Diana J. Noble
5-6 p.m. Aug. 17, Edmonds Bookshop
The author will read from her new novel for young adults, “Evangelina Takes Flight” at the bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. A native of Laredo, Texas, Noble is in human resources at Boeing and lives in Edmonds. Her historical novel is based loosely on her paternal grandmother’s life but includes stories of other relatives and memories from her own childhood. The story introduces teens to the tumultuous times of the Mexican Revolution and the experiences of immigrants, especially Mexican Americans, as they adjust to a new way of life. In the summer of 1911 in northern Mexico, the de Leon family learns that the rumors of soldiers in the region are true. Evangelina’s father decides they must leave their home to avoid the violence. The trip north to the U.S. side of the border is filled with fear and anxiety.
7 p.m. Aug. 25, Mill Creek’s University Book Store
Hartsuyker takes readers to the world of ninth-century Vikings in her debut novel “The Half-Drowned King.” She will talk about the book and sign copies. Nordic music by fiddlers Martha Levenson and Vicki Watt Warshaw is offered at 6 p.m. The store is at 15311 Main St.
5 p.m. Aug. 26, Cafe Zippy
The author will read from her book “The Witch’s Hand” at the cafe, 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. In the book, Malaxia, the most formidable witch in 13-century France, chooses young Liana as her protege. But does Liana want to be the most powerful and destructive witch in the world?
3-6 p.m. Aug. 27, AngelArmsWorks
The Snohomish writer and artist is selling artwork he created for the Soup Talks Trilogy, an experimental theater piece he wrote, built and performed in the 1990s. Proceeds from the sale will go to production costs of his book “J.S. White: Our First Architect,” which was published by the People of Snohomish and Friends and released in July. Over the years, the Soup Talks Trilogy won several awards and grants from the likes of the Jim Henson Foundation, the Seattle Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. AngelArmsWorks is located in the former St. Michael Church, 230 Avenue B, Snohomish.
7 p.m. Sept. 6, Mill Creek’s University Book Store
The author will read from and sign copies of her latest J.P. Beaumont book “Proof of Life.” When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole dies in what’s deemed an accidental fire, Beaumont comes out of his own retirement to investigate. The action is at the request of none other than the victim himself. In the process “Beau” learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn’t mean it’s over.
Kate K. Lund
5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Edmonds Bookshop
Lund will talk about and sign copies of her latest book, “Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life.” The book presents the author’s vision of the seven pillars of a resilient child during the elementary school years along with specific strategies for bolstering resilience of your own child or children you work with. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.
7 p.m. Mondays, Black Lab Gallery, Everett
The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Cafe Zippy, Everett
Everett Poetry night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave. Call 425-303-0474.
6 p.m. first Thursdays, Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip
Open mic follows. In the library at 6410 23rd Ave. NE.
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