Author Events

George Lakey, Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right - & We Can Too

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

A Nation Divided: What can we learn from the Nordics?

In the 1930s Sweden and Norway were even more polarized than the U.S. is now. By the 1950s they’d reached consensus and were in the top tier of international ratings for freedom and shared abundance. Half a century later they are still in the news for economic performance (more entrepreneurs than the U.S., per capita!) and democracy. Author George Lakey tells secrets of their success, from his book Viking Economics.

Mark Leiren-Young, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

This event is part of North Cascade Institute's Nature of Writing Series

Journalist, filmmaker, playwright, and author Mark Leiren-Young shares the fascinating and heartbreaking account of Moby Doll, the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale―a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them.

Tom Robbins, My Bookstore - Independent Bookstore Day Event!

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

What better way to round out our Independent Bookstore Day celebration than with a reading by Tom Robbins? Come listen to him read his essay about why Village Books is his favorite Indie bookstore to browse, read and shop. His essay is one of eighty-two tributes written by well-known writers as part of the collection My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read & Shop, newly released in paperback this month!

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Joshua Stilts, Whatcom Fish Tales: A Historical Look at the County's Seafood Industry

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

This event is part of North Cascade Institute's Nature of Writing Series

This is a local narrative on Whatcom County fishing history. Firsthand accounts and historic photos shed light on the importance of the industry to the community.

Group Reading by World Peace Poets, Peace Poems: Vol. 2 - in Lynden!

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 3:00pm
430 Front St.
Lynden, WA 98264

In this poetry collection of international voices hearts and minds open to the challenges of peace today. Reading these words and rhythms of peace and resistance to conflict, we feel our skin prickle in the unrelenting movement toward quietude, mutual regard, and understanding needed for a peaceful future.

Peace Poems Two offers voices of twenty-six poets of Whatcom County and British Columbia who are part of a worldwide community writing on peace. Coming together in this volume with

Todd Warger & Ellen Clark, Big Ole: A Timber Mill Whistle in Bellingham

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Big Ole: A Timber Mill Whistle in Bellingham is the story of a beloved whistle named by Scandinavian lumber mill workers. It is a real story about a truly revered mill whistle that once shrieked loudly across Bellingham Bay being heard in communities as far as Blaine during the turn of the 20th Century until removed in 1942.

Ken Waldman, Trump Sonnets, vol. 1 - Poetry!

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us for an hour of poetry and music as we welcome Ken back to the readings gallery! 

Alaskan Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman, processed Donald Trump's unlikely rise to power by writing 71 sonnets in the first 50 days after the 2016 presidential election. 41 were in the voice of Donald Trump; the other 30 were addressed to him. The result: an ambitious, satirical look at current events.

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