Seattle Arts & Lectures

I received a brochure in the mail the other day from Seattle Arts & Lectures. I hadn’t heard of this organization or their events prior to receiving this brochure and I’m very impressed by the topics covered, the speakers, poets, etc. they’re bringing in to town for series’ of lectures, poems, and special events. I highly recommend checking it out: www.

Lectures by:

* Richard Russo – Pulitzer Prise winning author of Empire Falls & Bridge of Sighs
* Terry Tempest Williams – Naturalist and author of the environmental classic: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
* John Updike – One of America’s most celebrated authors of fiction and criticism
* Michael Pollan – Best selling journalist and environmentalist
* Junot Diaz – 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
* Mira Nair – Noted film director of Salaam Bombay!, The Namesake; Shantaram

Special Event Series:

* Annie Leibovitz – Celebrity photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Rolling Stone
* Scott Simon – Journalist, novelist, and longtime host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday
* Shirin Ebadi – Iranian lawyer, judge, and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Poetry Series:

* W.S. Merwin – Pulitzer Prise winning poet, translator, Buddhist, environmentalist, living legend
* Gary Snyder – Poet/essayist of history, wilderness, and wild mind; meditator on memory; Pulitzer Prize and 2008 Lilly Prize winner
* Donald Hall
* Jane Hirshfield
* Yusef Komunyakaa – Pulitzer Prize Winner
* Simon Armitage
* Naomi Shihab Nye

**** If you’re 25 or younger or a student, they have incredible discounts.


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