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Wednesday, January 16

Benaroya Hall Events

Seattle Arts & Lectures / DAVID WAGONER

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall


October 2 / Dean Young

November 15 / Maggie Nelson & Eileen Myles: Poets on Painters

January 16 / David Wagoner: Northwest Master

February 13 / Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir

March 19 / Stanley Plumly on John Keats

April 25 / Nikky Finney

May 15 / Jorie Graham

Seattle Arts & Lectures is sponsored by Seattle Times.
Dean Young is co-presented by Copper Canyon Press.
Maggie Nelson & Eileen Myles are co-presented by Wave Books.
Stanley Plumly is co-presented by Poetry Northwest.

DEAN YOUNG is the author of 14 books of poetry, including Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award finalists. His 15th, New and Selected Poems, published by Copper Canyon, kicks off the 12-13 Poetry Series.

Wave Books poets MAGGIE NELSON and EILEEN MYLES will read their poetry and speak about art from SAM's new exhibit, Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Northest Master DAVID WAGONER will share his poetry, including the new volume After the Point of No Return, and stories of his life among literary giants such as Theodore Roethke.

Poet and memoirist NICK FLYNN is the author of three books of poetry and two memoirs. His earlier memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, is now a film, Being Flynn, starring Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano and Julianne Moore.

John Keats will make a special appearance in the Poetry Series through the ruminations of poet and scholar STANLEY PLUMLY, the author of Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography, which was named a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book and a Washington Post Best of 2008.

National Book Award-winner NIKKY FINNEY is the author of four books of poetry, editor of The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet JORIE GRAHAM is the author of 12 books of poetry and several edited collections, including her latest volume, PLACE.

Tickets are available from Seattle Arts & Lectures:

Note: This event is presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures. Benaroya Hall and Seattle Symphony are not presenters of this event. All prices subject to change.
7:30 PM

Symphony Performances

Los Lobos
For almost four decades LOS LOBOS has performed their own special blend of R&B, blues, Tex-Mex country and pop. This special concert event will feature their East LA roots and Spanish language music in an acoustic format. A rare example of longevity in a volatile music world, Los Lobos’ lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Louie Pérez, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Conrad Lozano.
7:30 PM