Join featured PacNW poet, Matthew Brouwer for an evening of poetry reading & 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
The word poetry comes from the Greek root word poieo or I make; or poiesis meaning "making" or "creation".
An Ivan Doig Tribute Thank You
Thank you to Carol Doig for her calm presence throught the evening.
Thank you to the 217 people that turned out for this memorable tribute to Ivan.
Thank you for the perfect mix of Tony Angell, David B. Williams and Mary Ann Gwynn speaking about Ivan's impact on fellow authors and the world of writing.
Thank you to Howard Frank Mosher for his keen author to fellow author note sent from New England.
Thank you to Karl Olsen for his rendition of Pete Seeger's Turn, Turn, Turn. And the many songs that followed.
And lastly, Thank you, Ivan for Last Bus to Wisdom and for all the great reads that preceded this final one.
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 to be placed in a public or private area per Carol's wishes.. All monies gathered will go directly toward the purchase of the bench. Checks can be made out to Parkplace Books with notation of Memorial Bench on it.
Memorial Bench fund update: Due to the many contributions, over $525 has been raised to date. We will be forwarding all money to Carol Doig within the next couple weeks.
Thursday, September 17th ~ 7:00 pm
Join in as one of our all time favorite authors, Robert Dugoni will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Her Final Breath, the second title in his Tracy Crosswhite series set in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force following the retrial of her sister's killer as related in My Sister's Grave. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into a current investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life. A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice. With the Cowboy on the hunt, can Tracy find the evidence to stop him, or will she become his next victim?
Robert Dugoni is the NYT bestselling author of My Sister's Grave and the critically acclaimed David Sloane series including Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Murder One and Conviction as well as the bestselling stand alone novel, Damage Control. He is the co-author of the nonfiction expose, Cyanide Canary, a 2004 Washington Post Best Book of the Year selection.
Open To All
Tuesday, September 22nd ~ 7:00 pm
Instore Reading Circle will discuss Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Sunday, September 27th ~ 3:00 pm
Instore Knit Too Readers will discuss Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
If All KIRKLAND Read the Same Book 2015
The Painter by Peter Heller
Thursday, October 22nd ~ 7:00 pm
This summer we invite you to read The Painter, a complex character driven story that integrates art with violence, poetry with addiction, and nature with deep introspection. Years ago, a well-known expressionist painter named Jim Stegner shot a man in a bar. The man lived, Jim served his time, and he has learned to live with the dark impulses that sometime overtake him. He now enjoys a quiet life in the valleys of Colorado, works with a lovely model, doesn't drink, and he goes fly fishing in the evenings. He is--if he can admit it--almost happy...until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and this brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open.
Other titles by the author include Dog Stars. He is a seasoned adventure journalist and senior editor at Outside Magazine.
Then join us in meeting with Peter Heller for a great
evening of discussion in celebration of
If All Kirkland Read the Same Book!!!
Reservations are requested. Please contact 425-828-6546 or email@example.com