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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series elevates the voices of local artists while bringing world-renowned cultural icons to Seattle audiences. The series celebrates music, photography, sculpture, philosophy, heritage, and traditions around the world that enrich our lives.

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Apr 23, 2019

It takes true versatility for a novelist and playwright to hone their craft and become a master of the short form—and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is just such a master. Ngũgĩ joined us to reflect on works collected in his anthology Minutes of Glory and Other Stories. He outlined the process and inspiration for his...

Apr 16, 2019

What happens when a professional therapist needs to seek council of her own? Lori Gottlieb, Los Angeles therapist and writer of the Atlantic column “Dear Therapist,” found herself in exactly this predicament. She joined us to discuss her book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, a candid and humorous account of her...

Apr 10, 2019

When veteran author Siri Hustvedt discovered her old notebook along with early drafts of a never-completed novel, she found herself caught in a dialogue between her past and present selves. The product of this juxtaposition was Memories of the Future, her new novel that brings together themes that have made Hustvedt...

Apr 2, 2019

With the U.S. still in the shadow of a potential border wall and the fraught discussions surrounding Brexit still circulating among headlines, journalist and novelist John Lanchester presented us with a satirical and frighteningly timely new novel—The Wall. The story follows Joseph Kavanagh, a Defender on the enormous...