Start: 7:00 pm
A former Seattle resident who is now living back in his home country of Ireland, where he works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Dublin, Kieran O'Malley makes this welcome Elliott Bay return appearance for a new book of poetry, which is, in fact, his poetic debut. The "return" is an acknowledgement of his part as founder of the Wild Geese Players, who've given audiences enjoyable presentations of Joyce, among other things. A Sun's Eye (originalwriting.ie) is a collection twenty years in the writing. This should be fun.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Gavin Newsom is not your "average" lieutenant governor. He's been a wine merchant, restaurateur, hotelier, TV-talk-show host and two-term mayor of San Francisco. He's also now the author of Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government (Penguin Press). "Gavin Newsom is a clear-eyed public servant who has never been satisfied with the status quo. Citizenville makes a fascinating case for a more engaged government, transformed to meet the challenges and possibilities of the 21st century, and where technology brings the critical tools of our democracy closer to its citizens than ever before." President William J. Clinton. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via townhall.strangertickets.com (1-888-377-4510). 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.