Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner knows how to tell a good story. Now that the acclaimed television series has ended, he brings us a look at his debut novel Heather, the Totality. We’re excited to be hosting Weiner as he expounds on this dark, gripping modern fable set in New York City and centered on a couple with an unsettling obsession with their daughter and how they struggle to possess her. Judith Clain, vice president and editor in chief of Little, Brown and Co. publishing describes the book as “psychologically very chilling, very clever” and written with an “Edgar Allan Poe feel.” Weiner is joined in conversation with Seattle’s own Maria Semple, award-winning author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and producer on popular television series Arrested Development, Mad About You, and 90210. These two veterans of serialized television come together to take us through Weiner’s process, inspirations, and intentions for Heather, the Totality, and explore the shifts in a writer’s mindset when transitioning from screen to page. Presented by Seattle University and Town Hall Seattle as part of the Arts & Culture series.