We invite you to enjoy an evening with Grandma Moses as portrayed by PacNW storyteller and actress, Debbie Dimitre. The evening begins with complimentary wine and appetizers, followed by Debbie's performance highlighting the life of Anna Mary Robertson Moses, who without any formal art training began painting when she was 70 years old and went on to become one of America's most beloved folk and primitive artists. This is the incredible story of a very ordinary woman who in the last 30 years of her life did something quite extraordinary. Join us for a delightful evening and performance.
Stories of Sorrow and Courage
Tuesday, July 28th ~ 7:00 pm
Surviving the death of a child is beyond contemplation for most parents. For more than 20 years, mothers whose children have died have been meeting regularly to offer each other care and support. Writing about their experience, many of these mothers have come together to write about their journeys in The Moms - stories of sorrow and courage. On July 28th at Parkplace Books, a group of these mothers will read from their work and host a discussion. Gerri Haynes, group facilitator and first administrator of Evergreen Hospice, will introduce the Moms. Parents, friends, caregivers are encouraged to participate in this evening.
Thursday, July 30th ~ 7:00 pm
PacNorthwest author Kelli Estes will discuss and sign copies of her debut historical novel, The Girl WhoWrote in Silk, a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own family stories. Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's estate on Orcas Island when she finds a perfectly preserved and meticulously detailed embroidered silk sleeve hidden under a loose tread on the stairs. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese mysteriously driven from her home a century before and the lone survivor of a cruel purge of the Chinese from Seattle. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core--and force her to make an impossible choice. Based on historical events, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk sheds light on a dark period in Seattle's history that is sure to interest those seeking unusual historical details long hidden from local history books along with being a moving love story.
Ivan Doig Tribute
August 18th ~ 7:00 pm
at Parkplace Books
Join Parkplace Books and fellow author/friends, Tony Angell, David B. Williams and Mary Ann Gwinn in a tribute evening honoring one of our best author/storytellers with word and song and the release of his last book, Last Bus to Wisdom. Per Ivan, the evening will be short and to the point...but the world of writing and the influence that Ivan had on it will definitely be presented. We will hear Ivan's favorite folk song Turn, Turn, Turn sung by Karl Olsen from the Brothers Four. And yes, a Q&A is planned. Come join us in this salute to an accomplished writer and wonderful gentleman.
Ivan's last request to his readers was to go out and read a good book, take a beautiful hike or plant a tree. As part of honoring that wish, we are fundraising to raise money to purchase a memorial bench and tree to be placed in a public area in Ivan and Carol's home area. All monies gathered will go directly toward the purchase of the bench and tree. Please make checks out to Parkplace Books with notation of Memorial Bench on it.
Last Bus to Wisdom will be available for purchase on August 18th. Pre-orders are suggested.
Reservations are requested due to space limtation.
Please call 425-828-6546 or email email@example.com.
If All Kirkland Read the
SAME Book 2015
Thursday, October 22nd ~ 7:00 pm
The Painter by Peter Heller
This summer we invite you to read The Painter, a complex character driven story that integrates art with violence, poetry with addiction, and nature with deep introspection. Years ago, Jim Stegner, a well known expressionist painter shot a man in a bar. The man lived, Jim served his time, and he has learned to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He now enjoys a quiet life in the valleys of Colorado, works with a lovely model, doesn't drink, and he goes fly fishing in the evenings. He is--if he can admit it--almost happy...until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and this brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. A truly brilliant page turner written with introspective prose.
Other titles by the author include Dog Stars. He is a seasoned adventure journalist and senior editor at Outside Magazine.
Then join us in meeting with Peter Heller for a great evening of discussion in celebration of
If All Kirkland Read the SAME Book!!!
Reservations are requested. Please contact 425-828-6546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events JULY 2015
Happy Fourth of July!!!
"Greatness in America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation but rather in her ability to repair her faults." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Quotes of the Month
"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by." ~ Jeannette Walls, author
"Summer night is like a perfection of thought." ~ Wallace Stevens
Starting up again Wednesday, September 9th, join featured PNW poets for an evening of poetry and Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Sunday, July 26th ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Tuesday, July 28th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Both Bookclubs are Open To All
from Mary & Rebecca
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills
Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Painted Horses by Malcom Brooks
When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning
Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Goodnight Already by Jory John & Benji Davies
I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
I,Fly by Bridget Heos
Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
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