Upcoming local book events

J.A. Jance

7 p.m. March 30, University Book Store

In J.A. Jance’s latest book, “Cold Betrayal,” the newly married Ali Reynolds is called back to the job when Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, pulls her into the investigation of a polygamist cult after she rescues a young pregnant woman injured while making her escape. Jance will read, sign books and introduce Ali’s exciting new adventure and its story inspired by real life evils that exist right in our own backyards and our choice to look away or do something about them. The presentation is free at the store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek.

Ron Young

7 p.m. March 31, Snow Goose Books

Ron Young, of Everett, will read from his new memoir, “Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam and the Middle East,” which chronicles the author’s lifelong passion for and involvement in issues of peace, justice and reconciliation, from the American Civil Rights movement to current peace efforts in the Middle East. Young’s story is a snapshot of important decades of modern American history, and his experiences over his lifetime offer critical insights into national and international issues we face today. Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 360-629-3631. Snow Goose Books &Frames is now located at 8716 271st St. NW, Stanwood.

Marci Fryberg-Tyson

6 p.m. April 2, Hibulb Cultural Center

Poet Marci Fryberg-Tyson will read from her work until 7 p.m. when an open mic poetry session begins. Hibulb’s “First Thursdays” are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 6410 23rd Avenue NE, Tulalip. For more information, call 360-716-2600.

Jon Ronson

7 p.m. April 7, Third Place Books

Ronson will read from his book “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” at the book store, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Ronson is the internationally bestselling author of “The Psychopath Test.” His new book is a powerful, funny and humane dispatch from the frontline, in the escalating war on human nature and its flaws.

Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen

6:30 p.m. April 7, Everett Public Library; 2 p.m. April 18, Mountlake Terrace Library

Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen will read poetry twice in Snohomish County as part of April’s National Poetry Month. The event at the Everett library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., is a joint reading with Seattle poet Megan Snyder-Camp., The Mountlake Terrace event includes music by John Burgess at 23300 58th Ave. W. Austen is the author of the collection “Every Dress a Decision” and two chapbooks “The Girl Who Goes Alone” and “Where Currents Meet.” She produces literary programming for KUOW radio and is a communications specialist and educator at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her work explores ways the personal and political intersect, and touches on issues such as women’s societal roles, courage, spirituality and the natural world.

To submit news for the book calendar contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.

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