Drinkers & Thinkers: Jourdan Keith & Sarah Wyan

Where we pair a fascinating person with one of the city’s best bartenders. Guided along by Katy Sewall, formerly of KUOW’s Weekday, and Nordo’s own Maximillian Davis, Drinkers & Thinkers evokes those rare and memorable conversations that only happen with a captivating stranger and a great bartender.

Jourdan Imani Keith writes for Orion Magazine's Lay of the Land column about the intersections of race, gender, justice and our environment. The founder and director of Urban Wilderness Project, her essays, "At Risk" and "Desegregating Wilderness" appear in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 anthology (Houghton Mifflin).

Sarah Wyan: I began working in the food and beverage industry at the age of 15, and I have only left once for about a year. I thought that I should have an ad career with better hours, as I was beginning a family. But I quickly returned because I couldn't stay away. I missed the people, the craft, and the community. After spending almost 20 years mixing libations for friends and stranger, I have delved further into the industry and am currently the General Manager of Oddfellows Cafe and Bar, and soon to be addition of Little Oddfellow's, located in the new Elliott Bay Books.