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Holiday book signing by local authors at PNA

November 13th, 2013 by Doree

Nearly two dozen local authors will read from and sign their books from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The fourth annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Book Signing is co‐hosted by Santoro’s Books, Shunpike and the PNA. Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle (a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Greenwood) and the PNA. The authors are even baking homemade goodies for purchase to support literacy programs.

Authors include: Garth Stein, Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth George, Erica Bauermeister, Megan Chance, Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, Clare Dederer, Kevin Emerson, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Laurie Frankel, Sean Beaudoin, Shannon Huffman Polson, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Bernadette Pajer, Bhartii Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Clare Meeker and Thor Hanson.

Twelve authors will give readings throughout the afternoon:

  • 2 p.m. – Erica Bauermeister
  • 2:15 p.m. – Sean Beaudoin
  • 2:30 p.m. – Jennie Shortridge
  • 2:45 p.m. – Bill Dietrich
  • 3 p.m. – Laurie Frankel
  • 3:15 p.m. – Thor Hanson
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lynn Brunelle
  • 3:45 p.m. – Suzanne Selfors
  • 4 p.m. – Bharti Kirchner
  • 4:15 p.m. – Shannon Huffman Polson
  • 4:30 p.m. – Kevin Emerson
  • 4:45 p.m. – Bernadette Pajer

The S7W writers also help stock “pocket libraries” throughout the city in homeless shelters and food banks. Anyone who brings gently‐used books to donate at the Holiday Book Signing will receive a free S7W cloth bag.

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Seattle7Writers brunch to benefit 826 Seattle

July 8th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle7Writers and Elliott Bay Book Company are hosting another gathering of prominent Seattle authors at a Book Club Brunch to benefit literacy programs.

The Sunday, July 14, brunch will benefit Greenwood’s 826 Seattle, a non-profit writing and tutoring program. The ticket price of $50 includes brunch, mimosas, and a $20 tax-deductible donation.

The brunch is at 10 am. at Greenwood Square, on the southeast corner of North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue North (above Hummus Café – enter on 85th next to the bus stop).

Author Garch Stein will emcee and Whidbey Island mystery writer Elizabeth George will discuss her books and the writing life.

Other authors that will sign books at the brunch:

  • Deb Caletti, “He’s Gone”
  • Tara Conklin, “The House Girl”
  • Laurie Frankel, “Goodbye For Now”
  • Kristin Hannah, “Fly Away”
  • Shannon Polson, “North of Hope”
  • Jennie Shortridge, “Love Water Memory”

Seattle7Writers is a nonprofit organization that presents local literature to the community while raising money for 826 Seattle. Authors’ books will be available for purchase; a percentage of book sales also will benefit literacy programs.

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Authors, authors everywhere at annual Holiday Book Signing at PNA

November 13th, 2012 by Doree

More than two dozen local authors will sign their books at Saturday’s annual Holiday Book Signing from 3-6 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The event, by Seattle7Writers, showcases 26 local authors. Santoro’s Books will be selling the authors’ books onsite, with a portion of the proceeds from each purchase benefiting TeamReads and the PNA. The authors are even baking up cookies to share, and there will be an author reading every half-hour.

Authors on hand: Jamie Ford, Jim Lynch, Erik Larson, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, Stephanie Kallos, Kevin O’Brien, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Randy Sue Coburn, Laurie Frankel, Bob Dugoni, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Boyd Morrison, Bernadette Pajer, Bharti Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Tara Austen Weaver, Kaya McLaren, Clare Meeker, and Peter Mountford.

If you bring a gently-used book to donate to “pocket libraries” at food banks and homeless shelters, you’ll receive a free Seattle7Writers book bag.

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12 Seattle authors at Book Club Brunch in Greenwood on Saturday to benefit literacy

May 9th, 2012 by Doree

Twelve prominent Seattle authors will have brunch with the public on Saturday morning to raise money for literacy programs. Hosted by Seattle7Writers and Elliott Bay Book Company, the Book Club Brunch begins at 10 a.m. Saturday upstairs at Greenwood Square, 8420 Greenwood Ave. N.

Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle and Powerful Schools.

Book Club Brunch features nationally acclaimed and bestselling Northwest authors:

  • Jim Lynch, discussing his new novel “Truth Like the Sun”
  • Garth Stein, author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
  • Heather Barbieri, author of “The Cottage at Glass Beach”
  • Randy Sue Coburn, author of “A Better View of Paradise”
  • Laurie Frankel, author of “The Atlas of Love”
  • Jennie Shortridge, author of “When She Flew”
  • Kit Bakke, author of “Dot to Dot”
  • Erica Bauermeister, author of “Joy for Beginners”
  • Dave Boling, author of “Guernica”
  • Stephanie Kallos, author of “Sing Them Home”
  • Indu Sundaresan, author of “Shadow Princess”
  • Tara Austen Weaver, author of “The Butcher and The Vegetarian: One Woman’s Romp Through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis”

Seattle7Writers is a nonprofit organization that promotes local literature and literacy organizations. All of the writers’ books will be available for purchase at the event, and a percentage of book sales will benefit the literacy programs. Authors will sign their books.

Tickets are $50 online, and includes brunch, mimosas, and a $30 tax-deductible donation.

The entrance to Greenwood Square is on North 85th Street, by the Metro bus stop.

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