David Shields and Kurt Streeter | Lynch: A History


Saturday, November 10, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Frye Auditorium

Kurt Streeter and David Shields discuss Shields’s film-in-progress Lynch: A History, which explores how NFL player Marshawn Lynch tries to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him, and that he in turn wants to both exploit and oppose.

Select titles by David Shields are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

About the Presenters

David Shields, the Milliman Distinguished Writer in Residence in the English Department at the University of Washington, is an internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, Black Planet, and Other People: Takes & Mistakes. The film adaptation of I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel was released by First Pond Entertainment last year; The Trouble With Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power is forthcoming next year. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and senior contributing editor of Conjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into two dozen languages.

Kurt Streeter was born and raised in Seattle. His father was one of the first African-American basketball players at the University of Oregon and a pioneering black architect in Seattle. His parents were among the first bi-racial couples to be married in the state of Oregon, in 1954. After a stint in the minor leagues of pro tennis, Streeter became a Metro reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, then a feature writer for ESPN The Magazine. He is now a national sportswriter for the New York Times.


Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and may be picked up at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium thirty minutes prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early. As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email rsvp@fryemuseum.org at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and may claim their tickets one hour prior to the start of the program.