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Ravenna Author Events

Third Place Books hosts hundreds of authors every year to read, sign and talk about their work.

RAVENNA - Look Up!  Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window By Woody Wheeler

Nov 5 2014 7:00 pm

You don’t have to travel around the
world or spend a ton of money to enjoy the wonders of nature. "Look
Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window" is
a series of well-researched nature essays (many that take place here
in Ravenna!) that will inspire readers to experience the outdoors in
an affordable, accessible and joyful way. The essays encourage
backyard and local bird watching, native plant landscaping and
restoration, practical energy conservation and land conservation.
They also explore how we can derive psychological benefits from these
activities—how nature can help us live happier, more fulfilled and
rewarding lives."

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RAVENNA - My Fluorescent God by Joe Guppy

Nov 6 2014 7:00 pm

 

 

 

Joe Guppy's life derailed in 1979. The
23-year-old was dealing with a bad breakup and existential angst, but
it was a few stomach pills he took in Mexico that pushed him over the
edge into paranoid psychosis... and straight into the mental ward of
Seattle's Providence Hospital or, as he perceived it, Hell. In the
ensuing six months, he battled his real-life demons, jumped out a
second-story window, and encountered God in a fluorescent light
fixture. In this raw, often wryly comic memoir, Guppy invites readers
into his haunted, 23-year-old head... and the experience is
electrifying. Recreated from journal entries and the notes of
mental-health professionals, the story of the author's struggle to
rebuild his sanity is a gripping spiritual and psychological
adventure.

Check out his book trailer here: http://joeguppywriter.com/

 

 

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781620154410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Booktrope , 9/2014

RAVENNA - Pajama Party w/ Wendy Wahman & Bonny Becker

Nov 7 2014 7:00 pm

Dress up in your coziest pajamas, grab a free scoop of gelato, and settle in for our first Pajama Party Storytime! Local, award-winning authors Bonny Becker (of the Mouse and Bear series) and Wendy Wahman (Don't Lick the Dog, A Cat Like That) will read from their favorite picture books. All ages welcome! 

Wendy Wahman lives
in Washington State with big poodles, old cats, and a husband named Joe. She’s
won many awards for illustration, but her greatest joy is loving the two-,
three-, and four-legged animals she has known. She is author and illustrator of
the picture books Don't Lick the Dog and A Cat Like
That
.

Bonny Becker is an award-winning children’s author and the
creator of the Mouse and Bear series—something, she says, that just popped into
her head one day. She teaches at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts in an
MFA program for writing children’s literature. She lives in Seattle. 

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RAVENNA - The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories by Wendy Fox

Nov 8 2014 7:00 pm

 

 

The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories in the first
winner of the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. Carol Guess, author of Darling
Endangered, says, "What happens when a still life speaks? Wendy J. Fox
invites us to eavesdrop. These beautiful, lyrical stories describe ordinary
lives: speckled eggshells, creeping vines. Here's the threat of fire out east
and endless rain when the map meets Seattle. Here are characters so real you
know them already. They've misplaced your keys and borrowed your car."

 

For more information, visit Wendy J. Fox's website: http://www.wendyjfox.com/ 

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RAVENNA - 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro (in the pub)

Nov 9 2014 12:00 pm

 

Bring back playtime, all the time!

Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound
Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.

With the one-of-a-kind projects in "150+ Screen-Free
Activities for Kids," your family will rediscover the spirit of
imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and
skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and
beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child
entertained, engaged, and learning all day long.

 

Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and
school-aged children, "150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids" will
help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons
of playtime fun!

 

This event will be held in the Third Place Pub--all ages welcome! 

 

Visit Asia Citro's website, Fun At Home With Kids: http://www.funathomewithkids.com/ 

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RAVENNA - Poetry by Jed Myers

Nov 13 2014 7:00 pm

Watching the Perseids chronicles a father's mortal
illness and passing, set in the context of a family's history. The poems in
this book are ventures into and through the viscera of the multigenerational
dynamics of one American family.

The Nameless is a small collection of
poems that rise out of encounters with those we do not know. We are all kin in
being the nameless for most whom we live among. These poems are explorations in
the matrix of anonymous empathy. 

Jed Myers was born in Philadelphia in 1952 to parents of Eastern European Jewish heritage. He studied Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry at Tufts University, graduating in 1974, and went on, after medical training, to pursue a career in psychiatry. He settled in Seattle, where he and his wife raised three children. He kept writing poems, but did not begin to seek publication until the events of September 11th, 2001. Since that time, his work has been widely published, and for several years now he hosts the popular music-and-poetry open-mic cabaret NorthEndForum (now part of the Easy Speak Seattle alliance).

He maintains a solo therapy practice and teaches at the University of Washington.

Visit Jed Myers' website: http://jedmyers.com/ 

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