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Fairhaven

SUNDAY! Bret Lunsford, Sounding for Harry Smith - IN PERSON

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us for a very special event as we welcome Bret Lunsford to the Readings Gallery. Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mary M Clare and Gary Ferguson, Full Ecology: Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World - IN PERSON

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson as part of the Nature of Writing series, in partnership with our friends at the North Cascades Institute

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

POSTPONED: M E Rostron, The Roving Fitzgeralds: The Memoirs of Roy Madison Fitzgerald - IN PERSON

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us for a very special event as we welcome M E Rostron to the Readings Gallery to share his latest book. Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival to the Readings Gallery. Thank you for your cooperation.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. WE WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE VERY SOON.

Becoming a Published Author - IN PERSON

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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.

Kerry Claire, The Orchid Mantis - IN PERSON

Sat, 11/06/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We're pleased to welcome Kerry Claire back to the Readings Gallery to present her second novel, The Orchid Mantis!

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. Your $5 ticket is also a voucher towards a purchase at the event!

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 11/07/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Sunday, November 7, 2pm*   NOTE: We are meeting one week earlier than usual this month only.

rough house: a memoir by Tina Ontiveros

Tina Ontiveros was born into timber on both sides of the family. Her mother spent summers driving logging trucks for her family’s operation, and her father was the son of an itinerant logger, raised in a variety of lumber towns, as Tina herself would be.

A story of growing up in turmoil, rough house recounts a childhood divided between a charming, mercurial, abusive father in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and a mother struggling with small-town poverty. It is also a story of generational trauma, especially for the women—a story of violent men and societal restrictions, of children not always chosen and frequently raised alone.

Ontiveros’s father, Loyd, looms large. Reflecting on his death and long absence from her life, she writes, “I had this ridiculous hope that I would get to enjoy a functional relationship with my father, on my own terms, now that I was an adult.” In searingly honest, straightforward prose, rough house is her attempt to carve out this relationship, to understand her father and her family from an adult perspective.

While some elements of Ontiveros’s story are universal, others are indelibly grounded in the logging camps of the Pacific Northwest at the end of the twentieth century, as the lumber industry shifted and contracted. Tracing her childhood through the working-class towns and forests of Washington and Oregon, Ontiveros explores themes of love and loss, parents and children, and her own journey to a different kind of adulthood.

Tina Ontiveros is a writing instructor at Columbia Gorge Community College, book buyer at Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles, and president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

Paula Becker, A Little Book of Self-Care for those Who Grieve - IN PERSON

Sun, 11/07/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery as we welcome back one of our favorite authors as she discusses her latest, beautiful book. Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. Your $5 ticket is also a voucher towards a purchase at the event!

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat IN PERSON

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Mask Policy: Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Wednesday, November 10, 1:00pm

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

“A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post
  
“She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.”

Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.

Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.

How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
 
Matt Haig is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library, the internationally bestselling memoirs Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet, and five other novels, including The Dead Fathers Club and The Possession of Mr. Cave, and several award-winning children's books. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.

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