Lindy West

Jenny Jimenez

Lindy West

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:30 pm

11/26/2019 7:30 pm 11/26/2019 America/Los_Angeles Lindy West https://lectures.org/event/lindy-west/ Town Hall Seattle

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Single tickets to see Lindy West are sold out, but you can still purchase tickets to her event with a 3-part Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series subscription, also featuring Carmen Maria Machado and Maira Kalman. WYNK Subscribers receive a complimentary copy of West’s new essay collection, The Witches Are Coming (except Student/U25). Click the “View Subscription Options” above to subscribe.

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the bestselling memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (2016), as well as the upcoming essay collection The Witches Are Coming (2019). In 2018, she adapted Shrill as a half-hour comedy for Hulu, which has received glowing reviews.

West is known for her bold, funny, and often deeply personal writing that aims to cancel shame from the daily dialogue of women, especially fat women.

Born and raised in Seattle, West went from writing snarky, sharp pieces in The Stranger to publishing her work in Jezebel, The Guardian, CQ, and Cosmopolitan. Her time at The Stranger is best known for her body positive essay “Hello, I am Fat” and her film review of Sex and the City 2, which went viral in 2010. Now, West is moving away from the searing satire of her 20s. In an interview with The Cut, West explains her “work, and her thinking, have gotten more sophisticated over the years.”

West writes side-by-side with Samantha Irby and Aidy Bryant, of SNL fame, on Shrill. “We’re going to make the show that we needed when we were younger,” West said of the series, which will release its second season in 2020. Shrill, according to Slate, has “more radical things to say about what it’s like to be fat in America” than any of the current shows on television.

West, who sat down with a particularly nasty Internet troll on a memorable episode of This American Life, left the Twiter-sphere to eliminate harassment and negativity from her life. She is the founder of I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the co-founder of the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion.

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Know Before You Go

Don't have your tickets?

Most tickets have been emailed, so be sure to check your inbox for an email from boxoffice@lectures.org. Call us at 206-621-2230 x10 if you can’t find them.

Have a question for the speaker?

Want to ask Lindy West something? Send your question to SAL’s Associate Director at rahoogs@lectures.org—it might be asked onstage!

Books

WYNK Series and Create-Your-Own Series subscribers receive a copy of The Witches Are Coming. You should receive a West Book Ticket with your admission ticket. Exchange this ticket at the book tables located at the main entrance to Town Hall before or after the event.

Note: Student/U25 & complimentary subscriptions do not receive a book.

Third Place Books will have copies of West’s work available for purchase at their table in the hall.

Patrons & Grand Patrons, you're invited to Happy Hour!

Patrons & Grand Patrons, join us for light bites and wine in the Reading Room at Town Hall from 6:30 to 7:15.

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.

We are pleased to offer these accessibility services at our venues, and they are provided at no additional cost to ticket holders. Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, at 206.621.2230×10.

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