Co-presented with the TOWN HALL GLOBAL VOICES series. If we have a fictional story of going back and forth from different worlds at Elliott Bay this evening, at Town Hall we have a wonderful autobiography, the story Oksana Marafioti tells of her Romani family's move from the Soviet Union to the U.S. in her debut book, American Gypsy: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). "In this engaging immigrant memoir, first-time author Marafioti, née Kopylenko, describes with humor and introspection how the self-described 'Split Nationality Disorder' she experienced growing up only magnified upon her family's emigration from the former Soviet Union to Los Angeles when she was 15 ... Contrasting cultural values shine in this winning contemporary immigrant account of assimilation versus individuation." - Kirkus Reviews. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.brownpapertickets.com (1-800-838-3006). 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.