Susan Jane Gilman: 7 p.m. June 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “Donna Has Left the Building,” we meet 45-year-old Donna — an an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she’s sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love and her art. Gilman is the bestselling author of “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Sarah Gailey: 7 p.m. June 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister — without losing herself. “Magic for Liars” is Gailey’s fantasy debut. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Megan Griswold: 6 p.m. June 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “The Book of Help” traces the author’s quest for love, connection and peace of mind. Griswold’s memoir-in-remedies spans four decades and six continents — from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Elisa Murray: 6 p.m. June 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Organized by season, “52 Seattle Adventures with Kids” is a local’s guide to the most affordable and awesome family outings around the Puget Sound region. It’s written by parents, for parents, and is packed with insider tips on saving, snack-time stops and staycation know-how. Murray, the guide’s editor, is a Seattle-based freelance writer and former editor at ParentMap.
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 the first volume of 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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