Ellen Stewart Blom Memorial Arts Series

The Women’s University Club Foundation
Proudly Presents
Journalist & Award-Winning Author

Journalist and award-winning author, Jim Lynch, will be speaking about “Bold Women Who’ve Inspired My Writing and My Characters” on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Women’s University Club of Seattle, located at 1105 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Attendees are welcome to attend a no-host dinner served following the lecture at 6:15 pm for $55 per person. Advance reservations required. Doors open at 4:00 pm.

  • Tickets are FREE for this lecture event. Advance registration required.

  • No-host cocktails begin at 4:00 pm.

  • Presentation begins at 5:00 pm.

  • Optional no-host dinner served at 6:15 pm - $55 per person.
    Select from Salmon or Vegetarian Option.




Jim Lynch is a journalist and award-winning author of novels set in the Pacific Northwest. Lynch is a storyteller whose portraits of people and places are thought-provoking and evocative. His first award-winning novel, The Highest Tide, about a teen exploring beaches of the south Sound, won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 2006. His second novel, Border Songs, set along the rural western end of the Canada–United States border, won the Washington State Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the American Booksellers Association award for best fiction in 2009. Lynch is just back from France where he introduced his recent book, Before the Wind, illuminating the relationships of a family deeply involved in sailing. His work has been compared to a variety of authors, including John Steinbeck, Ken Kesey, Tom Robbins and Richard Russo.

WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY CLUB FOUNDATION - Ellen Blom Memorial Arts Program:

This series of lectures is made possible by a gift from the Blom family to honor the memory of Ellen Stewart Blom, longtime Women’s University Club of Seattle member and 1984 Club President. Presented by the Community Education and Outreach Council of the Women’s University Club Foundation. For more information about the foundation visit the Women’s University Club Foundation website at www.womensuniversityclubfoundation.org

This FREE lecture event and no-host dinner will be held at the Women's University Club, located at 1105 Sixth Avenue, Seattle WA 98101, phone (206) 623-0402.  For more information, email the Women's University Club Foundation.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults 21 & over only, please. ID required for alcohol purchases (no-host).|

Can I attend the free event but not stay for the optional no-host dinner?

Yes, the Jim Lynch lecture is free. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Presentation begins at 5:00 pm. Dinner is optional - $55 per person (plus EventBrite fee of $5.12). Advance ticket sales available on EventBrite. Lecture and Dinner reservations close at 5:00 pm on September 24. 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Women's University Club is located at 1105 Sixth Avenue, near bus lines. Street parking is available. Parking garage is for WUC Members Only. Additional paid parking may be available at the Hilton Hotel, located two blocks north of the Club. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email the Women's University Club Foundation

What's the refund policy?

Refunds available up to seven days prior to event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, printed tickets required for lecture only or lecture and no-host dinner.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, please notify us that the ticket has been transferred at check in.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, please notify us that the ticket name has been changed at check in.

Are venue tours available?

Yes, tours are available through the WUC Foundation Historic Landmark Preservation Council. For a complimentary tour of the Women's University Club's historic building, please notify us by 5:00 pm on September 24 by calling (206) 623-0402, ext. 126. The Women's University Club building is a Seattle Historic Landmark and listed on the National Historic Landmark Preservation Registry.