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Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest is Nov. 18 with 30 Pacific NW authors reading, signing books

We Seattleites sure do love our books, and what better way to celebrate that love of reading than the annual Seattle7Writers’ Holiday Bookfest next month at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

The Holiday Bookfest, from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, features 30 Pacific Northwest authors who will read from their books and sign them for fans, plus the Seattle7Writers’ house band, The Rejections, will play. Phinney Books will be selling authors’ books, and some of the authors have baked their own special treats.

A portion of the proceeds benefits literacy programs at the PNA, as well as the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, Greenwood’s free tutoring and writing center for children. You can also donate gently used books for Seattle7Writers’ Pocket Library program. (Donate three or more books and receive a free Seattle7Writers tote bag to carry your books home.)

Participating authors: Anastacia-Reneé, Andrea Dunlop, Bharti Kirchner (who lives in Wallingford), Boyd Morrison (who lives in Phinney Ridge), Brent Hartinger, Bridget Foley, Clare Meeker, Claudia Rowe, Dave Boling, David Laskin, David B. Williams (who lives in Licton Springs), Deb Caletti, Donna Miscolta (who lives in Greenwood/Green Lake), Dori Hillestad Butler, Elizabeth George, Garth Stein, Jarret Middleton (who lives in Fremont), Kathleen Alcala, Kevin Emerson (who lives in Crown Hill), Kevin O’Brien, Laurie Frankel (who lives in Queen Anne), Linda Johns, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Lynn Brunelle, Megan Chance,Robert Dugoni, Robin Oliveira, Sean Beaudoin, Suzanne Selfors and Waverly Fitzgerald.

Schedule:

3 p.m. — The Rejections
3:30 p.m. – Reading by Andrea Dunlop
3:45 p.m. – Reading by Dori Hillestad Butler
4 p.m. — Reading by Laurie Frankel
4:15 p.m. – Reading by Kevin Emerson
4:30 p.m. – Reading by Bharti Kirchner
4:45 p.m. – Reading by Lyanda Lynn Haupt