Events

« Tuesday March 19, 2013 »
Tue
Start: 6:00 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. From New Orleans comes writer Daniel Brook with A History of Future Cities (W.W. Norton), a well-received new book on the changing dynamics of four very dynamic places in the world: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. "An intimate, canny comparative study of four of the great world cities ... Built from the outside in, rather than by organic native forces, [these] cities all exhibit the tensions and contradictions of the exciting modern metropolis ... Enormously elucidating and relevant." - Kirkus Reviews. $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.
Start: 6:30 pm
As the literature of ideas and imagination, Science Fiction and Fantasy simply demands discussion. Our selection for March is James S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes. Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for—and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.
Start: 7:00 pm
Co-presented with the RECOVERY CAFÉ. Christopher Kennedy Lawford, now in recovery from drug addiction for over 26 years, offers wisdom and resources for those suffering from toxic compulsions such as alcohol and drug dependence, smoking, eating disorders, gambling, hoarding, and sex addiction. His research and conversations with over one hundred of the world's top experts inform his new book, Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction (BenBella). Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who has held an appointment as a lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has worked as an actor and film industry attorney, and currently works with the United Nations, the White House Office on Drug Control Policy, and others on issues related to mental health, drug addiction, and Hepatitis C. For more on the Recovery Café and its School for Recovery, please see www.recoverycafe.org or call (206) 374-8731.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. The Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, Peter Blair Henry with his timely new book, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books). "A riveting tour of postwar world growth, replete with policy successes and devastating mistakes. Turnaround is essential reading for anyone willing to be convinced that learning should be a two-way street between advanced and developing economies." - Michael Spence. $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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