Christine Grabowski: 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In Grabowski’s debut young adult novel, “Dickensen Academy,” Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend a boarding school with a dark secret. When tragedy strikes, Autumn must stand up to her greatest fear or risk having her memories destroyed to protect the school’s secrets. Grabowski is a University of Washington graduate who lives in Newcastle, Washington. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Cary McClelland: 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. McClelland’s “Silicon City” is an intimate study of how San Francisco has been transformed by the tech boom. The author spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the Bay Area’s rapid change. With their stories, he has created a portrait of a beloved city — and a cautionary tale for the rest of the U.S. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Warren C. Easley: 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Easley delivers another humdinger of a tale — a murder mystery — featuring Cal Claxton and the City of Roses in “Moving Targets.” A young woman walks into Cal’s law office in downtown Portland, Oregon. She is determined to learn if her mother’s recent death was a hit-and-run or something more. His new client? She’s the adopted daughter of a Portland power couple. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Michelle Hodkin: 6 p.m. Nov. 16, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. The bestselling author will discuss “The Reckoning of Noah Shaw,” a sequel to “The Becoming of Noah Shaw.” Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices and the memories that haunt him. But he can’t: Legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled and old alliances are forged. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Martin Limón: 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “The Line,” George Sueño and Ernie Bascom return for their 13th outing, which takes them from Seoul to the DMZ in their most politically charged murder case yet. Limón retired from military service after 20 years in the U.S. Army, including 10 years in Korea. He is the author of 12 previous Sgts. Sueño and Bascom books. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Kristen Lunstrum: Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The stories in Lunstrum’s new collection — “What We Do With the Wreckage” — are about finding resilience in the face of adversity. Following losses big and small, environmental and familial, universal and personal, the best of us try to recover and rebuild. The characters in her stories are learning to reconstruct themselves, their families, and their futures from the wreckage of their broken pasts. Call 425-775-2789.
Paddy Eger: 2 p.m. Nov. 17, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. The local author will talk about her YA trilogy about ballet, which includes the titles “84 Ribbons,” “When the Music Stops — Dance On” and “Letters to Follow — A Dancer’s Adventure.” More recently, Eger published “Tasman,” a work of historical fiction about an innocent convict who struggles to regain his freedom. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Elliott Neff: 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “A Pawn’s Journey,” by Neff, is a based on true stories about how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind that can graciously handle set-backs. High schooler April knows she doesn’t have what it takes to earn a college scholarship. But then she meets a wise school counselor who teachers her invaluable life skills — while teaching her how to play chess. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Edmonds Bookshop: 5 p.m. third Thursdays. Third Thursday Art Walk poetry readings are held during the Everett Art Walk at the bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Call 425-775-2789 for more.
Black Lab Gallery: 7 p.m. Mondays. The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
Cafe Zippy: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Everett Poetry Night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Call 425-303-0474.
Hibulb Cultural Center: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. The museum’s Open Mic Poetry series continues. In the Longhouse Room at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Visit www.hibulbculturalcenter.org for more.
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