Arts journalist to speak at Brier Library Saturday

Tom Keogh
Tom Keogh

Seattle Times arts journalist Tom Keogh will be speaking at the Brier Library on Saturday, Feb. 2, about Sherlock Holmes and how this fictional character from more than a century ago remains a cultural icon of today. The program begins at 11 a.m.

Keogh, in addition to writing about classical music, film and theater for the Times, has written for the Seattle Weekly and Eastsideweek, and has contributed to Rolling Stone, MSN, Chicago Reader and Village Voice. He has taught film history at North Seattle Community College, was an assistant director for the Seattle International Film Festival, and is co-founder of the nonprofit Seattle Filmhouse.

Keogh is a lifelong Holmes fan, and was recently commissioned by the Seattle Children’s Theatre to write an original drama featuring the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective.

Saturday’s free presentation of “Dr. Doyle & Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes” at the Brier Library is being made possible by Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau. The library is located at 23303 Brier Road.

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