Category Archives: Event Announcement

David Michaelson book signing

David will be hosting a book signing and readings from his fifteen titles this Saturday, February 8 at the historic Harrington Opera House in Harrington, WA from 9am to 3pm. Anyone in the area is invited to drop by and partake of several plates of David’s cookies.
In the room next door, the Opera House Society will be hosting a rummage sale to raise money for the elevator fund during the same hours.

Laurel Leigh invites you to a reading of her newly published story February 16th

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAFrom the desk of Laurel Leigh:

Hello, my friends!

I wanted to let you know that a story I’ve been working on called “Darrell, In Milwaukee” was just published in Clover: A Literary Rag, the gorgeous letterpress journal produced by the Independent Writers’ Studio in Bellingham. On Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., I’ll be one of the authors featured in a reading at Village Books. I’m excited about this particular story since my cousin, a professional mill consultant, and also my long-time friend and contractor helped me with the language and dialogue surrounding construction and backhoe work that’s part of the backdrop for the story. I’d love it if you came!

Kirk Smith talks about “lab lit” at Village Books

Kirk Smith Book CoverJoin local author Kirk Smith in the Readings Gallery at Village Books 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA
January 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM for a description of a new literary genre and a brief reading from his new novel, Vanessa’s Curve of Mind.
He’s been telling WWP he writes lab lit fiction for over a year; now he’ll explain what it is, give some examples, and tell how he got interested in it and decided to write a lab lit novel himself. (His talk was rescheduled because he was in the hospital with pneumonia last September when he was supposed to give it.)
Readers who are interested in science or like to read fiction, or both, should look into “lab lit” novels with stories about realistic scientists doing realistic scientific research. Only fiction can take a reader into scientists’ minds, revealing what they really think and feel. Biographies just report what they say and write, and books about science usually describe only the finished products of research. Surprisingly, stories about research can be as exciting as many good novels. Kirk will describe several lab lit novels and read from his new novel about Vanessa Trippett, a graduate student in neuroscience.
Author: Kirk Smith is a retired research psychologist, who worked in both government and industry laboratories for seven years before joining the faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During his 23 years as a professor of psychology, he taught cognitive science and statistics to both undergraduate and graduate students. He now lives in Bellingham and blogs about his favorite subject at
“It’s all well and good to try to map the active brain. Why isn’t anyone worrying about precisely mapping active thinking and feeling?” from Vanessa’s Curve of Mind


Janet Oakley’s Tree Soldier turned into a one-act play!

February 17, 21, 24 at 9pm, Janet Oakley’s Tree Soldier will be performed as a One Act Play in the BOAT Festival. Tree Soldier will be read by 7 actors, telling the story of the boys at Camp Kulshan. The reading will be performed at the Bellingham Theatre Guild. Come and support the play and Janet (the more people who attend the more $ go to her and the others involved). Location: Bellingham Theatre Guild Playhouse 1600 H Street, Bellingham, WA.