Please join us on Saturday, July 20 at 6 pm for another installment of the Unkindest Cut reading series. This time there will be a comic bent with readers Justin Becker, Kate Coltun & Dave Horwitz.
Justin Becker is a television writer and habitual magazine subscriber living in Los Angeles. He can often be found reading the Wall Street Journal in his hammock, which he pronounces "ham-MAWK."
Kate Coltun is a theatre production manager and writer from Los Angeles. Despite receiving many awards for her smarts, she still believes jacuzzis are containers of people soup.
Please join us on July 17 at 7 pm, when Matthew Amster-Burton will read from his new book Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo.
Tokyo is the city of skyscrapers and bullet trains, high-tech toilets and souped-up vending machines.
Tokyo is the city where, every morning, your neighbors pin underwear to clotheslines and the chef down the street nods hello as he strikes the head off a wriggling eel.
In Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo, a Seattle family finds out what it’s really like to live and eat in this most exciting and misunderstood of places. Traveling to the world’s biggest city to live in a tiny apartment and ride overcrowded trains may not sound like your idea of a relaxing vacation.
But Tokyo, it turns out, is a city to fall in love with…
Matthew Amster-Burton is a Seattle writer. His work was featured in Best Food Writing 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009. His favorite food is phad thai. He lives in Seattle with his wife Laurie and daughter Iris.
Learn more at http://www.rootsandgrubs.com/books/pretty-good-number-one/.
On Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm, Pop-Hop presents Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, in a dialogue/how-to discussion about pop-culture writing with Gavin Edwards, co-author of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave.