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An Evening with Geraldine Brooks Moved to McCaw Hall; Tickets On Sale Again!
An Evening with Geraldine Brooks Moved to McCaw Hall; Tickets On Sale Again!

Due to demand, we are excited to announce that we have moved our event with Geraldine Brooks to a larger venue! Single tickets are now again on sale for this event, as are Literary Arts Series subscriptions. 


With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March, and Caleb’s Crossing was a New York Times best seller. Other novels, Year of Wonders and People of the Book, are international bestsellers, translated into more than 25 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence


This fall, she will publish her latest, The Secret Chord. This work of historical fiction takes on King David, a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.


“In her gorgeously written novel of ambition, courage, retribution, and triumph, Brooks imagines the life and character of King David…The language, clear and precise throughout, turns soaringly poetic when describing music or the glory of David’s city…the novel feels simultaneously ancient, accessible, and timeless.” –Booklist-starred review


Get your tickets here!

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Linda Pastan
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Apply to join our wonderful corps of writers who teach in the schools! Spots are open for the 2015/16 school year at various schools around Seattle. Applications are due by noon on Friday, August 7, 2015. Click for full guidelines!