‘Words, Writers and West Seattle’ series begins Oct. 4 at Westwood Village

New project of Southwest Seattle Historical Society slates free monthly sessions featuring West Seattle authors and books at Barnes & Noble

Information from SWSHS

Local authors will participate in a new “book talk” series about their published books at a free monthly series, “Words, Writers and West Seattle,” beginning Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

The new project of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society will be presented in conjunction with Barnes & Noble Westwood Village.

“This is a great way for West Seattleites to get to know authors from their neighborhood,” says Clay Eals, executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. “The series offers a variety of genres, reflecting many ways to tell stories, and it’s a perfect fit for us because eliciting, preserving and passing along stories is fundamental to our mission.”

On the first Friday afternoon of the month from October 2013 through June 2013, Barnes & Noble Westwood Village will host a a presentation by a West Seattle-based author on a recently released book or books, plus a time for questions and answers. Each session will end at 6 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Westwood Village will have books available for sale at each session. Ten percent of the proceeds from book purchases associated with “Words, Writers & West Seattle” will go to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society through the Bookfair program of Barnes & Noble.

The first presentation on Oct. 4 will be by West Seattle young-adult author Stephanie Guerra and will be about her new book, Billy the Kid is Not Crazy, to be published next month by Two Lions, and Torn, published by Marshall Cavendish in 2012.

Additional information on future presentations is available on the list below. Further information can be obtained by calling Dora-Faye Hendricks, “Words, Writers and West Seattle” chair, by phone at 509-230-5950 or by e-mail at HYPERLINK "mailto:dora-faye@comcast.net" dora-faye@comcast.net.

The slate for ‘Words, Writers & West Seattle’ so far:
All sessions run from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Stephanie Guerra, Billy the Kid Is Not Crazy (Two Lions, 2013) and Torn (Marshall Cavendish, 2012), genre: young adult

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Peter Stekel, Final Flight, The Mystery of a World War II Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra (Wilderness Press, 2010), genre: history

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Nicole Hardy, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin (Hyperion, 2013), genre: memoir

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 Robert Spector, The Mom & Pop Store: True Stories from the Heart of America (Walker Books, 2009), genre: memoir

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 Lyanda Lynn Haupt, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (Little Brown, 2013), genre: nature

Friday, March 7, 2014 Conrad Wesselhoeft, Adios, Nirvana (Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), genre: young adult

Friday, April 4, 2014 Judy Bentley, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master (University of Washington Press, 2013), genre: creative nonfiction

Friday, May 4, 2014 Mike Hickey, Arleen Williams and other South Seattle Community College authors, genres: poetry, fiction

Friday, June 6, 2014 Brenda Peterson, The Drowning World (Delphinius, 2013-14), genre: young adult

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