Posts tagged “seattle town hall”
April 10, 2014
April 10th @ 7:30pm
University of Washington’s Kane Hall, Room 130
Join Pulitzer-winning author Jared Diamond author at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on April 10th as he celebrates his newest book, The Third Chimpanzee.
As Diamond’s first foray into illustrated young adult nonfiction, The Third Chimpanzee is both an explosive indictment of human nature and a hopeful case for a better survival.
At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons–all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems our innate tendencies for violence and invention have led us to a crucial tipping point. Where did these traits come from? Are they part of our species immutable destiny? Or is there hope for our species’ future if we change?
March 13, 2013
Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album, will be at Seattle Town Hall on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm to discuss her new novel.
The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. A lead character with an un-pronounceable name, our fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots leaves ashen valentines in her wake along this unique exploration of the bizarre yet familiar aspects of human desire.
Chavisa Woods is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction. Woods has read or performed at The Whitney Museum, Penn State, the New York Vision Festival, the NYC HOWL festival, and the New York Hot Festival.
May 11, 2010May 11, 2010, Town Hall, Seattle: 1119 8th Avenue. Seattle, WA 98101-2738