Suzan-Lori Parks Town Hall Takeover

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Sat Sept 7, 2019, 2–11 pm
Town Hall First Hill (Seattle)
Free
Most award-winning authors who take the stage at Town Hall come for the evening, do their thing, try to make a Q&A sound interesting, and then leave. But MacArthur "Genius" and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks plans to hang out all day. In the afternoon, she invites audiences to watch her work on a piece while they also work on their own pieces. After an hour or so, she'll open up the room for questions about the artistic process. Just before dinner, she'll perform “A Million Suggestions from Suzan-Lori Parks,” which is, as advertised, a lecture full of advice on how to be a writer based on her personal experiences. She'll follow that up with a new short play commissioned by Town Hall. Finally, Parks caps off the evening with a live performance from her band, which sounds like an upbeat folk outfit. Bonus: All of this premium content is free. I could not imagine a more perfect event for Seattle's robust contingent of art hippies. by Rich Smith

Town Hall

1119 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Venue website