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Artist Susan Christensen's Hospitable Rubbish Dump is among the work displayed in Beyond the Selfie exhibit at Gallery 110. 

Mon, Oct 2
Stephen Greenblatt: 'The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve'
Stephen Greenblatt—the Pulitzer Prize winning author and contributor to the Norton Anthology of English Literature—explores the literary and cultural history of one of the most well-known biblical stories in his newest book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. Interviewed by Seattle-based author and Town Hall Scholar-in-Residence Lesley Hazelton, Greenblatt outlines his reasoning for our culture's obsession with creation and argues for the humanities as a vehicle to explore questions that continue to perplex and fascinate. Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University, $5

Tue, Oct 3
The Visible Invisibility of Words
Jean Francois Porchez is a design icon: In 1994 he founded the first digital type foundry allowing customers to buy fonts online, and designed the typeface for celebrated brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Sephora, and Louis Vuitton. Porchez comes to the University of Washington to talk about typography as a practice situated at the intersection of business communication and art. Kane Hall at University of Washington, Free

Wed, Oct 4
Inside Out
In Gage Academy of Art cofounder Gary Faigin's exhibit, Inside Out, the natural and artificial clash in his surreal paintings riddled with symbolism. Through stark contrasts and symbolic motifs like flowers among blunt industrialism, Faigin creates paintings that explore the intrusion of a modern society on the natural world in the name of progress. Bonfire, Free

Wed, Oct 4
Lit Crawl Seattle: Kick-Off Party and Fundraiser
It's October, which means the Seattle Lit Crawl is nigh. But a few weeks before Oct 19, come out to support the year's booziest night of readings (or is it the most literary bar crawl?) at the annual fundraiser. Think of it as a party before the party, complete with books for sale, a silent auction, and a wine grab. Capitol Cider, $9

Thu, Oct 5
Beyond the Selfie
Artist and University of Washington MFA graduate Susan Christensen uses bold shapes and imaginative color combinations in her pastel and oil portraits that transform everyday folk into remarkable figures. Joining Christensen is Seattle-based Li Turner, who uses watercolor, paint, and pastel to create scenes of light composition while still incorporating bold color choices. The exhibit also features Alaska-based Joan Kimura's precise geometric line work and high-contrast silhouettes. Gallery 110, Free

Fri, Oct 6
Made at Hugo House 2016–2017 Final Reading
Every year, Hugo House selects a handful of emerging Seattle writers to participate in the Made at Hugo House fellowship program. Throughout the fellowship, writers get access to resources to complete longterm projects like writing novels, poetry collections, and memoirs. As the 2016–2017 residency comes to an end, the six fellows get together for one last reading and present their year's work. Hugo House, Free

Fri, Oct 6
It seems like the entire world is against Sycorax. Betrayed by her family and lover, Sycorax turns to the gods and makes a plea for revenge.  Directed by Mark Lutwak and written by Y York,  this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew starring Seattle-based actress Demene E. Hall explores themes of family, persecution, revenge, and forgiveness. 18th and Union Art Space, $12–$25

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