Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Matt Bai with Steve Scher: Gary Hart and The Tabloidization of Politics

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Civics

Journalist Bai “acutely-intelligent” new book analyzes the sensationalized media coverage of Hart’s 1987 political sex scandal, explaining how it forever changed the face of political journalism, the 24-hour news cycle, and the conflation of news and entertainment.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Katha Pollitt: The Argument for Abortion

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Civics

In the United States, 3 out of 10 women have abortions — despite existing barriers to the procedure — and opponents exist on both ends of the political spectrum. In Pro, feminist poet Pollitt analyzes a woman’s “right to choose” and why this topic became so controversial.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Jess Walter with Mary Ann Gwinn: LitCrawl Seattle

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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Arts & Culture

Seattle’s third annual LitCrawl mixes our city’s celebrated love of reading with notable authors, readings, happy hours and other events scattered throughout Seattle in likely and unlikely settings. To kickoff LitCrawl 2014, Walter will read from his new suite of short stories We Live in Water.

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