Start: 7:00 pm
Presented by RICHARD HUGO HOUSE. Hugo House’s “Word Works: Writers on Writing” series continues with Sven Birkerts on structure. His numerous books include The Gutenberg Elegies and, most recently, The Other Walk. For tickets ($8 Hugo House members/$10 general) and more information, please see www.hugohouse.org. Richard Hugo House is at 1634 -11th Avenue (just north of Pine Street).
Start: 7:00 pm
A month that has a number of fine Northwest poets reading in duo manner begins with this by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, each with new collections out. Kelli Russell Agodon is here with Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press). “The poems in Hourglass Museum may be triggered by visual art and artists, but they read as Kelli Russell Agodon’s very personal struggle with making poetry and living with the consequences – artistic, social, emotional. It’s an intelligently conceived and moving collection … Reading these poems is a joy.” – Kathleen Flenniken. Martha Silano’s new book – her fourth – is Reckless Lovely (Saturnalia). “These stunning pages, like a ‘land-less landmass, [a] dollop-y desert dessert loosed; fold moments of joy into a Reckless Lovely with inventive, chewy language, and a relentless appreciation of music and delight.” – Aimee Nezhukamatathil. The two poets have also collaborated on a book of poetry exercises, The Daily Poet.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE series. Bestselling writer (and poet) Austin Kleon is here from his Austin home to talk about what his newest book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Workman), is about. This is a “share like an artist” sequel to his earlier book, Steal Like an Artist. “Austin Kleon is one of the brightest new minds on the creative landscape. Show Your Work! demonstrates why. With simple yet profound insights, and an array of his dazzling images, he casts aside old stereotypes of the creative life and tells what it’s really like.”- Daniel H. Pink. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.townhallseattle.org (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 Town Hall at 206.652.4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.