Stories with 'literature' tag

Seattle Arts & Lectures Literary Arts Series: A Conversation with Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essaysand 2018’s Feel Free.

/ November 29, 2018


Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series: Solmaz Sharif

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry.

/ November 29, 2018


Seattle Arts & Lectures Women You Need to Know (WYNK)–Soraya Chemaly

Soraya Chemaly is an award‐winning writer and activist whose works focus on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. Rage Becomes Her (2018) is her conversation‐shifting book that urges women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change.

/ November 26, 2018


Seattle Arts & Lectures Literary Arts Series–Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, is an internationally celebrated journalist on a quest to amplify the voices of underprivileged populations. Boo’s latest reporting explores social mobility in low-income families, drawing on years of intimate reporting in African-American neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

/ November 26, 2018


Barbara Kingsolver

Renowned American novelist Barbara Kingsolver, author of the instant classics Flight Behavior, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Lacuna, will speak about her life in reading and writing, as well as her forthcoming novel, Unsheltered.

/ August 14, 2018


Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. This event will be a stand-up style exploration of her sophomore book, Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay.

/ August 14, 2018


Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is an award-winning history professor at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In her new book, These Truths: A History of the United States (September 2018), Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

/ August 14, 2018


Van Jones

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor, and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heartfelt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red and blue states throughout the volatile 2016 political season.

/ August 14, 2018


Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated, prolific writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.

/ August 14, 2018


Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She will speak on her forthcoming book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which will explore presidential leadership throughout history.

/ August 14, 2018