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“The Boys in the Boat” – A Daughter Remembers
“The Boys in the Boat” - A Daughter Remembers
WhenTuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WhereHaynes' Hall at McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Description

"The Boys in Boat," the critically acclaimed non-fiction novel by Daniel James Brown, celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team. The crew included nine working-class boys from the UW who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. Join us for an explanation of the book’s genesis and for stories from Judy Willman, the daughter of Joe Rantz who was one of those working-class boys who made history. Willman will also autograph any books brought to the event by audience members.
 
Judy Rantz Willman is the daughter of Joe Rantz, a member of the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team. A graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in Home Economics Education, Willman writes short stories and essays and has been published in several national magazines. She also won awards in international writing competitions.


 
The University of Washington Bothell is partnering with McMenamins History Department to present Pub Night Talks — a monthly series of talks by experts from UW Bothell and around the local community.

These talks are held the last Tuesday evening of each month at McMenamins Anderson School in downtown Bothell. Doors open at 6 pm. Talks begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by Q&A.

All talks are free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

All seating is first come, first served.

To learn about other events from the History Department of McMenamins, go to mcmenamins.com/history.

SpeakerJudy Rantz Willman is the daughter of Joe Rantz, a member of the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team. A graduate from the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in Home Economics Education, Willman writes short stories and essays and has been published in several national magazines. She also won awards in international writing competitions.
Event sponsorsUW Bothell Office of Advancement & External Relation and McMenamins History Department
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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