Frank Bruni

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Frank Bruni

Past Event: Friday, May 1, 2015

At Town Hall Seattle

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Frank Bruni was named an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times in June 2011. Before that, he was the paper’s chief restaurant critic for five and a half years. Since joining the Times in 1995, he has also been the Rome bureau chief, a White House correspondent, the lead reporter covering George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, a staff writer for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and a cocktails columnist.

His restaurant-related articles for the Times and elsewhere have appeared in five consecutive editions of Best Food Writing in America. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for his work before the Times at the Detroit Free Press. His new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be will be published in March 2015. Read a sneak preview here.

Bruni lives in New York City.

Bruni’s Patron Reception will have nibbles generously donated by Maria Hines Restaurants.

 

Selected Works

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, (March 2015)
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, (2009)
Ambling Into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush, (2002)
A Gospel of Shame: Children, Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church, (1993 with Elinor Burkett)

Links

Key West Literary Seminar: Subtle Big Things: talking with Frank Bruni
The Atlantic: Lessons Learned as New York Times Food Critic
The New York Times: Bergdahl and Our Distance from the Battlefield
The New York Times: Our Crazy College Crossroads
The New York Times: Class, Cost and College
The New York Times: A Savory Sea of Mussels

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices that people with hearing loss use in conjunction with their hearing device (hearing aids or cochlear implants). Town Hall Seattle has a hearing loop system, so you can switch your T-coil hearing aid to telecoil to have the stage’s microphones transmitted directly to your hearing aids. To pick up a headset, check in with any Town Hall usher when you arrive.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for ASL interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at Town Hall Seattle, which is fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Guide and service dogs are also welcome. Town Hall Seattle recommends that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall, and elevators with Braille signage go to all levels within the Hall. The venue has 18 all-gender restrooms, as well as ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level. For more details on accessibility features, click here.

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