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Celebrating Betty MacDonald

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Betty MacDonald’s 1945 memoir, “The Egg and I,” is a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington’s dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Betty’s vivacity, offbeat humor, and sparklingly irreverent take on life captured a public ready to laugh again after the grim hard years of World War II. In 1947, Betty introduced readers to her delightful children’s character called Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Join Paula Becker, author of “Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I,” as she discusses Betty MacDonald’s life and work and reads selections from the biography.

Paula Becker is the award-winning author of Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I, and co-author of The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy and Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington’s First World’s Fair. An expert on the history of world’s fairs, she is featured in the documentary films When Seattle Invented The Future: The 1962 World’s Fair, which aired on PBS stations nationwide; and Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington’s Forgotten World’s Fair, which aired on Seattle’s KCTS-9; and Structural Engineers of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, which she narrated.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://bit.ly/2vmSIOE

Venue

Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Ave. W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 United States

Organizer

Ruth Griffith
Phone:
425-776-8722
Email:
rgriffith@sno-isle.org
Website:
www.sno-isle.org