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Rachel Hartman: Tess of the Road

Signing/Readings

Rachel Hartman once again pushes the boundaries of genre, addressing issues that are rarely dealt with in epic fantasy and balancing them perfectly with adventure and light humor. With writing that is beautifully crafted and irresistibly powerful, "Tess of the Road" is at once both a rich fantasy adventure and an inspiring and indispensable reminder that there is always a way back from trauma and grief.

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• Thu 3/1/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anna Quinn: The Night Child

Signing/Readings

This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds.

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• Sat 3/3/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lou McKee: Klee Wyck Journal

Signing/Readings

While on a kayaking trip, author and artist Lou McKee chanced upon an enchanting stretch of beach and spent several days collecting stones polished by the ocean, exploring the nearby creek, and breathing in the wonder of untamed water and wilderness. Lou took her journal and sketchbook with her, documenting the construction and rendering local flora and fauna in colored ink and pencil drawings. Collected together in print for the first time, Klee Wyck Journal showcases Lou's remarkable lifetime on and near the water in exquisite, full color sketches.

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• Tue 3/6/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Digging Deeper with Sunil Yapa

Signing/Readings

Join author Sunil Yapa for an evening discussion of five books that have had a strong influence on him and his work.

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• Thu 3/8/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purple Friday Story Time

Family/Child (Books)

Come on down to the readings gallery as we have fun with this interactive story about a little monster who has lodged himself inside a book. We'll read other stories too, have a snack and do a small craft. *Author does NOT attend.

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• Fri 3/9/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Phoebe Wahl: Backyard Fairies

Family/Child (Books)

A determined girl searches tirelessly for the magical creatures she’s sure live in the woods beyond her garden. But they always seem to be fluttering just out of sight! Backyard Fairies offers a fanciful and beautifully illustrated peek into the hidden world of fairies, sprites, and other magical creatures that might be hiding in your backyard, too. Phoebe Wahl is a children's book author and illustrator based in Bellingham, WA.

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• Sat 3/10/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bruce Fraser – Noah's Raven: A Chilcotin Saga

Signing/Readings

Noah’s Raven, a political thriller by retired Vancouver criminal lawyer Bruce Fraser, imagines the intersection of the American electoral process with First Nations’ land rights. It pits an American Trump-like billionaire presidential hopeful against a Chilcotin Shaman and a novice US Reporter from Atlanta. It also explores the mysteries of the vast canvas of the rugged Chilcotin region of BC.

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• Sun 3/11/18 at - 4:00 PM

Excellence NW Workshop

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

Why don't people understand? Explore communication, what gets in our way and how to navigate the "big ones." This interactive workshop draws from the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High. Monique Stefens is an international facilitator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, is completing a master’s in adult and higher education, and has years of formal facilitator training.

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• Tue 3/13/18 at - 7:00 PM

Sarah McBride – Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, & the Fight For Trans Equality

Signing/Readings

Sarah McBride made headlines—and history—when she came out publicly as a transgender woman while serving as American University’s student body president. With "Tomorrow Will Be Different," along with a foreword from former vice president Joe Biden, she delivers a powerful and emotional story that serves as an entry point for understanding the issues that the trans community faces and fights each day.

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• Wed 3/14/18 at - 7:00 PM

Tyrell Johnson: The Wolves of Winter - Fiction!

Signing/Readings

A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path.

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• Fri 3/16/18 at - 7:00 PM

Underground Writing Group Reading

Signing/Readings

Released in January 2018, "What No One Ever Tells You" is the first anthology of student writings from Underground Writing. The book also includes a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright, Quiara Alegría Hudes, a list of resources, and micro essays by our Teaching Writers. Underground Writing is a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.

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• Sun 3/18/18 at - 4:00 PM

Tim Burnett: Mindfulness Workshop

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Join local mindfulness practitioner Tim Burnett for an exploration of mindfulness practices that promote awareness and well-being. We will discuss the origins of mindfulness, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us engage in our relationship to experience, reducing stress and enhancing well-being. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

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• Tue 3/20/18 at - 12:00 PM

Richard Little – Jakey's Fork: A River's Journey

Signing/Readings

From high in the Rockies, so begins Richard Little's latest collection of stories from the road. Rivers, blue traceries on a map, are pathways of history. What are their legacies? Hang out with Butch Cassidy, Sitting Bull, Teddy Roosevelt, and others to find out - and consider legacies we might leave to others.

