Start: 6:00 am
Presented by THE SEATTLE PLAYWRIGHTS' COLLECTIVE. The Seattle Playwrights' Collective First Look series offers the rare opportunity to hear professional actors perform the public debut of selected new works of member playwrights. Each reading is followed by a discussion where audience members give the playwright (and all others) valuable feedbackfeedback which helps the work's continued development. This evening's offering is Glenn Blumstein's Giraffe Girl. Yuming, an international student from Beijing, collides with her American roomie. Comedy, darkness, and collateral damage abound (race, economics, sex, and more). Free admission. www.seattleplaywrightscollective.org for more information.
Start: 2:00 pm
Paying Seattle and Elliott Bay a visit from her faraway nearby home base, Toby Sonneman, author of Fruit Fields in My Blood and Shared Sorrows, is here for an illustrated talk based on her new book, Lemon: A Global History, part of London-based Reaktion Book's "Edible Series." This is a fascinating illustrated history of lemons, their place in the palates and prescriptions of various cultures and places over the years. "Books in Reaktion's Edible series are paragons of their type; concise and flavourful, jammed with interesting facts, period photos and just a handful of recipes, in case you 'do it yourself.' I recommend these books to foodies and academics alike." - Robert Sietsema.