Casey O’Roarty: 7 p.m. May 28, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Parenting is messy. “Joyful Courage” is meant to help parents navigate the roller coaster of raising children while choosing to be connected and engaged. O’Roarty is a positive discipline trainer and parent coach with a master’s degree in education. She hosts the popular parenting podcast Joyful Courage. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
John Luzzi: 7 p.m. May 29, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Dads Know Best,” by John Luzzi and Don Miggs, is a real-talk book about parenting. No sugar-coating, no pandering, no cliches. Just honest advice from two fathers who did everything wrong, but ended up getting it right. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Molly Hashimoto: 7 p.m. May 30, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Hashimoto’s “Birds of the West” is an artist’s guide to more than 80 iconic Western birds. She encourages birders and artists alike to observe more closely the feathered friends around us. Hashimoto is an award-winning nature artist and art teacher. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Jennifer Dornbush: 6 p.m. May 31, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Dornbush will present two books — “Forensic Speak” and “The Coroner” — born out of the author’s real-life experiences growing up around death investigation. “Forensic Speak” provides writers with hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic, while “The Coroner” is Dornbush’s example of just that. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Elena Louise Richmond: Noon to 1 p.m. June 1, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. In Richmond’s new novel, “Advancing the Retreat,” we meet April March, who wants nothing more than to be left alone to putter in her garden. But when her husband joins the church across the street, April gets pulled into the schemes and mischief of the congregation. Richmond also is the author of “99 Girdles on the Wall.” More at www.edmondsbookshop.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 released another book of poetry: “Paleolithica and Other Poems” is a collection of poems spanning 1978 to 2018. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published more than 25 books. Find his books on Amazon.
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