Betsy Bell: 6 p.m. Jan. 25,Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Open Borders” is a memoir about love, loss and anti-war activism. Bell’s husband was chair of the anti-war movement Target Seattle in 1983 during the Soviet War scare. As tensions between the U.S. and USSR were increasing, Betsy traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak to elected officials and the United Nations in favor of open borders — even as conflicting aspirations and careers became a point of contention in her marriage. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Connie King Leonard: 2 p.m. Jan. 26, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Leonard’s book “Sleeping In My Jeans” is inspired by the author’s experiences as a witness to teenage homelessness. The story follows 16-year-old Mattie Rollins as she tries to figure out how to improve both her life and the lives of her family — while living in a car. Leonard is a former middle and high school teacher who now writes books for children and teens. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Mia García, Candice Montgomery and Joy McCullough: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Meet three Young Adult novelists in one Third Place Books event — “An Evening of YA Fiction.” García will talk about her book “The Resolutions,” Montgomery about “Home and Away” and McCullough will talk about her book “Blood, Water, Paint.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Ca Do: 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. We will all undoubtedly experience adversity and suffering in life. Do’s “Good Language” shows how to use that adversity as a catalyst to write a new story for yourself and your friends and family. The book chronicles the untold stories of familiar household names who transcended their adversity, to not just survive, but thrive. Do is a personal trainer, motivational speaker and author based in Seattle. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Diane Sanfilippo: 7 p.m. Jan. 31, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The bestselling author and health-and-wellness pioneer brings her own experience with a ketogenic diet to “Keto Quick Start.” It’s a comprehensive and easy-to-follow road map to transitioning to a keto lifestyle. The book includes 100 keto recipes, four weekly meal plans and more than a dozen easy meal plans. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Rachel Barnard: Noon, Feb. 2, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Barnard will talk about and sign copies of “Donuts In An Empty Field,” the first book in her “For the Love of Donuts” series. The Young Adult novel is about two best friends, a local food challenge and a mysterious bucket list. As Vanessa continues to fail the food challenge, she takes it out on the boy she blames for her father’s death because letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
The Neverending Bookshop: 6 p.m. Feb. 1. The first ever Flash Fiction and Poetry Slam is at the bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. All poets and short fiction/non-fiction writers are welcome. Call 425-415-1945.
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.
Tim Palmer: The award-winning author of 25 books about rivers, conservation and adventure travel has a new book. “America’s Great River Journeys” describes 50 of the nation’s best canoe, kayak and raft adventures. Each trip is paired with Palmer’s own photos and tips for traveling America’s rivers. One of those trips? It’s right here on the Skagit River. More about the author at www.timpalmer.org.
Jean Kim: The former minister from Everett has written her autobiography. Titled “Hope in the Color Purple,” Kim’s book is about her emigration from Korea, her service in the Presbyterian church and her experiences a social worker serving the homeless. All profits from the sale of the book will benefit the Hope in the Color Purple Fund. More about the author at www.jeankimhome.com.
Craig Romano: Get your heart pumping with a quick run, enjoy a peaceful hike, or take the kids for a stroll — all on trails close to home. Romano’s “Urban Trails Everett” features 45 hikes around Everett and throughout western Snohomish County, as well as on Whidbey and Camano islands. Romano is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books about outdoor recreation. Learn more at www.craigromano.com.
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