Snohomish County book calendar

Jeanne Bender

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.

Katherine Pryor

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.

Nancy Pearl

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 to 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

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.

Susan Storer Clark

Noon Nov. 11, Edmonds Bookshop

The local author will read from and sign copies of her new novel “The Monk Woman’s Daughter.” This is the tale of Vera St. John’s chaotic upbringing amid the turbulence of 19th-century urban America. From the squalid streets of 1840s New York to the devastation of post-Civil War Memphis, Vera threads her way through the powerful conflicts of American history to find where she belongs. Along the way, she discovers the nature of power and the true meaning of freedom. The shop is located at 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

Irene Skyriver

6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Third Place Books

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 shop is located at 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park.

Poetry readings

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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