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Ampersand Live

November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

We believe in this place. We also believe in our community. When we woke up today, we decided that we could all use an opportunity to come together and hear stories, perspective and ideas about our region. On Thursday, an all-local lineup of contributors have something to share about our built and natural worlds. They’ll play music, they’ll show photographs, they’ll tell stories. We’ll learn something. We might even laugh.

All remaining tickets are being released to the public for free. Space is limited. Register below using the promo code: community

We hope you join us for an engaging evening of storytelling about people & place with a stellar lineup of (always!) all-local contributors. Elliott Bay Book Company and Mighty-O Donuts will be in the foyer. There’ll be an #OptOutside photo booth as well as a Jamaican food truck.

Our Contributors Include:

Gabriel Campanario | sketcher
Evan Flory-Barnes | musician
Emrys Foster | poet
Jill Freidberg | filmmaker
John Grade | artist
Amy Gulick | photographer
Thor Hanson | author & biologist
Kevin Horan | photographer
Jourdan Imani Keith | storyteller
Brandee Laird | athlete
Rick Mohler | architect
Tomo Nakayama | singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist
Brenda Peterson | author

Emceed by local Stranger author & writer David Schmader


Doors open at 6:30PM | Show begins at 7:30PM

Come early to enjoy some pre-show happenings:
A book signing hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company with Ampersand Live author contributors  |  Caribbean food for sale by Jamaican Island Cuisine, a Ventures Nonprofit’s Word of Mouth Food Truck  |  Displays of Forterra-inspired NuBe Green designs for sale  |  Tasty bites of Mighty-O Donuts to enjoy  |  An #OptOutside photo booth for Kitsap Forest and Bay Community Campaign’s effort to save a 3,000-acre forest on the Kitsap Peninsula   |  A chance to sign up for a Forterra membership that could lead to winning some stellar prizes, including a 7-day Holland America Cruise for two, complete with carbon offsets. Become a member!


There are two ways to register

Become a Forterra member (with perks)! Members will get a promotional code for two free tickets to Ampersand Live. But the magic doesn’t stop there. You’ll also be entered to win some stellar prizes, including a 7-day Holland America Cruise for 2 people, complete with carbon offsets. Winners be announced the following week!

get on board the membership

*if you are having issues registering try going directly to Stranger tickets at http://www.strangertickets.com/events/37603636/ampersand-live


November 10, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Town Hall
1119 8th AveWA98101United States


Mandy Gregory




Inkind Supporters:

AVMS | Bear Mountain Capital | Holland America | Hotel Sorrento | Wilridge Winery

You may enter the drawing at no charge by mailing your contact info including name, email, phone, and address with the note “Ampersand live Sweepstakes” to Forterra at 901 5th Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98164. All mail-in entries must be received at the Forterra office by no later than November 8, 2016.