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Seventh Annual Ballard Writers Event

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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.

Thirteen new works by 13 Ballard Writers on Friday the 13th November at Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse!

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Laurie Blauner Book Launch

Open Books will host the book launch for Laurie Blauner’s latest book of poetry “It Looks Worse than I Am” on Friday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. The poetry collection is forthcoming from What Books Press in October, 2014 and was picked in their first Open Book Competition.  Blauner will also be reading from it in December at the Ballard library. Blauner_cover_v2

BWC Pop Up Park on 9.19.14

Meet other Ballard Writers as part of Seattle’s Park(ing) Day on Friday, September 19, 2014 in front of The Scoop at 6406 32nd NW. Hang in person with other BWC members, friends and family. Take advantage of the Ask the Writer booth, exchange books, tips and literary magazines. Officially from 9-3.

A note from Carol

I am so pleased to share my coming event  (Book Launch on 9.21.14) with BWC. What pleases me more is that this is a three way Ballard Celebration. Secret Garden Books, our independent bookstore, the lovely space at Seattle Creative Arts Center and then at my home where nothing can please me more than filling it with company. I am so excited about this, my second full volume of poems and pleased to have the opportunity to dedicate this book to Seattle Opera, one of Seattle’s precious treasures. Come celebrate all this with me. Sept 21st 2:00.

Potluck Social on January 22, 2014

Launch BWC 2014 with a potluck social. Bring books to swap. Food or beverage to share. Meet new and seasoned members. Seattle Creative Arts Center. 2601 NW Market Street. 7-9 p.m.

November 2012 Events

Saturday, 11/24/12, 1:00-10:00 p.m.

Ballard Writers Collective presents The Big Event

An opportunity to shop local and meet local writers and vendors. Book & Craft sales throughout. Afternoon presentation by authors, readings, panels and demonstrations. 
7 p.m. Live event featuring new works from 20 local writers, written especially for the Big Event 
 
Book sale by Secret Garden’s and launch of their giving tree for teachers and librarians  
Preview of forthcoming book by Q13 personality M.J. McDermott
Waffles with Joshua McNichols from Urban Farm Handbook
Special events for every hour 
Wine and beer available by suggested donation for evening event 
 
Sunset Hill Community Association 
3003 NW 66th Street
 
Sponsored by Sunset Hill Community Association with special sponsors
 
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SATURDAY, 11/17/12,11:00AM AT UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, MILL CREEK:
 
“Teen Author Brunch” featuring Helen Landalf, author of “Flyaway,” and other NW Young Adult authors.
 
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Thursday 11/8/12 at 6:00pm “It’s About Time” Writers Reading Series:

Readers: Rita Weinstein, Jonathon Moore, Katy E. Ellis & Sharon Cumberland on the Writer’s Craft. This event, now in its 22nd year in Seattle, is held the Second Thursday of every month at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 NW 22nd Street). Each event  begins with a Writer’s Craft presentation and also features three readers. Three minute open mic opportunities. More information on past and upcoming readings is available at www.itsaboutimewriters.homestead.com or on Facebook. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Upcoming 2012 Dates: December 13

 

October 2012 Events

SUNDAY, 10/28/12 at 12 Noon, Wendy Hinman at EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY:

Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey” Come hear about Wendy Hinman’s zany adventures aboard a 31-foot sailboat at Eagle Harbor Book Company. 
 

Friday, 10/26/12 at 6:30pm, Queen Anne Books
Thursday, 10/11/12, 7:00pm, University Bookstore
Friday, 10/5/12, 7:00pm, Secret Garden Books
Jennifer Worick’sThings I Want to Punch in the Face book signing and punch parties:

Worick and local writers rock the figurative open mic as they share our own Things I Want to Punch in the Face. Bring your own gripes to read; the more malcontents, the merrier. They’ll have punch (duh!) and a fun interactive contest.

 

Thursday 10/11/12 at 6:00pm “It’s About Time” Writers Reading Series:

Readers: African American Writer’s Alliance & Pamela Hobart Carter on the Writer’s Craft. This event, now in its 22nd year in Seattle, is held the Second Thursday of every month at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 NW 22nd Street). Each event  begins with a Writer’s Craft presentation and also features three readers. Three minute open mic opportunities. More information on past and upcoming readings is available at www.itsaboutimewriters.homestead.com or on Facebook. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Upcoming 2012 Dates: November 8, December 13
 
 

TUESDAY, 10/16/12 AT 3:30PM, AT BURIEN LIBRARY
FRIDAY, 10/19/12 AT 4:00PM, AT SILVERDALE BARNES AND NOBLE:

Helen Landalf, author of “Flyaway,” and other NW Young Adult authors.
 

