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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reading Tonight: A Party, Celebrated Authors, Cheap Beer, and Son of Reagan

Posted by on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I've already told you about the free party for the launch of Typetrigger that's taking place at Sole Repair tonight, but for some reason, tonight is packed with literary events. Here's a preview of the best stuff happening tonight:

Wallace Shawn is in conversation with Sean Nelson at the Sorrento. This is one of their dinner events, and it appears that ticketing has closed. If you're interested in attending, you should call to see if tickets will be available at the door. Shawn will also be reading at Town Hall tomorrow night.

Beloved Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín reads at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Local personality Ron Reagan will be reading from his memoir, My Father at 100, at Town Hall tonight. It's a controversial memoir, mainly because the younger Reagan claims his dad had Alzheimer's Disease while he was in office. Michael Reagan disagrees.

And! And! It's time for Cheap Beer and Prose at the Hugo House. Beer will be a buck a can, and readers include Suzanne Morrison, David Schmader, Jeremy Richards and Emily White. The reading starts at seven. These events are always a good, raucous time.

The full readings calendar, as always, is over here.


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Ronald Reagan at 100: Just as coherent and insightful as ever!
Posted by butterw on January 20, 2011 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Dougsf 2
Holy shit, Nancy's still alive?

Ron Jr. isn't the only one to have shared anecdotes of the onset of his dad's illness while in office.
Posted by Dougsf on January 20, 2011 at 12:44 PM · Report this
Geni 3
Michael Reagan's opinion is pretty much irrelevant, since he apparently wants his father canonized. I've always kind of agreed with Will Durst:
"This Just In! Fire - Hot! Mexico - Full of Mexicans! Reagan - Alzheimers! Who knew?!"
Posted by Geni on January 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM · Report this
Rhett Oracle 4
Watching the family dynamic at RR's funeral, I couldn't help but note that Michael Reagan seemed to be the outside griever, elbowed out of the way by RR's 'real' children (i.e. not adopted). Hence, the continuing genuine sibling rivalry wherein Ron, Jr. continues to win and Michael carps from the conservative sidelines.
Posted by Rhett Oracle on January 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM · Report this

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