Start: 7:00 pm
Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. Besides appearing at the Hedgebrook Equivox fundraiser on Sunday, award-winning novelist and filmmaker (and now Zen Buddhist priest) Ruth Ozeki makes this welcome Elliott Bay return this evening. Here for both her wonderful earlier novels, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation, she visits tonight with A Tale for the Time Being (Viking), a beautiful new novel that spans the Pacific, from Tokyo to Desolation Sound. "A book to read and reread." - Karen Joy Fowler. "An extraordinary novel about a courageous young woman, riven by loneliness, by time, and (ultimately) by tsunami ... Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute bestbewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page." - Junot Díaz.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE Series. Award-winning Seattle blogger (Indexed and forbes.com), TED presenter, and writer/illustrator Jessica Hagy launches her newest book, How To Be Interesting (in 10 Simple Steps) (Workman) here this evening. This should be fun informative, and instructive, the kinds of basic things people need reminders of as life is lived. $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.