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Mar 22, 2018

Former Town Hall Programing Director Katy Sewall and children’s author and travel writer Tiffany Parks invite you to a special live installment of The Bittersweet Life podcast. The episode centers on Tiffany Parks’ new book for young readers Midnight in the Piazza, an all-ages adventure following a young girl in Rome racing to solve a centuries-old unsolved mystery and navigate a world of unscrupulous ambassadors, tricky tutors, and international art thieves!

The Bittersweet Life podcast explores the streets and culture of Rome and the wonder and frustration of living as an expat or repat, contrasting the hosts’ two very different points of view on the bitter dolce vita. Sit in with Sewall and Parks for a live recording of The Bittersweet Life, as these two stellar hosts trade insights about Rome, uproarious personal stories, and previews of Parks’ exciting new family-friendly mystery thriller!

Katy Sewall is a radio producer and host, as well as a journalist and a podcast consultant. She has worked at KUOW Public Radio, NPR Seattle, since 2003—spending nine of those years as the Lead Producer (and occasional host) of “Weekday” with Steve Scher. She has also worked with RadioLab and A Prairie Home Companion. She’s the creator and editor of The Bittersweet Life podcast, which she’s been co-hosting with Tiffany parks since 2014.    

Tiffany Parks is a writer. She heads the editorial department at Where Rome magazine and with the Eternal City as her muse, she has just completed Midnight in the Piazza, an art mystery for young readers set in Rome. In her spare time, she shares her passion for Rome’s history on her blog The Pines of Rome and takes tourists on private walking tours.

Recorded live at Greenwood Senior Center by Town Hall Seattle on Friday, March 16, 2018.