Village Books & Paper Dreams - Fairhaven
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Sun: 10am-7pm
 
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Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Fairhaven

VB Writes...Fiction I

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6-8pm

The VB Writes Fiction I Group features a unique array of members, whose experience ranges from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

EVERY SATURDAY! Join us for Story Time in the Kids’ Section! We’ll read aloud from some of our favorite books. Author does not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

Chuckanut Writers - Flavor It Up! Add pizazz to your fiction or memoir by including food with Bharti Kirchner

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Readings Gallery
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Bharti Kirchner, who has published both cookbooks and novels, will show you how to use food as a tool for plot and character development and as subtext in a novel or memoir. She'll discuss how to sensuously describe a meal, a cooking scene, the ambience of a restaurant, and how to incorporate tension, and will give you a technique to determine how much description is enough. We'll study examples from published authors and will do fun easy classroom exercises to hone our skills. You'll soon be making more food references in your writing.

1 session, $29

VB Writes...Nonfiction & Memoir

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 3:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3-5pm

We have eclectic tastes that range from biography, history, nature writing, and self-help, but tend to focus primarily on the memoir. Our process is to bring a printed copy of your piece for each member of the group to follow while you read aloud. The group critiques aloud and also writes notes on your print out, and returns the print outs to you for you to keep. Critiquing is honest and encouraging. We ask that new members attend at least two meetings before submitting their own works for critique.

VB Reads...General Literature

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Monday, March 4th, 7:00pm

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that Social Security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road to form a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers."

Tuesday Story Time with Claire

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30am for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books! Authors do not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

VB Writes...Fiction II

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 6:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8pm

The VB Writes Fiction II Group feature a unique array of members, whose experience range from those attempting to discover their voice, to those aspiring toward that completed novel.  All members come to the group with an open mind, ready to critique a wide variety of writing styles.  We ask that new members attend at least two meetings prior to submitting their own work for critique.  We look forward to learning more about your current or upcoming fiction project, as well as your background in writing.

VB Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:15am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15am

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.

VB Reads...Living with Meaning

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 6th, 2:00pm

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food.

Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 2:15pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, March 6th, 4:00pm

Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors by Andrea Nguyen

Drawing on decades of experience, as well as the cooking hacks her mom adopted after fleeing from Vietnam to America, award-winning author Andrea Nguyen shows you how to use easy-to-find ingredients to create true Vietnamese flavors at home—fast. With Nguyen as your guide, there’s no need to take a trip to a specialty grocer for favorites such as banh mi, rice paper rolls, and pho, as well as recipes for Honey-Glazed Pork Riblets, Chile Garlic Chicken Wings, Vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice, and No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream. Nguyen’s tips and tricks for creating Viet food from ingredients at national supermarkets are indispensable, liberating home cooks and making everyday cooking easier.

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