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2010 Literary Voices

Tim Egan

Keynote speaker Tim Egan

Each year, the Friends of the Libraries awards funds to the Libraries for special projects, preservation and student scholarships. One way the Friends involve the University and literary community is through their annual Literary Voices dinner at the UW Club. Writers host dinner table conversation with guests, sign books and guests enjoy literary discussion and hear a keynote speaker, all to benefit the projects supported by Friends of the Libraries.

This year, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner Timothy Egan will deliver the keynote speech. Egan is opinion columnist for The New York Times, was the Pacific Northwest correspondent and a national enterprise reporter. In 2006, he won the National Book Award for his history of people who lived through the Dust Bowl years, The Worst Hard Time.  In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series How Race Is Lived in America. Egan is the author of The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest, and Lasso the Wind, Away to the New West.  His latest book is The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. 

The evening begins with a cocktail hour, book sales and raffle at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. Authors hosting tables include Paul Bannick, Knute Berger, Nicolette Bromberg, Ellen Dissanayake, Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Karen Fisher, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Lesley Hazleton, Jim Lynch, Heather McHugh, Doug Nufer, Art Thiel, Col Thrush, Sasha Su-Ling Welland and David B. Williams.  

Learn more about the authors and buy tickets for the event.

Tickets: $100
Date: April 24, 6 p.m.
Location: UW Club

* Photo by Sophie Egan

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