Start: 7:00 pm
Some of the region's most eminent poets are expected to be on hand for this group reading from the newly published Plume Anthology of Poetry, 2012 (Pequod Books). Seventy poets' work is featured in this first-time print anthology; Plume is otherwise and generally an online poetry publication (http://plumepoetry.com). Among those anticipated here this evening are Jim Bertolino, Brian Culhane, Tess Gallagher, Rick Kenney, and Laurie Lamon. Special thanks for assistance with this evening to Kathleen Flenniken, Washington State Poet Laureate.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. A co-founder of the literary journal n+1, Marco Roth writes movingly of his parents' livesand by extension, a richer, wider portrait of life for many on New York City's Upper West Side in his memoir, The Scientists: A Family Romance (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). "Marco Roth emerged from his privileged New York City childhood like one of Salinger's precocious Glass children, but Roth's family was ravaged by secrets, and from this history he has written a gorgeous memoir no one will be able to put down: psychologically adroit, precise, movingone of the best memoirs I've read in years." - Mary Karr. "This is the first intellectual autobiography I've read by someone our age in the searching nineteenth-century tradition of Edmund Gosse or Henry Adams: the autobiography equally of a reader and of a son, grappling with an inheritance that is both intellectual and emotionalan education for our times." - Lorin Stein. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.strangertickets.com. 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.