Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Billy Mac: 7 p.m. May 23, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. “My Oh My! The Dave Niehaus Story” is a reflection on the life and work of the Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster. Mac’s book begins in Niehaus’ childhood and takes us through his celebrated career. For more than three decades in Seattle, until his death in 2010, his lyrical play-by-play was a nightly inspiration to the fans. More at

Ron Donovan, Roy Kindelberger and M. Perry Dolan: Noon to 1 p.m., May 26, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The bookstore is hosting three local, independent-press authors with books to instill, inspire and restore. Hear from Ron Donovan with his book “The Wisdom of Doing Things Wrong;” Roy Kindelberger with his novel “Broken Bridges;” and M. Perry Dolan with his memoir “No Place to Cry.” Call 425-775-2789.

Rachel Pudelek: 6 p.m. May 26, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. Pudelek’s book “Freyja’s Daughter” is the first in her Wild Women book series. The book centers on Faline Frey, a bounty-hunter with hudra powers who tries not to catch the unwanted attention of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural. More at

Peter Stark: 7 p.m. May 30, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. The bestselling author of “Astoria” brings new perspective on the first president of the United States in “Young Washington.” Stark’s book weaves together George Washington’s wilderness adventures and a broader historical context to offer more insight into the years that shaped the man who shaped a nation. More at

Erica Miner: 6 p.m. June 2, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. Miner’s new book, “Death By Opera,” is a sequel to “Murder in the Pit, in which a young violinist having survived her entanglement in a murder plot at the Metropolitan Opera, finds further operatic turmoil at the Santa Fe Opera. Miner is a former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist and an award-winning author, screenwriter, arts writer and lecturer. More at

Victoria Price: 7 p.m. June 4, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. In “The Way of Being Lost,” an intimate guide to finding one’s path, the daughter of Vincent Price shares her journey toward accepting his legacy of remaining curious, giving back, practicing joy and saying yes. More at


Skagit River Poetry Festival: The 10th biennial festival continues May 20 at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial, La Conner. Features poetry readings, workshops and live music. Tickets range in price. Hosted by the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Call 360-422-6033. See the festival schedule at

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 for more.


Von Braschler: The Everett native has written eight books, the newest about hospice and death transition. It is called “Moving in the Light: The Deb Bennett Story.” It follows one courageous cancer survivor through hospice and a series of meditation exercises. Braschler was born and raised in Everett. After graduating from Everett Junior College in 1967, he was a journalist in Oregon where he also volunteered at Mt. Hood Hospice, a pioneer in hospice care. His book is available on Amazon. Call 651-235-6645.

Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has published two more haiku books: “The Runner’s Book of Haiku,” poems inspired by his love of long-distance running, and “Where the River Flows,” a collection of 1,000 haiku set in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has written more than 20 books. All of his books are available on Amazon.

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