Upcoming events at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

Grieg, Beach, and Strauss
Music

Grieg, Beach, and Strauss

Friday 7:30pm (26 January)
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle

Hildegard von Bingen, Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn
Music

Hildegard von Bingen, Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday 3:00pm (28 January)
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle

Spring Concert: Gaman: to persevere
Music

Spring Concert: Gaman: to persevere

Sunday 5:00pm (20 May)
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle

Events around Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

Celebrate Romance : Valentine's Day Dinner
Food&Drink

Celebrate Romance : Valentine's Day Dinner

Wednesday 6:00pm (14 February)
Simon Pearce, Quechee

Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018
Sport

Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018

Thursday 9:00am (15 March)
Rednecks with Paychecks Offroad, Saint Jo

St. Paul de Vence at Triple Door w/Kris Orlowski

St. Paul de Vence at Triple Door w/Kris Orlowski

Wednesday 6:30pm (31 January)
The Triple Door, Seattle

Juicy Scoop LIVE with Chris Franjola
Comedy

Juicy Scoop LIVE with Chris Franjola

Friday 8:00pm (09 March)
The Triple Door, Seattle

Shelby Earl 'Songs For Singing' at The Triple Door + Sean Nelson
Music

Shelby Earl "Songs For Singing" at The Triple Door + Sean Nelson

Saturday 8:00pm (03 February)
The Triple Door, Seattle

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager and Friends at The Triple Door
Music

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager and Friends at The Triple Door

Sunday 8:00pm (04 February)
The Triple Door, Seattle


Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni

Sherman Alexie Loves: Nikki Giovanni


When?

Start time: Tuesday 7:30pm (16 January)
End time: Tuesday 9:00pm (16 January)
Book

About

***NOTE: The date of this event has changed from Oct. 27 to Jan. 16. ***

This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves series, a three-part series curated and hosted by Seattle’s favorite novelist, poet, playwright, and children's author, Sherman Alexie, and highlighting authors he loves and champions.

Poet, activist, and educator Yolanda Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni has captured America’s heart with her fiery, funny, and insightful verse for over 30 years. Giovanni was an integral part of the Civil Rights era, re-establishing the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at Fisk University in 1965 and was heavily involved in the Black Arts Movement of the early 1970’s, hailed by critics as the “Princess of Black Poetry.”

Giovanni returns as relevant as ever with a new a poetry collection, A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter, a veritable memoir in verse “recalling the violence that permeated her parents’ marriage and her early life, and how she came to live with the grandparents who she credits with saving her life.” Her new book also explores the good and bad of aging and pays tribute to Giovanni’s most cherished poets, thinkers, and students, including her good friend Maya Angelou.

Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 7, 1943, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After earning a B.A. from Fisk University in Nashville in 1967, she organized the Black Arts Festival in Cincinnati before entering graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she has taught since 1987.