Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Trudy Kempton Dana: Noon to 1 p.m. May 11, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. In “The Kemptons: Adventures of a Montana Ranch Family, 1880-1964,” Dana mines her family’s lore for salt-of-the-earth true stories to reveal a family of rare vision, grit and integrity as they live our American history and embody the spirit of the West. More at

Heather Armstrong: 7 p.m. May 6, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. A bestselling author and blogger, Armstong’s memoir “The Valedictorian of Being Dead,” is about her her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving 10 rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. More at

Cassy Joy Garcia: 7 p.m. May 7, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Garcia’s “Cook Once, Eat All Week” shows how batch-cooking a few basic components can give you an entire week’s worth of dinners with minimal time and effort. Garcia is the founder of the popular food blog Fed + Fit. More at

Anne Phyfe Palmer: 7 p.m. May 8, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Palmer’s guided journal “This Life of Mine,” is meant to inspire people to share their life’s stories, memories and reflections. It includes a mix of fill-in-the-blanks, short answer questions, list-making prompts and ideas for simple sketches. More at

Brad Holden: 7 p.m. May 9, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Holden’s “Seattle Prohibition” tells Seattle’s history involving bootleggers, rumrunners and political corruption during Prohibition. Holden is a local historian, collector and self-proclaimed urban archaeologist. He volunteers his time at the Edmonds Historical Museum. More at

Dan Richards: 6 p.m. May 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Stu Truly is anxious to spend time with Becca, the girl who makes his palms sweat and his stomach turn. Will Stu’s crush turn into something more? “Stu Truly: First Kiss” is a follow-up to Richards’ middle-grade novel “Stu Truly.” More at

Kate Kaufmann: 6 p.m. May 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.Your mom can’t describe what it’s like not having kids. Kaufmann’s “Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer Is No” offers insights into what life might have in store for the growing numbers of women who will never become mothers, and for those who love them. 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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