Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Harlan Coben: 7 p.m. April 8, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she’s not the girl you remember. This is the premise of Coben’s latest domestic thriller “Run Away.” Tickets are required for this event. More at

J.A. Jance: 7 p.m. April 9, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In the bestselling author’s latest thriller, “The A List,” Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished. A killer Ally help put behind bars is looking for revenge: He’s made an Annihilation List of every person who wronged him. Ally and her team must race against the clock to stop the killer before her own name is crossed out for good. More at

Library Giving Day: Everett Public Library is raising funds through an inaugural Library Giving Day campaign. Library lovers are encouraged to make a gift to Everett Public Library online by April 10 to show their support. To make a gift to support Everett Public Library, visit

Dave Barry: 7 p.m. April 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “Lessons from Lucy,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who showed us how to age gracefully in “Dave Barry Turns 40,” now is taking cues from his beloved and highly intelligent dog on how to live his best life. Tickets are required for this event. More at

Mary Daheim: 7 p.m. April 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “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

Gloria Burgess: 6 p.m. April 12, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Burgess’ “Pass It On” 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

Bethany Reid and Karen Whalley: Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 13, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. In honor of National Poetry Month, the bookstore welcomes two local poets, each with a new collection. Reid will bring her new paperback, “Body My House,” and Whalley will read from “My Own Name Seems Strange to Me.” More at

Koe Creation: 2 p.m. April 13, The Neverending Bookshop, Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Creation will read from and sign copies of their book “This Heart Holds Many,” a memoir on life as the nonbinary millennial child of a polyamorous family. Creation is an author, speaker and activist for sex-positive education. More at

Kathleen Glasgow: 6 p.m. April 13, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. From the bestselling author of “Girl in Pieces” comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you’re surrounded by darkness. In “How To Make Friends With The Dark,” Tiger must figure out how to go on alone when her mother dies. More at

Baseball Prospectus: 6 p.m. April 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Attention baseball fans: Contributors of the 2019 edition of “Baseball Prospectus” will guide a talk at the bookstore about the 2019 season. Baseball Prospectus is an organization devoted to the sabermetric analysis of baseball. More at


The Neverending Bookshop: 6 p.m. first Fridays. 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 for more.


Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has another haiku book out: “Distant Islands” focuses on nature — of the outdoors and human variety — in the Pacific Northwest. Bertrand has authored many collections of poems written in the Japanese verse form. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published more than 25 books. Find his books on Amazon.

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