Booked at the Baker! Sherman Alexie, EVENT CANCELLED

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Mount Baker Theater
104 N. Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Event Cancelled! This event has been cancelled due to health reasons. Upon the advice of his physicians, Sherman Alexie is cancelling his appearances for this leg of the tour. The complete open letter by Sherman Alexie can be found here, at www.fallsapart.com.

"Dear readers and booksellers and friends and family, I am sorry to disappoint you. I am sorry that I will not be traveling to your cities to tell you my stories in person."   ~Sherman Alexie

Ticket refunds are available at place of purchase (either the Mount Baker Theatre or Village Books). If you purchased tickets at Village Books, please come to the store with tickets in hand to receive your refund. You also have the option to turn your refund into a donation for Children of the Setting Sun Productions. Donations wanting to be sent elsewhere will have to be done by the individual wishing to donate using the method requested by the organization. The Children of the Setting Sun Productions is a Lummi Nation-based multi-media, film, and theater arts production company that was to receive a portion of ticket sales. This is a wonderful way to honor an author whose powerful, original voice and masterfully crafted books have lifted us up, broken our hearts, challenged our assumptions, and, yes, made us laugh out loud. Thank you for bringing us so much joy, Sherman. Village Books loves you!

For now, we hope you will join us in sending our heart-felt best wishes for rest and recovery to Sherman and his family. We have placed cards at each counter in our stores (both Fairhaven and Lynden) that you may sign. We will pass the cards along to the Alexie family. Please join us in letting Sherman know how much our community loves and appreciates him!

 

Original listing:

Part of the Booked At The Baker Series! At the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Street
Tickets $5: available June 8 from Village Books, the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at mountbakertheatre.com. Doors open at 6:00pm, show begins at 7:00pm.

Join us for a special evening at the Mount Baker Theatre with Northwest favorite, Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and Blasphemy. He’ll present his new memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Wrenching, moving, and hilarious in equal measure, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me  is Sherman Alexie’s stunning memoir of growing up on and leaving the Rez, and of his mother, who both abused and saved him.

An unflinching and unforgettable tribute told in both prose and poetry, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship by “one of the major lyric voices of our time” (New York Times Book Review).

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

Tickets $5: available June 8 from Village Books, the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at mountbakertheatre.com. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children of the Setting Sun Productions

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., is dedicated to marketing Native American themed performance arts, as well as making the culture & the history of Native American people accessible. Drawing upon long family traditions, Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., is a multi-media,film, and theater arts production company specializing in Coast Salish storytelling. 

The Children of the Setting Sun Productions Inc., follows the Lummi Family tradition of Native Storytelling. By utilizing both traditional and modern art mediums, Setting Sun embraces the instructions left by the great grandfather to keep the family culture alive.

Books: 

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316270755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - June 13th, 2017

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316013727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802121752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 8th, 2013

Flight Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802170378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 17th, 2007

Reservation Blues Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802141903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 7th, 2005

Ten Little Indians Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780802141170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - March 17th, 2004

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121998
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 8th, 2013

Indian Killer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802143570
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 2008

The Toughest Indian in the World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802138002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 2001

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