Jean Godden: 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Mill Creek University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. The Seattle journalist and politician will discuss her new book, “Citizen Jean: Riots, Rogues, Rumors, and Other Inside Seattle Stories,” with Terry Tazioli. More at www.ubookstore.com.
Mark Greaney: 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Mission Critical” by Greaney is a thriller about an assassin working for the CIA who must track down a mystery man believed to have knowledge of a mole at CIA headquarters. Greaney is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Elise Hooper: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dared to be different. With Hooper’s new novel, “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America,” we see the world through Lange’s photographer’s eye. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Leroy Henry: 2 p.m. Feb. 23, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Henry presents “Blueberry Muffins Are Up A Buck A Pair, Illustrated Edition,” a fantasy novel he wrote with Starmel Spring when the two best friends were both in their 20s in the 1970s, but was not released until Spring’s recent death. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Taylor Adams: 12 to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Taylor’s new thriller, “No Exit,” is about four strangers stuck in a blizzard who must unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath. Adams is also an award-winning short film director. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Jasper Fforde: 6 p.m. Feb. 24, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In the New York Times bestselling author’s new standalone novel, “Early Riser,” the human population hibernates every winter. A group of mildly unhinged misfits, including their newest member Charlie Worthing, must ensure the safe passage of the sleeping masses in the face of a dream outbreak that starts to kill people. 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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