PacNW author,Greg Spatz will discuss and sign copies of his newest book, Half Happy, acollection of eight stories each as expansive as a novel, that reveals the way we hurt and heal each other. Each story moves and unfolds, deepens and develops beautifully complex textures and moods. "Spatz has a pitch-perfect ear for the language and an uncanny ability to mine the substance of his characters' rich lives." These stories are both funny and sad. A masterful collection.
He is the author of three previous novels, Inukshuk, Fiddler's Dream and No One But Us, as well as a short story collection, Wonderful Tricks. His short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines, and he has published numerous book and music reviews for "The Oxford American." He is the winner of a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship. He is an accomplished musician (he plays a mean mandolin) and one of his group's CD MightySquirrel is available for purchase at the bookstore.
Poetry Night atParkplace Books
Wednesday, May 8th 7:00 pm
Join featured PacNW poets, Don Kentop and Brenda McBreen for an evening of poetry reading 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
The word poetry comes from the Greek root word poieo or I make; or poiesis meaning "making" or "creation".
Instore Book Clubs
Tuesday, May 28th 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Sunday, June 2nd 3:00 pm (May's meeting)
Knit Too Readers will discuss Third Chapter
by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Both clubs are open to all.
Wednesday, May 29th 7:00
Meet Pac NW author, Denise Frisino as she discusses her book, WhiskeyCove. Set in the 1970s but driven by the haunting mystery behind the death of a head Mafioso decades earlier, this historical adventure story portrays the tumultuous times of a changing society ruled by the unquenched demand for booze and the law that worked both sides. Prohibition, sinister plans, and rum-runners speeding over local waters between Canada and Washington State to evade the law make this an engrossing tale filled with great characters and touches of local history.
Join in for what will be a fascinating evening about some past local lore.