Books Briefly: Lake Stevens man publishes self-help book

Lee Cuesta draws on more than 40 years of experience to unpack the deepest, fullest meaning of waiting on and for God.

Lake Stevens man publishes spiritual self-help book

Lake Stevens author Lee Cuesta has published a new book, “Successful Spiritual Waiting: the 7 Maxims.”

In it, Cuesta draws on more than 40 years of experience to unpack the deepest, fullest meaning of waiting on and for God, along with why and how. He gives guidance enabling readers to implement these principles, and shows that waiting is a positive spiritual practice that helps achieve one’s life purpose while reducing stress. Cuesta defines “success” as achieving and fulfilling one’s life purpose, and he describes in detail how to succeed in the area of spiritual waiting.

For more information, go to www.leecuesta.com and www.leecuestalive.com.

Program to explore AI tools for artists

Matthew Buza, a director of the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest and a published author, will be presenting a program called “AI-Powered Art” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Snohomish Library Meeting Room, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish,. The meeting is open to all.

The program will cover two popular Artificial Intelligence art tools, Midjourney and Art Breeder, to generate art for a wide range of uses. It will focus on how artists and authors can use these tools to make art, dynamic book covers, in-book artwork, character images, inspiration for writing prompts, and more.

The program is intended for new and experienced artists.

Skagit River Poetry Festival set for Oct. 6-8

The Skagit River Poetry Festival is planned for Oct. 6-8 at various venues in La Conner.

The event celebrates poetry through readings, music, interviews and panel discussions, Internationally famous poets including Javier Zamora, Samiya Bashir, Lorna Crozier, Karen Solie, Liz Howard and Austin Smith will attend,

For more information, go to www.skagitriverpoetry.org.

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