Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Kimberly Bouchard: 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The latest in Bouchard’s “Positively Disney” series,“Positively Disney: Heartwarming Stories about Star Wars’ Impact on People’s Lives” is a compilation of moving, emotionally driven stories about how “Star Wars” has affected the lives of the actors, creative talent and fans around the world. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.

David B. Williams: 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Williams will talk about his book “Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology.” Most people don’t think to observe geology from the sidewalks of a major city, but all Williams has to do is look at building stone in any urban center to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Candace Robb: 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Forest Park. Robb will talk about her latest “Owen Archer” book: “A Conspiracy of Wolves.” When a member of one of York’s most prominent families is found dead, his throat torn out, rumours spread like wildfire that wolves are running loose. Persuaded to investigate by the victim’s father, Owen Archer, is convinced that a human is responsible. But before he can prove his case, a second body is discovered, stabbed to death. Robb is the author of 11 “Owen Archer” mysteries and three “Kate Clifford” medieval mysteries. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Andrea Dunlop: 5 p.m. Sept. 19, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Dunlop’s new novel, “We Came Here to Forget,” is about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and becomes enmeshed with a man keeping dark secrets of his own. She is the author of “Losing the Light” and “She Regrets Nothing.” More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.

Tracy Chevalier: 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. After the war took both her brother and her fiance, Violet Speedwell has become a “surplus woman,” one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood. In Chevalier’s “A Single Thread After the Great War,” Violet saves enough to move to Winchester, home to one of England’s grandest cathedrals, where she is drawn into a society of broderers — women who embroider kneelers for the cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Sara Donati: 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Where the Light Enters,” a book by the bestselling author of “The Gilded Hour,” comes a story of two trailblazing female doctors in 19th-century New York. Unable to ignore the plight of New York’s less fortunate, these intrepid women draw on all resources to protect their patients. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.

Amanda Frame: 2 p.m. Sept. 21, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds. Frame’s fantasy book “Into the Void” follows the lives of John and Anna, who are separately impacted by the Void — a desolated mirror image of our own world. Though their narratives are decades apart, can they find a way out together? More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.

POETRY READINGS

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.

NEW BOOKS

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 www.spiritstones.net for more information.

Lavinia Dasani: “The Spy Within” is the author’s second 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. She also is the author of “Affair of the Heart.” Go go www.laviniadasani.com for more information.

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