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Chuckanut Radio Hour with special guest author and musician Willy Vlautin, The Free: A Novel

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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
W. Kellogg Road
Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater
98226 Bellingham
Join us for a special episode of the Chuckanut Radio Hour, hosted at the Heiner Theater of Whatcom Community College. Our guest for our February show is Willy Vlautin for his novel, The Free. In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, award-winning author Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters enduring a host of crises—financial, familial, and existential—and looking for meaning in distressing times. Vlautin is the author of The Motel Life, Northline, and Lean on Pete, and the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine. He will also be tonight’s musical guest.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour features a guest author and includes guest musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, Cascadia Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of "The Bellingham Bean" serial radio comedy, and some groaner jokes by hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. The Radio Hour airs every Saturday evening at 6pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM.
Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and at Doors open at 6:30pm, and you must be seated by 6:45pm as the show begins promptly at 7pm. Co-sponsored by Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.
The Free: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062276742
Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2014

The Motel Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062325938
Published: Harper Perennial - November 5th, 2013

Lean on Pete: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061456534
Availability: Not in-stock currently- expect arrival in 1-14 business days
Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 2010

Northline: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061456527
Published: Harper Perennial - April 29th, 2008