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No More Words and Wine with Kim Ricketts

Local books-and-talks co. will host its final boozy event on Nov 10.

By Laura Dannen November 5, 2010

Environmentalist-activist-author Laurie David guests at the final Seattle Words and Wine on Nov. 10.

There’s good news and bad news, according to a post over on the Slog. The good: Kim Ricketts Book Events—known for its intimate, boozy evenings with writers like Michael Lewis and Mario Batali —is doing well. So well, in fact, they’re ramping up the number of corporate events they do with clients like Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Seattle Design Center.

The bad: They have to “step back from their public events,” which means their Cooks and Books talks with popular chefs and foodies will be scaled back, and the upcoming Words and Wine with environmentalist Laurie David on November 10 will be their last booze-and-book night. If you don’t have tickets yet, consider attending: For $50, you get appetizers, a bottomless wine glass, the opportunity to hear David chat with Warren Etheredge in a cozy setting at the Sorrento Hotel, and a signed copy of her new book, The Family Dinner (about the importance of teaching kids healthy, sustainable habits).

UPDATED 11/11/10. Missed Laurie David? There are still three more events this year:

Nov 17, Cooks and Books with David Tanis, author of Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys
Nov 18, An Edible Conversation with Kurt Reighley, author of The United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties and Handmade Bitters—a Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement
Dec 2, Cookies and Cocktails: A Cooks and Books event with Alice Medrich, author of Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy: Melt-in-your-Mouth Cookies

Read more about the end of Words and Wine, click here.

To watch video of Mario Batali in action at a Kim Ricketts event, click here.

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