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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Author of The Zookeeper's Wife to speak at Benaroya


Author Diane Ackerman will be speaking at Benaroya Hall on November 19. You may recognize her name as the author of the best-selling book, The Zookeeper's Wife, an amazing true tale tells the remarkable WWII story of Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, and his wife, Antonina, who, with courage and coolheaded ingenuity, sheltered 300 Jews as well as Polish resisters in their villa and in animal cages and sheds. It's an amazing story of the people whose love of animals carried through to help save hundreds from certain death.


Diane Ackerman - a Guggenheim Fellow, Lavan Poetry Prize winner, and recipient of the John Burroughs Nature Award - brings poetry to science and science to poetry. The author of the lyrical nonfiction bestseller A Natural History of the Senses and An Alchemy of Mind, a poetics of the brain based on recent neuroscience, she has also written Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire and nature books for children.

Seattle Arts & Lectures is pleased to offer the members of Woodland Park Zoo a 15% discount on general admission tickets to the Diane Ackerman event. Discounted main floor general admission tickets are $22.95; those in the balcony are $18.70. This offer is good for the Diane Ackerman event only. Orders must be placed BY PHONE and IN ADVANCE of the event; please call 206-621-2230. When placing your order, please mention your membership with the zoo to take advantage of the discount. Thanks for supporting Seattle Arts & Lectures.

For more information and tickets, please visit the Seattle Arts and Lectures website.

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