Tom Hanks is coming to Seattle Dec. 6 to promote his first book of fiction, "Uncommon Type: Some Stories." Here's how you can get tickets.

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The book and movie worlds will be colliding at Seattle Arts & Lectures next month, when Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) comes to town. The occasion: Hanks’ first book of fiction, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” Published last month, the book gathers a collection of 17 stories written by Hanks in recent years; one of which appeared in The New Yorker in 2014). All have a common theme: an appearance by an old-school typewriter — a longtime fascination for Hanks (his collection reportedly numbers more than 100).

Hanks will speak at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Susan Brotman Auditorium at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall; Seattle. Tickets begin at $75 (includes a copy of the book); student tickets are available for $10. Information:, or 206-621-2230.

Speaking of vintage typewriters, Hanks will next be seen on the big screen as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” set in the early 1970s. The film, which depicts true events from the early 1970s in which newspaper published leaked government documents regarding U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, will open in Seattle in late December.