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Special Events

Red Wheelbarrow Writers Collective Novel Reading

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join the Red Wheelbarrow Writers December 3rd for a rollicking read of our annual Collective Novel. To celebrate NaNoWriMo, thirty different authors take a chapter a day to complete a novel full of plot twists, plot pratfalls, character perplexities and genuine narrative energy.  

This event is open to the public. Don't miss it!

Can't make it in person? Click here to attend on zoom.

Camille Cole, The Midnight Show: Bohemians, Byways, and Bonfires

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

Youth Peace Poetry Reading - IN PERSON

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us for an evening of poetry and creative fun, as the talented young writers of the 2022 Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest and other guests read their writing and celebrate the start of the 2023 contest. Sure to pull your heartstrings and capture your imagination! Free.
Presented by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and Village Books.

 

Suzanne Elshult and James Guy Mansfield, A Dog's Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery to hear about the amazing work of a K9 search and rescue team. And you just might get to meet Keb, himself!

We are still hosting our in-person events at a limited capacity so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

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VB Reads...Armchair Historians

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Book lovers, you have heard the old adage "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it!" Well, here is your chance to prepare yourself for the future. Join the Village Books Armchair Historians Book Group - "understanding the past!" We meet the second Monday of every month from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Readings Gallery to chat, discuss, and dissect the most current and interesting history being written. We will cover all eras and topics in our quest to "know history". Join us! Authors DO NOT attend.

Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater (CSWT) Open Mic is held at Village Books on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 PM Pacific time. Everyone is welcome to read their own original writings (poems, prose, essays, plays) for 1 to 7 minutes to an enthusiastic audience. Pre-registration to read is encouraged as spaces are limited so whether you plan to read in person or on Zoom, please email Carla Shafer at chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com to secure your spot! Walk-ins may sign in at the door to read if time allows.

Tales of the Season Group Reading, Part of Winterfest 2022!

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Village Books is pleased to be part of Fairhaven Winterfest! One of our favorite events each year is the Tales of the Season Writing event. Participants are asked to submit 300-500-word non-fiction stories inspired by a specific prompt and this year, the prompt was "SNOW DAY".

Join us in the Readings Gallery on December 14 at 6:30 where selected submissions will be shared.

Come and be whisked away to their favorite "Snow Day" memories!

Chuckanut Writers - Wild Mind Writing with Nancy Canyon (virtual classroom)

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Interested in writing? Sign up for our monthly Just Write enewsletter today!

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Chuckanut Writers - Craft a Solid First Draft of Your Novel with Stephanie Dethlefs

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Interested in writing? Sign up for our monthly Just Write enewsletter today!

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Chuckanut Writers - The Many Paths to Publishing Your Book with Chloe Hovind

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Interested in writing? Sign up for our monthly Just Write enewsletter today!

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have established a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

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