Coast Salish Day
4 p.m. Oct. 11, Western Washington University
At this free event, the Western Reads initiative at the university will kick off the campus-wide reading of “Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community” by Harriette Shelton Dover, who was the first woman to serve on the Tulalip Tribal Council and the first female tribal chairwoman. The book includes an account of the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855 as told to Dover by her elders. The event will be held in the university’s Fraser Hall 102, 516 High St., Bellingham. More information, including on where to park, is at wp.wwu.edu/westernreads.
5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Edmonds Bookshop
Hooper will read from and sign copies of her new book “The Other Alcott: A Novel.” Hooper’s debut novel tells the story of May Alcott, youngest sister of Louisa and a talented artist. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S. in Edmonds.
Lori Tsugawa Whaley
7 p.m. Oct. 19, Mill Creek University Book Store
Whaley will read from and sign copies of her new book “The Courage of a Samurai.” The samurai warriors of ancient Japan lived by a moral and ethical code known as Bushido, the way of the warrior. This code of chivalry sculpted their culture and influenced all aspects of their lives and society. The store is at 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center.
7 p.m. Mondays, Black Lab Gallery, Everett
The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Cafe Zippy, Everett
Everett Poetry night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave. Call 425-303-0474.
6 p.m. first Thursdays, Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip
Open mic follows. In the center’s library at 6410 23rd Ave. NE.
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