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• Tue 3/20/18 at - 7:00 PM

Bruce Holbert: Whiskey

Talks/Lectures

Whiskey is the story of two brothers, their parents, three wrecked marriages, and a dark and hard-earned grace. With the gruff humor of Cormac McCarthy, a dash of madcap irony, and an authentic literary voice all his own, Bruce Holbert traverses the harsh landscape of America’s northwestern border and finds a family unlike any you’ve met before.

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• Wed 3/21/18 at - 7:00 PM

Lauren Danner – Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park

Signing/Readings

The North Cascades National Park celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, and a new book from Washington State University Press, "Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park," offers the first comprehensive account of its creation. The story includes how the National Park Service and United States Forest Service, agencies that often had adversarial viewpoints and objectives, worked side by side.

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• Thu 3/22/18 at - 7:00 PM

An Evening with Katrina Shawver, Author of Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

Signing/Readings

Katrina Shawver of Phoenix, Arizona, a seasoned public speaker, journalist, and now debut author will present on her new WWII nonfiction biography HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. Following the talk she will sign books. The book, in part, offers a view of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a Polish Catholic political prisoner, and is told with a pragmatic gallows humor.

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• Fri 3/23/18 at - 7:00 PM

Spencer Ellsworth, Starfire: Memory's Blade (Starfire Trilogy #3)

Signing/Readings

At last, the arrival of the third installment in this super trilogy! At the heart of the Dark Zone, a duel for the universe rages. If Jaqi and Araskar can fight their way out, they can use a secret at the heart of the Dark Zone to free the galaxy, and end John Starfire's new tyranny. They lose, and every star in the sky will go dark.

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• Sat 3/24/18 at - 7:00 PM

Dan Purdy: F.I.R.E.S.

Talks/Lectures

In five distinct arenas of our lives -- the spiritual, the external (i.e., our broader communities), the relational, the internal (i.e., the personal), and the financial -- we feel overworked yet unclear about our purpose. In F.I.R.E.S., Fortune 500 veteran Daniel Purdy takes readers on a step-by-step journey to personal transformation, professional growth, and multi-faceted success through harnessing life's fires.

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• Sun 3/25/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ralph Myers & Julianna Royal Guy

Talks/Lectures

This collaborative effort chronicles the catalyst, birth, growth, and Development of the Cordata Neighborhood Association. The book narrates the changes brought to the Cordata Neighborhood and memorializes the efforts of the association's visionary founders as they advocated for that neighborhood.

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• Thu 3/29/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robin Oliveira: Winter Sisters

Signing/Readings, Family/Child (Books)

New York Times bestselling author Robin Oliveira will be appearing at Village Books to celebrate the publication of her new book, "Winter Sisters," a rich and compelling historical mystery set in Gilded Age New York.

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• Fri 3/30/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Richard Martines: Grunts Don't Cry

Signing/Readings

For 34 years Richard Charles Martinez kept a journal dealing with his experiences as an infantryman in the Vietnam War. Martinez writes in a style that conveys awe regarding what he saw and did. Martinez served with the 1st Battalion/26th Regiment of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division stationed at Quan Loi and Lai Khe in 1968-69. The shock of combat and its aftermath “stays with you forever,” he says, “in memories and nightmares.”

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• Sat 3/31/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jennifer Wilhoit: Writing on the Landscape

Conference

Dr. Wilhoit demonstrates how vital balance is in our pursuit of writing, as well as in our pursuit of life. She describes how we can achieve wholeness through conscious, reflective, and introspective immersion in nature. "Writing on the Landscape" explores the sense of wholeness we feel when we engage a few simple, easy to exercise practices - deep and guided, step-by-step interactions with nature and its elements.

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• Thu 4/5/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Matt Young: Eat the Apple

Talks/Lectures

At age 18, Matt Young signed up for the Marine Corps. "Eat the Apple" is a memoir that doesn’t read like a memoir—it is dark, dirty, morally ambiguous, and completely immersive. Young writes about the fractured memories and traumas of a soldier at war, playing freely with form and with a wicked sense of humor. "Eat the Apple" is a raw, remarkably unique look at war through the eyes of the common soldier.

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• Sat 4/7/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michael Finkel: The Stranger in the Woods

Signing/Readings

In 1986, 20-year old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next 27 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in seclusion for so many years. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, "The Stranger in the Woods" gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.

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• Tue 4/10/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM