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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
 
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Sun: 12-4pm
Mon-Thurs: 10am-5pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm

Fairhaven

VB Writes...Morning Poetry Group

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 10:30am
Tue, 02/21/2023 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30-Noon in the Readings Gallery
Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud. Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/21/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/28/2023 - 11:00am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the kids' section of our Fairhaven location every Tuesday at 11am for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement! 

VB Writes...Environmentalist Anonymous: A Creative Writing Group

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 12-1pm in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the bookstore beginning in January of 2023.

Margaret Willson, Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Don't miss this presentation about a controversial woman in history who "fought for dignity and equality for underrepresented Icelanders." 

We are still operating at a limited capacity for our in-person events so we recommend pre-registering on Eventbrite.

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Whatcom WRITES Group Reading in Fairhaven, Between Fact and Fiction

Sun, 02/26/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in Fairhaven for a group reading from this year's Whatcom WRITES Anthology: Between Fact and Fiction.

Open Mic with Seán Dwyer - IN PERSON and VIRTUAL!

Mon, 02/27/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

NEW TIME! WE NOW START AT 6PM.

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 02/07/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/14/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/21/2023 - 11:00am
Tue, 02/28/2023 - 11:00am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the kids' section of our Fairhaven location every Tuesday at 11am for a half hour of stories, songs, and movement! 

Whatcom READS: The Art and Craft of Writing with Jess Walter at Village Books

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery with Jess Walter and gain insight into the writing process as he discusses the art and craft of writing.

Space is limited; registration is required for this free event. 

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VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pm

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter 2023 Whatcom READS selection!

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams.

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Sun, 03/12/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Sunday, March 12, 2pm  

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles
 
In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and, soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold. Decades later, Ashley’s granddaughter Ruth embroidered this family history on the sack in spare, haunting language. 
 
Historian Tiya Miles carefully traces these women’s faint presence in archival records, and, where archives fall short, she turns to objects, art, and the environment to write a singular history of the experience of slavery, and the uncertain freedom afterward, in the United States. All That She Carried is a poignant story of resilience and love passed down against steep odds. It honors the creativity and resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties when official systems refused to do so, and it serves as a visionary illustration of how to reconstruct and recount their stories today
 

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