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Beyond the Streets logo above portrait photo of David Sheff and the cover of his book, Beautiful Boy

Friday, February 10, 2017

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Everett Performing Arts Center

Sheff’s many articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Wired, Fortune, and elsewhere. His piece for the New York Times Magazine, "My Addicted Son," won an award from the American Psychological Association for "Outstanding Contribution to Advancing the Understanding of Addiction” and was the basis for Beautiful Boy.

Sheff has also interviewed Ansel Adams, nuclear physicist Ted Taylor, Gore Vidal, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, Scott Peck, Betty Friedan, and Keith Haring, receiving wide recognition. His radio documentaries for National Public Radio on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird won several awards. When it first appeared in 1981, Sheff's "The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon and Yoko Ono," which has been described as "historic," "compelling and compassionate" and "definitive," was a Literary Guild selection.

Everett Reads! logo above portrait photo of Kristin Hannah and the cover of her book, The Nightingal

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Everett Performing Arts Center

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels. The Nightingale appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list for more than a year.

“In this epic novel, set in France in World War II, two sisters who live in a small village find themselves estranged when they disagree about the imminent threat of occupation.

Separated by principles and temperament, each must find her own way forward as she faces moral questions and life-or-death choices. Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.” -Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train