Alan Hardwick: 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Hardwick’s “Never Been This Close to Crazy” is about a guitar-playing cop on a top-secret FBI task force who borrows his parents’ station wagon while struggling to raise five kids on his own. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Richard Rapport: 2 p.m. Sept. 7, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Dr. Rapport will talk about his book “Seattle’s Medic One” and the two men who in 1968 created Seattle’s Medic One program. Rapport is a neurosurgeon at Harborview Medical Center and a professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Sarah Townsend and Sarah Cannon: Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 7, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Two local authors — named Sarah — will read from and have conversation about their books. Townsend is the author of “Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis,” while Cannon wrote “The Shame of Losing.” 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 tgallery 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.
Catherine Fransson: The Everett native wrote a memoir about her relationship with her parents. “Loving the Enemy: When The Favorite Parent Dies First” shares how Fransson grappled with getting acquainted with her father after Mother died first. The Everett High School graduate was crowned Miss Everett of 1962 and taught literature and journalism at Cascade High from 1965 to 1967. Go to spiritstones.net for more information.
Lavinia Dasani: “The Spy Within” is the author’s first book. Set in New York City, Dasani’s young adult action-romance novel explores the exchange of power between a cool, calm and collected billionaire and two wild and fiery spies. Dasani is originally from Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean and now makes her home in Arlington. Go go www.laviniadasani.com for more information.
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