The Center Salon

Washington Center Black Box Theater 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

This popular event is like nothing else in Olympia! Our 7th annual Salon draws you in to an inner circle of poets, authors, musicians, and artists.

Maggie Nelson with Claire Dederer — ‘Like Love: Essays and Conversations’

Third Place Books 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA, United States

A career-spanning collection of inspiring, revelrous essays about art and artists.Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome critically acclaimed essayist, poet, and critic Maggie Nelson to our Seward Park store! Nelson will be discussing her career-spanning collection, Like Love: Essays and Conversations, with local critic and memoirist Claire Dederer. Tickets are required in advance.What you…

KWAME ALEXANDER in Bellingham!

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

We are beyond thrilled to welcome bestselling author and Emmy award-winning producer Kwame Alexander to the Readings Gallery!This is an amazing author event for all ages! Kids get in for free, adults must purchase tickets.Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, Emmy®-award winning producer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of 39 books, including…

Anastacia-Renée, Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere – POETRY FEST!

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Celebrate Poetry Fest at Village Books! Anastacia-Renée has come out with another excellent book of poetry.In Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere, a bold hybrid collection of poetry, flash fiction, and Afrofuturism sci-fi, the award-winning interdisciplinary writer and author of Side Notes from the Archivist, Anastacia-Renée, explores what happens when god is a Black woman…

Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Transitory – POETRY!

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Welcome Subhaga Crystal Bacon to the Readings Gallery as they share Transitory for poetry week!Grounded in protest and solidarity, Subhaga Crystal Bacon's Isabella Gardner Award-winning Transitory is a collection of elegies memorializing 46 transgender and gender-nonconforming people murdered in the US and Puerto Rico in 2020 interspersed with the poet's own journey as a Queer…