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Wednesday, June 24th ~ 7:00 pm
Please join us as Seattle author, Stephanie Kallos discusses and signs copies of her new book, Language Arts, a wondrous story of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son and a wartime survior. Charles Marlow teaches high school English students that language will expand their worlds but in his personal world can not connect with his autistic son, his ex-wife who abandoned them years before or even his college-bound daughter. He feels that he has traveled on autopilot all these recent years. And then a series of events forces him to think back on the decisions and indecisions that have brought him to his current point in life. With the help of an ambitious art student, an Italian-speaking nun and memory of a boy in a white suit, Charles realizes that he may be able to rewrite the script of his own life.
We are pleased to welcome back the talented author of Broken For You and Sing Them Home for an evening of good discussion about exploring words and expression, parenting and the feat of letting go.
"Language Arts was like yoga for my heart---my sentiments were stretched and strengthened, my imagination challenged and contorted and when I finished, I felt grateful for this beautifully honest, lyrical journey." -Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner ofBitter and Sweet.
Ivan Doig Tribute
August 18th ~ 7:00 pm
at Parkplace Books
Join Parkplace Books and fellow author/friends, Tony Angell, David B. Williams and Mary Ann Gwinn in a tribute evening honoring one of our best author/storytellers with word and song and the release of his last book, Last Bus to Wisdom. Per Ivan, the evening will be short and to the point...but the world of writing and the influence that Ivan had on it will definitely be presented. Yes, a Q&A is planned. We will hear some favorite folk music including Pete Seeger, The Weavers and Joan Baez. And Last Bus to Wisdom will be available for purchase. Pre-orders are suggested.
Ivan's last request to his readers was to go out and read a good book, take a beautiful hike or plant a tree. As part of honoring that wish, we are fundraising to raise money to purchase a memorial bench and tree to be placed in a public area in Ivan and Carol's home area. All monies gathered will go directly toward the purchase of the bench and tree. Please make checks out to Parkplace Books with notation of Memorial Bench on it.
Come join us in this salute to an accomplished writer and wonderful man.
Reservations are requested due to space limtation.
Please call 425-828-6546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events JUNE 2015
Quotes of the Month
"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by." ~ Jeannette Walls, author of Glass Castle
"Summer night is like a perfection of thought." ~ Wallace Stevens
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it." - Clarence Budington Kelland
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Wednesday, June 10th ~ 7:00 pm
Join featured PNW poets for an evening of poetry and Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Tuesday, June 23rd ~ 6:30 pm
Reading Circle will meet early to select the next 5 months' list of titles. Discussion of TheMuseum of Extrordinary Things by Alice Hoffman will begin at 7:00 pm.
Sunday, June 28th ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Both Bookclubs are Open To All
from Mary & Rebecca
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills
Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Painted Horses by Malcom Brooks
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Goodnight Already by Jory John & Benji Davies
I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
I,Fly by Bridget Heos
Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
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