October 12th, 2016 by Doree
Get this on your calendars now: Seattle7Writers’ is celebrating its 7th annual Holiday Bookfest at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Twenty-five local authors will sign their books, provide home-made treats and give readings to raise money for the PNA and the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, which provides free tutoring and writing help for students.
Seattle7Writers supports a variety of local literacy efforts with the motto “Read Local.”
The event will begin with a short set by The Rejections, Seattle7Writers’ house band. Phinney Books will be selling authors’ books. Seattle7Writers also will be collecting donations of gently used books for their Pocket Library program. Donate three or more books and receive a free Seattle7Writers tote bag.
Dori Hillestad Butler
David B. Williams
- 3-3:20 p.m.: The Rejections and Trailing Spouses
- 3:30 p.m.: Lynn Brunelle
- 3:45 p.m.: Kathleen Alcala
- 4 p.m.: Sean Beaudoin
- 4:15 p.m.: Jim Lynch
- 4:30 p.m.: Megan Chance
- 4:45 p.m. Steve Arntson
Tags: authors, books, Bureau of Fearless Ideas, literacy, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Seattle7Writers
November 12th, 2015 by Doree
The 6th annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest is from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission is free.
Come meet some of your favorite local authors, who will sign their books, which you can purchase there from Secret Garden’s boutique bookstore. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle) and the PNA.
Six of the authors will read from their books, and several will perform music as The Rejections and the Trailing Spouses. The authors are even bringing home-baked goods for patrons to nibble on.
The 27 authors are: Daniel James Brown, Garth Stein, Elizabeth George, Nancy Horan, Kevin O’Brien, Jim Lynch, Lynn Brunnell, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Megan Chance, Sean Beaudoin, Bridget Foley, Stephanie Kallos, Peter Mountford, Tara Austen Weaver, Thor Hanson, Lyanada Lynn Haupt, Dori Hillestad Butler, Waverly Fitzgerald, William Deietrich, Bharti Kirchner, Clare Meeker, David Laskin, Donna Miscolta, David Lasky, Ed Skoog, and David Williams. Authors Laurie Frankel, Erica Bauermeister and Jennie Shortridge will also be there, running the show.
Reading & performance schedule:
- 3 p.m.: Music by The Rejections and the Trailing Spouses
- 3:30 p.m.: Lynn Brunelle
- 3:45 p.m.: Thor Hanson
- 4 p.m.: Dori Hillestad Butler
- 4:15 p.m.: David Williams
- 4:30 p.m.: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
- 4:45 p.m.: Bharti Kirchner
Also, they’ll be collecting gently-used books for pocket library programs. If you bring three or more books, you’ll get a reusable Seattle7Writers bag.
Tags: authors, books, Holiday Bookfest, holidays, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Seattle7Writers
November 13th, 2013 by Doree
Nearly two dozen local authors will read from and sign their books from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
The fourth annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Book Signing is co‐hosted by Santoro’s Books, Shunpike and the PNA. Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle (a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Greenwood) and the PNA. The authors are even baking homemade goodies for purchase to support literacy programs.
Authors include: Garth Stein, Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth George, Erica Bauermeister, Megan Chance, Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, Clare Dederer, Kevin Emerson, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Laurie Frankel, Sean Beaudoin, Shannon Huffman Polson, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Bernadette Pajer, Bhartii Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Clare Meeker and Thor Hanson.
Twelve authors will give readings throughout the afternoon:
- 2 p.m. – Erica Bauermeister
- 2:15 p.m. – Sean Beaudoin
- 2:30 p.m. – Jennie Shortridge
- 2:45 p.m. – Bill Dietrich
- 3 p.m. – Laurie Frankel
- 3:15 p.m. – Thor Hanson
- 3:30 p.m. – Lynn Brunelle
- 3:45 p.m. – Suzanne Selfors
- 4 p.m. – Bharti Kirchner
- 4:15 p.m. – Shannon Huffman Polson
- 4:30 p.m. – Kevin Emerson
- 4:45 p.m. – Bernadette Pajer
The S7W writers also help stock “pocket libraries” throughout the city in homeless shelters and food banks. Anyone who brings gently‐used books to donate at the Holiday Book Signing will receive a free S7W cloth bag.
