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Book Signing Event in Olympia

Friday, April 24 at 12:30pm in the State Reception Room

Senators Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe Fain, Andy Billig, and Don Benton invite you to a book signing event with author Daniel James Brown who wrote the New York Times best-selling book Boys in the Boat. It tells the story of the University of Washington crew team and their path to gold, defeating the elite teams of the East Coast, Great Britain, and the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The formal invite can be found here.

The author will also talk about The Weinstein Company’s plan to bring the story to the big screen and his thoughts on the importance of filming the upcoming motion picture at the University of Washington. Come to this event and learn more about this inspirational story and talk to elected officials about how SB 6027 will help keep Boys in the Boat and film in Washington State.

If you plan to attend, RSVP at

Time and Events

11:45am – Meet in Pritchard Building Cafeteria

12:30pm – Event and Discussion in State Reception Room

1:30pm – Book Sale and Signing with Brown in Columbia Room

Don’t know about the book? Check out Tim Egan’s op-ed letter in the April 19th edition of the NY Times where he writes about how and why the book is garnering critical acclaim. ____________________________________________________________________________________

About Washington Filmworks: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film office and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers and offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.