Books and politics at Civic Cocktail, Feb. 3

Civic Cocktail kicks off its 2016 season with Book Lust host Nancy Pearl and women of the Seattle City Council. Join us at 5:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 3 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., to talk books, the changing role of women in politics and more.

Host Joni Balter will talk with four members of the majority-female Seattle City Council, the first since the 1990s. Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, and the newly elected Lorena GonzálezLisa Herbold and Debora Juarez will discuss city issues including growth, equity and what’s on their agendas this year.

CivicCocktail_FebPromoSplit1Then, librarian extraordinaire Nancy Pearl reveals her must reads, the most-anticipated books of 2016 and the perks of being an action figure.

A panel of journalists will also join the discussion: Paul Constant, Seattle Review of Books; David Kroman, Crosscut; Amy Radil, KUOW; and Steve Scher, Northwest Cable News.

Don’t miss out on this evening of smart talk! Register via Seattle City Club. Tickets are $20 – $25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut – offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.