Tags: 826 Seattle, books, literacy, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle7Writers, Shunpike
July 8th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle7Writers and Elliott Bay Book Company are hosting another gathering of prominent Seattle authors at a Book Club Brunch to benefit literacy programs.
The Sunday, July 14, brunch will benefit Greenwood’s 826 Seattle, a non-profit writing and tutoring program. The ticket price of $50 includes brunch, mimosas, and a $20 tax-deductible donation.
The brunch is at 10 am. at Greenwood Square, on the southeast corner of North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North (above Hummus Café – enter on 85th next to the bus stop).
Author Garch Stein will emcee and Whidbey Island mystery writer Elizabeth George will discuss her books and the writing life.
Other authors that will sign books at the brunch:
- Deb Caletti, “He’s Gone”
- Tara Conklin, “The House Girl”
- Laurie Frankel, “Goodbye For Now”
- Kristin Hannah, “Fly Away”
- Shannon Polson, “North of Hope”
- Jennie Shortridge, “Love Water Memory”
Seattle7Writers is a nonprofit organization that presents local literature to the community while raising money for 826 Seattle. Authors’ books will be available for purchase; a percentage of book sales also will benefit literacy programs.
Tags: 826 Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Company, Greenwood Square, Seattle7Writers
November 13th, 2012 by Doree
More than two dozen local authors will sign their books at Saturday’s annual Holiday Book Signing from 3-6 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
The event, by Seattle7Writers, showcases 26 local authors. Santoro’s Books will be selling the authors’ books onsite, with a portion of the proceeds from each purchase benefiting TeamReads and the PNA. The authors are even baking up cookies to share, and there will be an author reading every half-hour.
Authors on hand: Jamie Ford, Jim Lynch, Erik Larson, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, Stephanie Kallos, Kevin O’Brien, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Randy Sue Coburn, Laurie Frankel, Bob Dugoni, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Bernadette Pajer, Bharti Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Tara Austen Weaver, Kaya McLaren, Clare Meeker, and Peter Mountford.
If you bring a gently-used book to donate to “pocket libraries” at food banks and homeless shelters, you’ll receive a free Seattle7Writers book bag.
Tags: Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA, Santoro's Books, Seattle7Writers
May 9th, 2012 by Doree
Twelve prominent Seattle authors will have brunch with the public on Saturday morning to raise money for literacy programs. Hosted by Seattle7Writers and Elliott Bay Book Company, the Book Club Brunch begins at 10 a.m. Saturday upstairs at Greenwood Square, 8420 Greenwood Ave. N.
Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle and Powerful Schools.
Book Club Brunch features nationally acclaimed and bestselling Northwest authors:
- Jim Lynch, discussing his new novel “Truth Like the Sun”
- Garth Stein, author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
- Heather Barbieri, author of “The Cottage at Glass Beach”
- Randy Sue Coburn, author of “A Better View of Paradise”
- Laurie Frankel, author of “The Atlas of Love”
- Jennie Shortridge, author of “When She Flew”
- Kit Bakke, author of “Dot to Dot”
- Erica Bauermeister, author of “Joy for Beginners”
- Dave Boling, author of “Guernica”
- Stephanie Kallos, author of “Sing Them Home”
- Indu Sundaresan, author of “Shadow Princess”
- Tara Austen Weaver, author of “The Butcher and The Vegetarian: One Woman’s Romp Through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis”
Seattle7Writers is a nonprofit organization that promotes local literature and literacy organizations. All of the writers’ books will be available for purchase at the event, and a percentage of book sales will benefit the literacy programs. Authors will sign their books.
Tickets are $50 online, and includes brunch, mimosas, and a $30 tax-deductible donation.
The entrance to Greenwood Square is on North 85th Street, by the Metro bus stop.
Tags: 826 Seattle, Book Club Brunch, Elliott Bay Book Company, Greenwood Square, Seattle7Writers