Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Kelly Jones: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Jones’ novel “Sauerkraut” is about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. Jones is the author of “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer,” “Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?” and “Murder, Magic, and What We Wore.” More at

Leanne Vogel: 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Keto for Women International” is a resource guide for women looking to take charge of their health through a fat-fueled, ketogenic diet. Vogel draws upon her experience as a nutrition teacher, as well as her personal success to bring women a custom-built nutrition program that will meet their individual needs. She is the founder of Happy Keto Body. More at

Sneed B. Collard: 2 p.m. Sept. 14, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Joined by his 16-year-old son, Braden, the veteran author recounts how they began their birding journey together — their early tentative steps into the birding world, and their steady mastery of Montana birds before taking their big leap into a big year. It’s all recounted in Sneed’s acclaimed book, “Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding.” More at

Mike Issac: 6 p.m. Sept. 14 , Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Issac’s “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” takes an in-depth look at the transporation network. In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup. Uber had catapulted to the top, yet for many had come to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. More at


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 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 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 for more information.

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