Elizabeth Person: 6 p.m. May 21, Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.Celebrate the launch of the Everett artist’s new children’s book. Person contributed original watercolor paintings to author Emma Bland Smith’s story “To Live on an Island.” Person’s vivid and colorful illustrations show what it’s like to spend a childhood paddling, hiking, traveling by ferry and counting orcas instead of sheep. The book will be available for sale and signing following a presentation. Call 425-257-8000.
Claire Legrand: 7 p.m. May 21, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In Legrand’s “Kingsbane” two queens, separated by a thousand years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength — and their hearts. The book is the sequel to the bestseller “Furyborn.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Mary Kay Andrews and Christina Dodd: 7 p.m. May 22, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Join bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews (“Sunset Beach”) and Christina Dodd (“What Doesn’t Kill Her”) as they talk about their latest novels, the writer life and their favorite spots in Washington state. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Erica Bauermeister: 7 p.m. May 23, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “The Scent Keeper,” Bauermeister presents a coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. She is the bestselling author of “The School of Essential Ingredients,” “Joy for Beginners” and “The Lost Art of Mixing.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Trudi Trueit: 2 p.m. May 25, The Neverending Bookshop, Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. The bookshop is throwing a party to celebrate the release of the second book in the Everett author’s Explorer Academy series for National Geographic. “The Falcon’s Feather” is the follow-up to “The Nebula Secret.” A former TV news reporter and weather forecaster, Trueit has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Wendy Tinker: 6 p.m. May 25, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In Tinker’s “Lost and Found,” the first book in the Jillian to the Rescue! series, we meet 12-year-old Jillian as she struggles with grief at the loss of her parents. Forced to move to Arizona to live with a grandmother she barely knows, and an angry uncle who carries a long-standing grudge, Jillian’s loneliness threatens to overwhelm her. That is until she rescues an abandoned Arabian mare, and both of their lives are changed. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
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 www.hibulbculturalcenter.org 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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