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Author Event: Reading of Home Fires by Judith Kirscht

Local author, Judith Kirscht will discuss and read from her new novel, HOME FIRES (New Libri Press, 2013) in the Readers Gallery at Village Books (1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, Home Firs Cover 1villagebooks.com) on Friday, June 6th, at7 PM.

Set on the Santa Barbara coast, HOME FIRES is the story of a woman whose idyllic world disintegrates when, after discovering her husband’s infidelity, she makes decisions that carry her family into the murky underbelly of her husband’s family. Her actions soon split her family and mire her in uncertainty. What is real? What happened? Who is guilty of what?
HOME FIRES comes out of the years the author spent walking and beachcombing on the Ellwood Mesa, north of the University of California, Santa Barbara campus—a fairytale existence the heroine mirrors at the opening of this book.

Judith Kirscht is the author of two other novels: NOWHERE ELSE TO GO (Florida Academic Press, 2011), and THE INHERITORS (New Libri Press, 2012) as well as short stories and novel excerpts. The novels are available in paperback at local bookstores or on-line and in eBook format as well.

Born and raised in Chicago and educated at the Universities of Chicago and Michigan, Judith Kirscht taught writing for many years at the Universities of Michigan and California, Santa Barbara before retiring to Washington State to devote herself to writing fiction. She is a past president of the Skagit Valley Writers League and member of the Whatcom Writers and Publishers, Northwest Women Writers, and Whidbey Island Writers and Pacific Northwest Writers Associations.

Book Launch and Apocalypse Survival Party for All is Silence by Robert Slater

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00004]Join author and WWP member Robert Slater, March 14th, 7pm at Village Books for a
release party for his novel All Is Silence. The event will take place in the VB reading
Room. Music, reading, video presentation and snacks for the Apocalypse provided.

Rob is a local author and teacher. This dystopian YA novel is partially set in Bellingham and follows the story of Lizzie, an angry teenage girl who wished everyone would just leave her alone, until a plague wiped out 90% of the population.

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!