Mary Norris

5/1/2019 | The Summit on Pike

Readings & Lectures Downtown

She joins us to share excerpts from her book Greek to Me, drawing on a lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, recounts her search for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Join Norris for a linguaphile’s fresh take on Greece—and on the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE SEATTLE LOCALIST

Seattle’s best every month in your inbox

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Book Your Trip

Partner Advertisements