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« Wednesday March 13, 2013 »
Wed
Start: 6:00 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. The first of a Town Hall doubleheader gets underway University of Tennessee historian (Democracy's Prisoner) Ernest Freeberg discussing his new book, The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (Penguin Press). "In his illuminating newest, Freeberg examines the social, technological, and political context surrounding the development of the electric light bulb and its transformative effects on American society ... Freeberg demonstrates that it was Thomas Edison who ... established a modern industrial approach that synthesized scientific collaboration, entrepreneurship, and salesmanship ... in effect, he democratized light." - Publishers Weekly. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 5 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.
Start: 7:00 pm
Here from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, with one of the year's most anticipated novels, and himself making a welcome Elliott Bay return is novelist Mohsin Hamid. The internationally acclaimed, bestselling author Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, he is here with a timely, telling, remarkable new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Riverhead). "This brilliantly structured, deeply felt book is written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messtes, most chaotic ring of the global economy. Completely unforgettable." - Dave Eggers. Thanks for assistance to the Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. New York-based novelist, poet, and performance artist Chavisa Woods, whose debut novel a few years back, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, visits with a major new novel, that should make for quite a reading (in both senses). The Albino Album (Seven Stories) is a big book that does many things. "A natural and philosophical writer, Woods is propelled by her commitments to language and desire to illuminate ghettos of consciousness: geographic, economic, and emotional." - Sarah Schulman. $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.
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