are joined by a bevy of award-winning area writersKen Armstrong, Jim Lynch, Nancy Rawles, and Jess Walter. This workshop is intended to foster better writing, whether that is a novel, journalism, a family history, school projects, or 'emails at work.' Tickets ($195, including lunch) and more information are available via www.poynter.org or calling 1-888-769-7937 or (727) 853-4300. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring).
Start: 11:00 am
Join us for this fun round of readings from picture and storybooks ... Go to the castle in the children's section ... and the stories begin!
Start: 7:00 pm
Long one of the country's foremost non-fiction writerswith such books as Great Plains, On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, frequent New Yorker contributor Ian Frazier visits with a much-awaited first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). What a hoot of a debut. "Ian Frazier is not a mommy, and as his best friend I can swear that he is not a curser in any way, yet this book, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, is the funniest book I have ever read on the subject of moms and the crazy bliss that makes up their life. Being and Nothingness? Read this instead ..." - Jamaica Kincaid.