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Oct 28
2013
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This Friday, November 1st (yes, the first day of NaNo – you know you want to get inspired!) I will be at The Writer Next Door event reading from Hearts of Chaos. Yes, HEARTS OF CHAOS! which doesn’t come out until March. But you can hear a snippet super early on Friday if you are in the Seattle area. The event is put on by the Ballard Writers Collective. The Writer Next Door The Writer Next Door Friday, November 1st Doors open at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street Author readings. “Ask the Writer” Panel. $15… Read more »
May 18
2012
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Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! We celebrate May 17th in Ballard with (what is rumored to be) the largest Syttende Mai parade outside of Norway, because we like to pretend we’re still a fiercely independent city of Viking descendants. At right is a picture of our local independent bookstore’s Syttende Mai display. Other major festivals are Viking Days in the summer, and Tivoli and Yule Fest at the Nordic Heritage Museum. It doesn’t matter if your Norwegian ancestors hated your neighbor’s Swedish ones; we’re all one big happy Norse family in Ballard. May 17th for Ballardites is like March 17th for… Read more »