Start: 7:00 pm
Artist and art teacher Glen Greenwalt's trio of books grew out of his observations of people gathering in coffee houses, tea rooms, and bars. His books, Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea, and Evening Wine (Delphinium), feature his pen and ink sketches, quotes from literary figures, and introductions from Julia Alvarez, Da Chen, and Wine Spectator publisher Martin Shanken, respectively. Tonight, he'll invite similar conversations, share his art, discuss the process of creating his books, and will also do some live sketching. Attendees are invited to bring their own sketch- and notebooks.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Well-timed is this evening's visit by Calvin Trillin. Long one of the most insightful, often droll journalistic commentators on things cultural, political, and culinary, with numerous bestselling books to his credit, he has also become known as a 'verse columnist' or 'deadline poet' at The Nation. There matters are very succinctly laid out. Tonight these are given form in Calvin Trillin's newest book, Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse (Random House). This follows a delightful compendium of writing from a more extended period, newly in paperback, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff (Random House). Funny stuff, indeed. $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.