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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

The Arts & Culture series enriches our community with imagination and creativity. Whether reinventing the classics for a new audience or presenting an innovative new art form, these events are aimed at expanding horizons. From poetry to music to storytelling, this series leaves our audiences inspired, encouraged, and seeing the world with new eyes.

Checkout our new bi-weekly podcast "In the Moment"

Highlighting big ideas from both recent and soon-to-come events. A rolling Town Hall timeline, with you at the center. Every two weeks, hosts Steve Scher and Jini Palmer rewind through the recent past and fast-forward to the near future, catching you up on events you may have missed and offering a glimpse into the weeks ahead.

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Town Hall is a gathering place where ideas are planted and movements grow. It’s where we come together as a community to listen and be heard—to ask and answer the big questions facing our city and our world. Annually, we present hundreds of artists and scholars, and collaborate with more than 150 grassroots groups in our self-produced programs. Rooted in the belief that we all deserve a voice, our programming reflects—and inspires—our region's best impulses: creativity, empathy, and innovation. With our podcast series, we take one more step towards making our programming accessible to all. 

Jun 26, 2017

Does love always means trouble? Is real human connection possible? David Shields and Claire Dederer discuss their new books, Other People and Love and Trouble, respectively. The two bestselling local authors—good friends and fans of each other’s work—will explore their shared devotion to deconstructed notions of...

Jun 22, 2017

Town Hall's Artist in Residence Elisa Chavez, an acclaimed poet and dynamic performer, will pull back the curtain on the emotional journey of creating her zine Miss Represented and explore her Chicana identity through intimate, new poems, offered in both English and Spanish. This process reflects an experimental and...

Jun 19, 2017

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell summited Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route—just one of a handful of unprecedented free ascents he made. His memoir chronicles his journey, starting with a fanatical mountain guide for a father who obsessively pushed his son to the top of...

Jun 15, 2017

In February 1917, in the midst of a bloody war, Russia was an autocratic monarchy. Nine months later, it was the first socialist state in world history. How did this remarkable transformation take place? Award-winning author China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and now, on the...

Jun 12, 2017

Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and startup advisor. He learned the terms fuzzy and techie as a student at Stanford University. Fuzzies major in the humanities or social sciences. Techies major in computer science. In our new world of big data and algorithms, it is often assumed that it’s the techies who drive...