poetry, three ways

August 14, 2019

It will be poetry three ways as Alaska poet John Morgan, his son Jeffrey Morgan, and Jeffrey’s wife, Carla Conforto, read poetry from their latest books, The Moving Out: Early Collected Poems (Salmon Publishing), The Last Note Becomes Its Listener (Conduit Books), and Popular Piety (Dancing Girl), respectively.

Please join them for a lively 7:00pm reading on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Village Books in Bellingham.

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Books A’Sail

August 10, 2019

If your idea of bliss is some combination of reading and sailing, you should definitely consider Books A’ Sail 2019.

Board the Schooner Zodiac on Monday, September 16, 2019, along with Village Books owners Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert and special guest, author, librarian, critic, and reader Nancy Pearl. Cruise the San Juan Islands for three days, returning to port on Wednesday, September 18. In between, enjoy the scenery, the company, the fine meals, and discussion of three books: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl, Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban.

Space is limited, so visit the Schooner Zodiac website and call to book a reservation at (206) 719-7622.

holiday weekend

June 29, 2019

As you’re lining up events for your holiday weekend, please plan to join the editors and contributors to For Love of Orcas on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 4:00pm, at Village Books in Bellingham, for a reading of work from the anthology.

It seems like National Poetry Month has burst its seams and is spilling over into May. There’s a lot of poetry going on, including what promises to be a terrific reading on Thursday, May 9, 2019, when poets Martha Silano and Laura Da’ read from their latest books, Gravity Assist and Instruments of the True Measure (respectively). Join them at 7:00pm in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven.

This evening, Saturday, May 4, 2019, join poets (clockwise from top left) Anita K. Boyle, James Bertolino, Richard Widerkehr, and Gayle Kaune, as they read new and favorite poems. 7:00pm in the Village Books Readings Gallery.

This evening, Saturday, April 27, 2019, Village Books will host two stellar poets, Elaina Ellis and Sierra Golden, reading from their books, Write About an Empty Birdcage and The Slow Art. The reading begins at 7:00pm. Go.

P.S.: Today is also Independent Bookstore Day, celebrated at your favorite bookstores around the country with readings, signings, and other festivities.

Write Riot returns

April 17, 2019

It’s back!! In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are pleased to be teaming up with local poet extraordinaire Dee Dee Chapman for the return of the Write Riot Poetry Slam. This is a free, all-ages event (expect some adult language). Watch for updates on Write Riot’s Facebook event page.

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