A Valentine to Ballard: Local Authors Read New Work on 2/15/19

Valentine to Ballard

Peace of Mind: 8th Annual BWC Reading on 11.3.17 @ 7 pm

New works by 13 writers, in many genres. Music by Bob Dalrymple. Gift basket raffle. Meet the authors’ opportunity. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. With Charlotte & Michele Bacon, Kristina Cerise, Jan Dalrymple, Diane Eiser, Ileany Fields, Treya Forlenza, Karen Gamble, Roselle Kovitz, Mary Jean Lord, Ann Teplick and Francine Walls.

3003 NW 66th, Seattle

Free Admission

Seventh Annual Event

Seventh Annual Ballard Writers Event

Lucky Seven



Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse
3003 NW 66th
Free admission

Seven genres. Seven minutes. Seven raffle baskets.

Prose. Poetry. Memoir. Horror. Short story. Essay. Epistolary.

Karen Anderson , Michele Bacon, Alma Garcia de Lilla, Carol Levin, Mary Jean Lord, Jennifer D. Munro, Meg Pasquini and Lauren Ziemski.

Doors open at 6:30. Come meet seven years of Ballard Writers.

Ballard Writer’s Pop-Up Park on 9.17.16

It’s time for “Ask the Writer” at our outdoor reading room on 6400 block of 32nd NW, Sunset Hill Green Market (west side). Visit us on Saturday, between 10-5 p.m. Tell a story to the new local radio station between 12-1:30. Exchange books and ideas with local writers. (New writers every hour).

Watch BWC on Youtube!

Friday the 13th 2015. New works by almost 13 Ballard Writers plus a real thirteen year old



Book Launch on 9.21.14 with Carol Levin

Sept. 21st  2014. Ballard’s Secret Garden Books will host @ Seattle Creative Arts Center, 2601 NW Market St. a launch of “Confident Music Will Fly Us to Paradise” from MoonPath Press. 2 p.m. Carol-cov-D (1)

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  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)

Monday, 18 November 2013

6 PM

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

CONTACT: Suzanne Perry,

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.