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Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:30am
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Benjamin Schmitt: The Edmonds Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “The Saints of Capitalism” at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 via Facebook Live. He will read from his new poetry collection. Schmitt is the author of four books, including “Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity.” His poems have appeared in Sojourners, Antioch Review, The Good Men Project, Hobart and Columbia Review. A co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, he has also written articles for The Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.

Thea Prieto: The Neverending Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “From the Caves” at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 via Zoom. An environmental catastrophe has driven four people inside a cave. There, they wait out the end of the world with only their desire to live to sustain them. The book is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Novella Award. Prieto’s micro-fiction has also been published in The Masters Review. Email theneverendingbookshop@gmail.com to get the Zoom link. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.

JD Howard: The Everett native has published his latest novel of historical fiction, “French Peter – Journey To Hat Island,” an adventure story that begins at Hudson’s Bay Fort Stikine in the Russia-American wilderness in 1842. There, primary character Peter Goutre gets caught up in a murderous mutiny that forces him to flee to Puget Sound. Howard says the novel is the first work to include a narrative with Everett’s first homesteader, Dennis Brigham, and Whidbey Island’s Isaac Ebey. Howard will be signing copies of the novel from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett; from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Kiss The Sky Books, 401 Main St., Sultan; and from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at Main Street Books, 110 E. Main St., Monroe. Howard was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1973. His 2016 publication, “Sawdust Empire,” won the Malstrom Award, The City of Everett Brown Award, and The Best Books of 2016 Award from Kirkus Reviews.

NEW BOOKS

Jeanne-Marie Osterman: The poet has a new book with a few Everett-based poems: “All Animals Want the Same Things” includes poems about Osterman’s first cigarette, first girdle, first job, first marriage and first pandemic. “All Animals” was the winner of the Slipstream Press 34th Annual Poetry Chapbook Prize. Osterman, who grew up in Everett, also is the author of “Shellback,” a book of poems that pay tribute to her father, a Navy World War II veteran. That book earned the Kirkus star. More at www.ostermanpoetry.com.

Jennifer Bardsley: The Edmonds author has a new book out: “Good Catch” is her second novel in the “Harper Landing” series. A pair of frenemies navigates the shallow depths of a small-town dating scene only to find that the romance they need is right in front of them. Bardsley writes the column “I Brake for Moms” for The Daily Herald. In addition to “Sweet Bliss,” the first book in the series, she also is the author of the young adult novels “Genesis Girl” and “Damaged Goods.” More at www.jenniferbardsley.com.

Natalie Johnson: The Everett author worked on her memoir “An Angel Named Sadie” for 15 years. Johnson lost her newborn named Sadie when the new mother was just 19 years old. Hers is a story of grief — but it’s also about how a 3-month-old child with a faulty heart would inexorably alter the author’s life forever. Email nmjandddj_06@yahoo.com for more information.

Amanda Johnson: The Mountlake Terrace author’s debut novel is a perfect read for summer. She recommends you bring “East of Manhattan” with you to the beach or the pool. Julie and Scott Cutter made a deal: Scott will work for two years as a butler for a TV star, then they will start the family Julie has always wanted. But Julie is approaching prenatal geriatric status — and her husband lives in the basement of his celebrity boss’ Manhattan mansion instead of with her in Queens. More at amanda-johnson.com/writer.

Nicki Chen: The Edmonds author’s new novel, “When in Vanuatu,” explores the world of ex-pat living, in particular for the spouses of those working abroad. Chen earned her master’s degree in fine arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also the author of “Tiger Tail Soup,” Chen’s new book grew out of her experiences during the 20 years she lived with her husband and their three daughters in the Philippines and the South Pacific. More at nickichenwrites.com.

Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has released a new books of poetry: “Old Neanderthals” is a collection of 1,000 haiku about life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 poetry collections, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a teacher and running coach at Cascade High School in Everett. More at www.facebook.com/steve.bertrand.965.

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