Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Jay Kristoff: 6 p.m. May 12, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. From the bestselling authors of “The Illuminae Files” comes a new intergalactic space opera — set in the year 2380. In “Aurora Rising,” the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. And it looks like the star pupil’s squad of losers, discipline cases and misfits may be the last hope for the entire galaxy. More at

Karen Treiger: 7 p.m. May 13, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “My Soul is Filled with Joy,” Treiger tells the story of her in-laws — Holocaust survivors Sam and Esther Goldberg. It brings to life the horror of the Nazis’ actions and the toll that it exacted on so many Jewish families. The Goldbergs’ story is one of love and the will to live no matter what they had to endure. More at

Kevin Horan: 7 p.m. May 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Horan’s “Goats and Sheep” features a selection of goat and sheep portraits. When the photographer moved from city to country, he found among his animal companions goats and sheep whose chorus of sounds suggested they were not just herd animals, but individuals as well. More at

Martha Hall Kelly: 6 p.m. May 15, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center. Kelly’s “Lost Roses” is the follow-up to her bestselling novel “Lilac Girls.” The second book tells the story of three equally indomitable women and also is inspired by true events — but this time it’s set a generation earlier. One of the women is Caroline Ferriday’s mother, Eliza. More at

Adam Savage: 7 p.m. May 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. After a lifetime as a maker, Savage shares his golden rules of creativity in “Every Tool’s A Hammer,” from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Savage is a star of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters.” This is a ticketed event. More at

Brad Holden: 5 to 7 p.m. May 16, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. 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

David Mizejewski: 7 p.m. May 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Invite birds, butterflies and bees into your back yard by nurturing a wildlife habitat garden. “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife” includes nature photography, lists of the best plants to support wildlife, and 17 projects the whole family can enjoy. More at

E.C. Murray: Noon to 1 p.m. May 18, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Murray’s memoir, “A Long Way From Paris,” is set in 1980. City girl Elizabeth hitchhikes to the mountains of southern France where she herds goats and reflects on her relationships, develops her spirituality, and overcomes her self-doubt caused by past obesity. Murray is the founder and publisher of The Writers Connection. More at

Monika Wieland Shields: 6 p.m. May 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Endangered Orcas” focuses on the icons of the Pacific Northwest. The Southern Resident killer whales are the most watched and studied whales in the world, yet the struggle for survival in the waters of Washington state and British Columbia. Shields explains their struggles, why we need to help them and how to accomplish that task. More at

Rebecca Stefoff: 6 p.m. May 19, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The acclaimed nonfiction children’s writer who adapted Howard Zinn’s bestseller “A People’s History of the United States” for young readers is at it again. This time, Stefoff has made James W. Loewen’s beloved work “Lies My Teacher Told Me” available to youth. 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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