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March 16, 2014 Book Launch at Elliott Bay Bookstore

Ann Hedreen, Esther Altshul Helfgott, and Collin Tong will do a reading from Tong’s new book, Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s, on Sunday, 3:00 pm, March 16, at Elliott Bay Book Company.  A book signing will follow.

This is an anthology of stories by twenty-three writers, journalists, educators, and health practitioners from across the U.S.  many of the contributing authors are from the Northwest (e.g. Rita Bresnahan, Anthony Robinson, Connie Thompson).

Other contributors include CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen (“CBS Sunday Morning”).  The book’s website is www.collintong.com.  Please join us for this special event.

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Ingrid Ricks: “Hippie Boy” Re-Launch Reading

Thursday, January 9, 2014 , Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, Seattle), 7 p.m., 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park

Friday, January 10, 2014, Secret Garden Books (Seattle), 7 p.m., 2214 NW Market St

Monday, January 13, 2014, University Bookstore (Seattle), 7 p.m., 4326 University Way NE

Theo Pauline Nestor reads from Writing is My Drink, Monday Nov 18!

Author Theo Pauline Nestor reads from her new book

Writing is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, $15)

http://writingismydrink.com/

Monday, 18 November 2013

6 PM

Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch
5614 22nd Ave. NW
Seattle 98107

CONTACT: Suzanne Perry, suzanne@secretgardenbooks.com

Interested in writing personal narrative but not sure where to start?

Join local memoirist and teacher Theo Pauline Nestor for this 45-minute workshop in which she will lead participants through writing activities from her new book Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too).  No writing experience required.  Bring yourself and paper and a pen (or a laptop, if you prefer).

Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over, which was selected by Kirkus Reviews as a ”2008 Top Pick for Reading Groups” and by Target as a “Breakout Book.” Her work has been published in numerous places including New York Times, The Huffington Post, Under the Sun, and Brain, Child magazine. She is a professor of memoir-writing in the University of Washington’s Continuing and Professional Education department and the founder and host of the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat. She lives in Seattle with her family and cat.

This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for sale.

Join us for The Writer Next Door, BWC’s 4th annual event!

ballard writers poster 2013

Friday, November 1st Doors open at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m.

Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street

Author readings. “Ask the Writer” Panel. $15 three-book sampler. Raffle baskets. A
dditional book sales by Secret Garden Books plus Rising Bird Art Store benefit sale

Thirty participating writers, twelve readers and panel featuring Theo Pauline Nestor, Jennifer D. Munro, Ingrid Ricks and Joshua McNichols, moderated by Alison Krupnick.

Free admission.

(Three book sampler available only while supplies last).

 

October 1, 2013: Ballard Writers Jam

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. @ Egan’s Jam House

BWC writers are invited to share works written in Summer 2013!

If you are interested in reading, please let Jeanette Murphy know.

May 7, 2013: Ballard Writers Jam on Travel

Tuesday, May 7th at Egan’s Ballard Jam House 

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Hear short, new works from Ballard Writers on all things travel
Support Ballard Writers Collective, on-stage and off.
All ages venue.

April 26, 2013: Author Urban Waite reads from his newest book The Carrion Birds

Friday 4/26/13 at 7:00pm Author Urban Waite reads from his newest book The Carrion Birds (William Morrow & Co., $25.99)
Secret Garden Bookshop (2214 NW Market St.)
Life hasn’t worked out the way Ray Lamar planned. A widower and father who has made some tragic mistakes, he’s got one good thing going for him: he’s calm, cool, and efficient under pressure, usually with a gun in his hand. useful skill to have when you’re paid to hurt people who stand in your boss’s way. Urban Waite is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Terror of Living. His short fiction has appeared in The Best of the West Anthology, the Southern Review, and other literary journals. He grew up in Seattle, attended the University of Washington, and studied writing at Western Washington University and Emerson College. He lives in Seattle with his wife. http://www.urbanwaite.com/

April 22, 2013: Ballard Writers Collective monthly meeting

Monday 4/22/13 7:00pm Ballard Writers Collective monthly meeting at Copper Gate