For Today

John Lanchester with Steve Scher: Understanding the Language of Money

This just in: Financial institutions do not always have your best interest in mind, and will intentionally use language that masks the truth behind that loan, that credit card, that checking account, even.

John Lanchester's How To Speak Money aims to help prevent "ordinary people" from signing blindly in the dark, and to empower them to take control of their own finances by becoming fluent in the language of money.

Understanding the Language of Money, Mon, Oct 13, 6:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

Images of the Northwest

Celebrated Pacific Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has been capturing images of the region and its artists for more than 50 years. She will be showing a collection of her artist photographs along with biographical essays written by Frances McCue.

Randlett’s breakthrough was in 1963 when she captured a picture of Theodore Roethke, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, two weeks before his death.

Images of the Northwest, Tues, Oct 14, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for October 23

Lit Crawl Seattle 2014

Those thirsty for beer and also the written word should hop on the Lit Crawl train during its all evening procession. Prose and poetry, fiction and essay, local writers will be reading at over 20 locations, starting at Town Hall and ending with a big after party at the Richard Hugo House.

Participants include local heroes such as 2013 Stranger Genius Award Winner Maged Zaher, novelist Peter Mountford, and poet Rebecca Brown, as well as personal favorites Lauren Ireland, Jane Wong, Spike Friedman, and Elissa Washuta.

Come get your buzz on and say it's for the advocacy of literature.

Lit Crawl Seattle 2014, Thu, Oct 23, 6:00pm, Various Locations, Free

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