Start: 5:30 pm
Much-treasured Seattle chef and restaurant impresario Tom Douglas' just released Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle (William Morrow) is already a national bestseller, but Seattle diners have known and loves his cafes (of many different persuasions) and cookbooks for decades now. The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook includes recipes for many Dahlia favorites, including monkey bread, cinnamon sugar-dusted doughnuts, peach vanilla jam, and of course, his triple coconut cream pie. His Elliott Bay visit includes booksigning, and informal meet and greet, and yes, he'll bring samples. Tasty ... Please join us!
Start: 7:00 pm
A highly fun evening is in store as Seattle gameshow champion (Jeopardy) and author (Maphead, Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac) Ken Jennings is here with his newest book, Because I Said So! The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids (Simon & Schuster). All kinds of weighty ground is covered herehow colds are caught, what is it about cracking knuckles, things that happen with gumand much more. "Because I Said So! could be a dangerous book if it falls into the wrong handsnamely your kids'. So buy this book, read it, and then hide it away!" – Ken Denmead.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church was the first openly gay person elected to that role in the history of his church. That is only one of the trails he has blazed. Married earlier to a woman, he has now been married to another man for the last four years (of a much longer relationship). At this crucial timewith the recent passage of Referendum 74 and marriage equality now established in three more states, including our ownthis appearance by Bishop Robinson for his new book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage (Knopf), couldn't be more timely. "[A] mix of reasoned logic, personal experiences, church teachings, and social science ... The underlying tone is one of compassion and genuine hope for meaningful shift toward acceptance of same-sex unions ... gentle with moments of humor ... a solid entrance into the LGBT-affirming worldview." – Publishers Weekly. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., and in advance at www.townhallseattle.org, or 1-888-377-4510. 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, or see Town Hall's site.