THURSDAY, 10/18/12 AT 6:30PM, OLYMPIA BARNES AND NOBLE:

Helen Landalf, author of “Flyaway,” as part of an educator reception.

September 2012 Events

SATURDAY, 9/29/12 at 5:55 PM, SHIN YU PAI at HUGO HOUSE:

“100 Thousand Poets For Change” -  Richard Hugo House and SPLAB team up to present the Seattle micro-event from 2-7 p.m. of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a global event with nearly 700 events planned in 115 countries bringing poets together to call for environmental, social and political change. The reading is free, and Hugo House’s bar will be open serving beer, wine and spirits throughout the day. Following the readings, an after party will be held at  Vermillion, an art gallery/wine bar.
 

SATURDAY, 9/22/12 at 12 Noon, Wendy Hinman at the EDMONDS BOOKSHOP:

Come hear “Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey” author Wendy Hinman talk about her zany adventures aboard a 31-foot sailboat at Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th Ave South, Edmonds, WA 98020).

 

**TO BE RESCHEDULED** Tuesday 9/25/12 at 7:00pm, Ballard Writers Jam: Words that Stick:

 

at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market Street, 98107. Join us for our fourth installment of live storytelling (no notes, unpublished works). Storytellers to be announced. Check out podcasts of our past storytellers here.

 

Thursday 9/13/12 at 6:00pm “It’s About Time” Writers Reading Series:

Readers: Bethany Reid, Iraj Mohebalian, Leigh Clifton Goodwin, and Jack Remick on the Writer’s Craft. This event, now in its 22nd year in Seattle, is held the Second Thursday of every month at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 NW 22nd Street). Each event  begins with a Writer’s Craft presentation and also features three readers. Three minute open mic opportunities. More information on past and upcoming readings is available at www.itsaboutimewriters.homestead.com or on Facebook. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Upcoming 2012 Dates: October 11, November 8

August 2012 Events

THURSDAY, 8/30/12 at 7:00PM, ZINE RELEASE PARTY, COUTH BUZZARD BOOKS:

“You Have Been Eaten By A Hamburger”! Please join Bria Sullivan, Jon Hendrich, Luke Anderson, Nicole Scott (a Ballard Writers Collective member), Regan Luke & Yasmin ElBaradie to celebrate their recently self published work of art, fiction and poetry. Pick up a copy of the 44-page zine & listen to them read their writings on antisocial love, family, and the church. At Couth Buzzard Books (8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle). 

 

SUNDAY, 8/26/12 10AM-3PM, “THE PROPHETIC JOURNEY” Book Launch at the Ballard Sunday Market on Ballard Ave NW:

Ballard Author Marjorie Young celebrates the book launch for the second installment of her award-winning fantasy/adventure series, The Boy with Golden Eyes, which appeals to readers of all ages. Joining her will be her thirteen-year-old great nephew Sam, the inspiration for the hero ‘Rupert,’ as well as the ‘cover-boy.’ They’ll be signing/selling the new book as well as first book. You can find them located right next to the Pizza sellers.

 

Tuesday, 8/21/12 at 8:00pm, A Guide To Visitors: Stories on Stage Presents “DO-GOODERS” with Alison Krupnick:

Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, 98104. Doors open at 7:00pm, 21+, Tickets $9 advance, $10 at the door. There’s a stunning lineup of true stories for the show, including Alison Krupnick, author of the blog Slice of Mid-Life and the forthcoming book Ruminations from the Minivan: Musings from a World Grown Large, then Small. Alison will tell the  tale of trying to save a life in India.
 

Monday, 8/13/12 at 7:00PM, YA Author Panel, Everett:

Downtown Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue  Everett, WA 98201. Several YA authors, including Ballard Writer Helen Landalf, will discuss their latest books for teens.
 

Thursday 8/9/12 at 6:00pm “It’s About Time” Writers Reading Series:

Readers: Steve Hersch, Mitsu Beni Akiyama Sundvall, Helen Landalf, and Donna Miscolta on the Writer’s Craft. This event, now in its 22nd year in Seattle, is held the Second Thursday of every month at the Ballard Branch Library (5614 NW 22nd Street). Each event  begins with a Writer’s Craft presentation and also features three readers. Three minute open mic opportunities. More information on past and upcoming readings is available at www.itsaboutimewriters.homestead.com or on Facebook. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Upcoming 2012 Dates: September 13, October 11