Start: 12:00 pm
Special midday at Elliott Bay program! Portland cooking teacher and cookbook author Diane Morgan joins us for an informal, lunchtime meet and greet in our cooking area today to answer questions about rootsand sign books. Her new cookbook, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with over 225 Recipes (Chronicle), covers everything from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the less so (galangal, manioc, jicama), and is creating renewed appreciation for these humble and delicious vegetables. It's lunchtimeand we'll be sampling the Elliott Bay Café's take on a soup from Roots. "Diane Morgan has written a masterful book about root vegetables." – Deborah Madison. Please join us!
Start: 7:00 pm
Looking for something great to read? Want to find something sure to please even the more challenging on your gift list? Then come and join us for a special evening with some our finest publisher sales reps. Dan Christiaens, David Glenn, Kurtis Lowe, and Katie Mehan - people who tell us about books before we can tell otherswill be presenting their favorite titles for this holiday season. We will have some refreshments, raffle prizes and general mirth and merriment. Please join us!
Start: 7:00 pm
One of the most critically acclaimed biographers at work today, with Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Carnegie and The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst to his credit, City University of New York professor David Nasaw makes this special Elliott Bay visit for his major new book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (Penguin Press). This book is receiving the highest praise. "Riveting ... The Patriarch is a book hard to put down ... After coming to know him over the course of this brilliant, compelling book, the reader might suspect that he was thinking he had done more than enough for his country. But the gods would demand even more." – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review. "David Nasaw's The Patriarch is the sort of biography that begs to be called magisterial." – The Boston Globe.
Start: 7:30 pm
Presented by SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES. Visual artist, performance artist, filmmaker, writer: Miranda July has shown herself to be quite accomplished in various forms and genres. This evening, which will be hosted by Robin Held, executive director of Reel Girls, should be engaging and provocative. Miranda July has a recent feature film out, The Future. And 2011 also saw publication of her second book, It Chooses You (McSweeney's Books), following her 2007 book of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You. "July, an artist, writer, performer and film-maker who creates work 'about people trying to connect in one way or another and the importance of that' has moved from casual wondering to something substantive and extraordinary." – Hermione Hoby, The Guardian. Tickets ($15-$70, and $5 for students) and information are available at www.lectures.org. Benaroya Hall is at 200 University Street.