Gloria Burgess: 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Pass It On” by Burgess is a children’s picture book about the author’s father, Earnest McEwen Jr., and how befriending William Faulkner — one of the most celebrated writers in American literature — changed his life. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Doug Walsh: 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In Walsh’s “Tailwinds Past Florence” a husband and wife on the verge of divorce decide to bicycle around the world. Edward will do anything to keep his work troubles from his wife. Kara is tired of being married to a workaholic. So together they decide to pedal away from Seattle and toward eternal love. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Mary Daheim: 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Daheim is celebrating the release of her 68th book. “A Case of Bier” is the latest in the author’s bestselling Bed-and-Breakfast series, featuring innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn. Vacations can be murder — and no one knows it better than Judith. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Dave Ellingson: 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Paddle Pilgrim” chronicles a month-long kayaking adventure on the magnificent Sogne and Hardanger Fjords in Norway, where the author’s ancestors emigrated from to America in the 1850s. Ellingson’s narrative weaves together paddling, ponderings and pictures to bring his kayaking trip to life. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Simon Calcavecchia: 2 p.m. Feb. 16, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Calcavecchia wrote the children’s book “The Adventures of Frank and Mustard” after a rough game of rugby broke his neck and left him a quadriplegic. The author and motivational speaker visits Washington schools to talk about living — and thriving — with a disability. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Paul Souders: 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. How did theauthor and photographer find himself alone aboard a tiny boat, enduring bad weather and worse cooking, while struggling to find his way across more than a thousand miles of of Hudson Bay? It was all for a picture. Read about Souders’ quest to photograph the polar bear in “Arctic Solitaire.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
The Neverending Bookshop: 6 p.m. March 1. The bookshop hosts a Flash Fiction and Poetry Slam at 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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