David D. Spenser Sr.
6 p.m. Nov. 2, Hibulb Cultural Center
Spenser, an elder member of the Tulalip Tribes, an author and a poet, will read from his poems. His book, “Lifted to the Edge: The Reflections of a Tulalip Grandson,” explores his memories of clam digging with his grandparents, who raised him, and growing up on the Tulalip reservation. Hibulb is at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip.
Janet R. Collins
Noon, Nov. 4, Edmonds Bookshop
The author will read from and sign copies of her new book “On the Arctic Front: Ernest Leffingwell’s Polar Explorations and Legacy.” A presentation in 1897 by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen sparked Leffingwell’s lifelong passion for the Arctic. Janet Collins discovered her own zeal when she took a college course called Arctic Environment. Her graduate degree in library science and undergraduate degree in geography came in handy as she undertook a seven-year investigation instigated by an intriguing name on a map. Her research revealed a meticulous and detailed explorer who made journal entries in pencil and often used abbreviations and initials, leaving her with much to decipher. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.
Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Cascadia Art Museum
Martin, the curator at the museum, will talk about and sign copies of his new book, “Territorial Hues: The Color Print and Washington State 1920-1960,” which also serves as a catalog for the current exhibit. Copies are available for sale at the museum shop, 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds. Produced by University of Washington Press.
2 p.m. Nov. 4, Half Price Books Everett
The Lopez Island author will talk about and read from her new book “Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey,” published by Green Writers Press of Vermont. Inspired by her spirit of adventure and by the stories of her native coastal ancestors (Tlingit/Makah), Skyriver celebrated her 40th year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home on Lopez. She weaves together the account of her journey and the stories told by her great-grandmother and others. The book store is at 1321-A SE Everett Mall Way. Skyriver also is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
11 a.m. Nov. 5, University Book Store, Mill Creek
The author will read from and sign copies of the third book in her Lindie Lou Adventure Series. “Harvest Time, A Celebration on an Organic Farm” takes place in the fall. It explores farm life, organic growing and harvest festival traditions. In the previous books, Lindie Lou, Bender’s traveling puppy, flew on an airplane and visited the Space Needle. The bookstore is at 15311 Main St.
2 p.m. Nov. 5, Snohomish Library
The author will teach a free class on writing children’s books. She will offer the guidelines and formats required by publishers, examine the structure of successful picture books and talk about opportunities available to children’s book authors. The library is at 311 Maple Ave. Seating is limited. Call 360-568-2898.
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Pearl, everyone’s favorite librarian, will talk about her favorite books of the year in the morning session. In the evening, she will read from and sign copies of her novel “George & Lizzie.” The reading is $22, and benefits the arts center and the Langley Library. WICA is at 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Call 360-221-8262. Pearl also will talk about her novel at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Otto Greule and Warner Blake
5-7 p.m. Nov. 8, Stimson-Green Mansion
The authors of “J.S. White, Our First Architect: His Surviving Structures from 19th-Century Snohomish” will sign copies of the book, Greule will talk about his work creating historic architectural portraits. Free. Hosted by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The mansion is located at 1204 Minor Ave., Seattle. RSVP to www.preservewa.org.
Randall J. Hodges
7 p.m. Nov. 9, Third Place Books
The Edmonds photographer and gallery owner will share images from his favorite regions of North America. He also plans to talk about and sign copies of his book “Images of the West: A Hiking Photographer’s Adventures in Western United States and Canada.” The shop is located at 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park.
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 center’s library at 6410 23rd Ave. NE. Free.
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