Cody T. Luff: 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Set in the far future, “Ration” is an unflinching take on the ways in which society can harm the very people it seeks to protect. Luff teaches at Portland Community College and works as a story editor. This is his debut novel. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Cassandra Overby: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Explore Europe on Foot” is a complete guide to conceptualizing, planning, and executing the slow-travel hike (or hikes) of a lifetime. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Mateo Monda: 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Midtown Madhatter” draws heavily on the author’s personal experiences, traces the episodic adventures (and misadventures) of Seattle native Pete Walsh and his friends with settings in Seattle, Mexico and Manhattan. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Lydia E. Harris: 6 p.m. Aug. 23, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “In the Kitchen with Grandma: Stirring Up Tasty Memories.” Enjoy grandma-tested recipes you and your grandchild will love making together. Harris’ book is meant to help your family make lasting memories in the kitchen. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Will Taylor: 6 p.m. Aug.24, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Maggie & Abby and the Shipwreck Treehouse.” Nine long months after being shut out of the pillow fort network for good, Maggie and Abby finally have a whole new mission to focus on — and this one starts with a return to the infamous Camp Cantaloupe. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Cora Carmack: 6 p.m. Aug. 29, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Carmack discusses her books “Roar” and “Rage.” She will talk about not only the fantasy elements of her books, but also the disabled representation within them. 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.
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