Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Patricia Schultz: 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The deluxe edition of Schultz’s “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” is the first-ever photo-driven version of the travel book with more than 1,000 color photographs and 544 pages. A veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, Schultz also is the author of “1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die.” More at

Carol Lopez: 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. No matter how many mistakes you’ve made, a new day awaits you. In her memoir, “Muck Off,” Lopez shares her personal story of overcoming dysfunction, self-doubt and fear to live a life of wholeness, freedom and purpose. Lopez is an author, keynote speaker, life coach and entrepreneur. More at

“For the Love of Orcas”: 6 p.m. Nov. 22, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Forest Park. After the Southern Resident orca Tahlequah swam with her newly born dead calf for 17 days, scientists, poets and writers responded to her grief and the plight of the endangered orcas in this anthology. Edited by poets Andrew Shattuck McBride and Jill McCabe Johnson, the anthology features poetry, essays and environmental writing from more than 90 authors.

Karen Eisenbrey: 5 p.m. Nov. 23, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds. “Barbara and the Rage Brigade” is the follow-up to Eisenbrey’s debut YA novel “The Gospel of St. Rage.” In this superheroes-are-among-us sequel, Barbara contends with life after high school, figures out how to form her own super team and stands up for justice. Eisenbrey also is the author of “Wizard Girl” and “Daughter of Magic.” More at

Janiva Magness: 6 p.m. Nov. 24, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In her memoir, “Weeds Like Us,” Magness tells the story of how she fought tough battles before she launched her career. She lost both parents to suicide as a child and was placed in a dozen foster homes. She found stability and salvation — and ultimately triumph — in music. The American roots musician is only the second woman to win the Blues Foundation’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.

Cecilia Aragon: 2 p.m. Nov. 30, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds. “Writers in the Secret Garden,” co-written by Katie Davis, discusses how teenagers build communities, educate and encourage each other through fan ficition. More at

David Guterson: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out to have enough time to safely return to camp or home, regardless of whether you have reached your destination. In Gusterson’s “Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest,” it’s also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives. Gusterson is best known for his award-winning debut novel, “Snow Falling on Cedars.”

Susanna Ryan: 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. This book features comic book-style illustrations that celebrate the distinctive and odd people, places and things that define Seattle’s neighborhoods. “Seattle Walk Report — The Lines That Make Us” explores 24 popular Seattle neighborhoods, pulling out history, notable landmarks and curiosities that make each area so distinctive. Susanna Ryan is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator and designer. After discovering a love for exploring Seattle by foot, she anonymously started the Instagram comic series Seattle Walk Report in 2017.


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.

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