Events listed here are scheduled to happen after May 4, when the statewide stay-at-home order is slated to end. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Charles P. Quinn: Noon May 9, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Find the story of how a portrait request turned into a deal between a movie star and a photographer in “The Photography of James Dean.” Still an “unknown,” James Dean agreed to sit for Roy Schatt under one condition. He wanted photography lessons. Quinn also is the author of “The James Dean Collection.” More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Wendy Kendall: 2 p.m. May 9, Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. Kendall’s “Kat out of the Bag” introduces Katherine Watson, international purse designer and unintentional sleuth. While at a gala to showcase her bags, a body is discovered. This is the first book in Kendall’s “In Purse-Suit Mystery Series.” Kendall is a freelancer writer and editor from Edmonds. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Donna Cameron and Richard and Leona Bergstrom: Noon May 16, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. These local authors are helping us to live our best lives now and in the future. Donna Cameron wrote “A Year of Living Kindly.” Richard and Leona Bergstrom are the authors of “Third Calling” and “My Life After Work.” More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
J.G. Knott: 2 p.m. May 30, Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. In the historical novel “Beyond the Gates Of Ani,” Knott presents a tale of old Armenia from 1064 to the end of the first Crusade. It is a historical novel of adventure, friendship and love, set against the political intrigue of the Byzantine Empire in the 11th century. The author is an avid traveler and reader of historical fiction. He also published “Beyond the Bitter Sea” in 2014. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
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.
Robert Graef: The Lake Stevens ventures into fiction with “Teachable Moments.” Now finding favor with local book clubs, the novel is set in school districts in the Stillaguamish estuary in the 1990s — though plot elements were drawn from actual happenings through the 1980s and ’90s. Graef wrote the book to generate a more sympathetic view of challenges inherent in properly managing public schools.
Bill Witthuhn: A former teacher and coach in Snohomish, Witthuhn has written a book. “The Contest” is the tale of a business with fading sales that sponsors a contest to get back into the black. Surprises and challenges are expected with any competition, but no one could ever predict it would lead to a school shooting. You can find Witthuhn’s self-published novel on Amazon.
Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has released another book of poetry: “Primitive Places: Collected Haiku” is a collection of 1,000 haiku about life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 29 books. Find them on Amazon.
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