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Geoff Dyer reads 'Another Great Day at Sea' Monday, June 2, 2014, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Geoff Dyer reads 'Another Great Day at Sea'
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryBritish writer Geoff Dyer chronicles two weeks as writer-in-residence on an enormous American aircraft carrier in "Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush."
DescriptionDyer navigates the routines and protocols of "carrier-world," from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of 5,000 to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear.

Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer records daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression.

"Geoff Dyer has managed to do again what he does best: insert himself into an exotic and demanding environment (sometimes, his own flat, but here, the violent wonders of an aircraft carrier) and file a report that mixes empathetic appreciation with dips into brilliant comic deflation. Welcome aboard the edifying and sometimes hilarious ship Dyer." -- Billy Collins, author of "Aimless Love."
View in Catalog"Another Great Day at Sea" by Geoff Dyer
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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