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Fairhaven

VB Writes...Poetry II

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:15am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 10:15am

Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals.

VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, February 20th, 12:00pm

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan

On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in an eyeblink. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men -- college boys, day-workers, immigrants from mining camps -- to fight the fires. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them.

Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, through the eyes of the people who lived it. Equally dramatic, though, is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Gifford Pinchot. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. The robber barons fought him and the rangers charged with protecting the reserves, but even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by those same rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.

NEW DATE VB Reads...Afternoon Book Chat

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 2:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

NEW DATE: Wednesday, February 20, 2:00pm

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

VB Writes...Poetry I

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 5:30pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm

Are you a poet in search of a poetry group? Please bring at least one original poem of yours to share and be read out loud.  Come meet other writers as we discuss the art of poetry, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. Meets in the Writers Corner on the mezzanine level of the store near the poetry section & Book Fare Cafe.

Story Time in Fairhaven

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:30am
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

EVERY SATURDAY! Join us for Story Time in the Kids’ Section! We’ll read aloud from some of our favorite books. Author does not attend.


Join us at all of our regular weekly Story Times!
In Fairhaven every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am.
In Lynden every Wednesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm.

Chuckanut Writers - “Plein Air” Writing with Laurel Saville

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Readings Gallery
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Sharpen your descriptive skills and learn to make place a character in your writing. Each class, we'll meet in a different location--feel free to bring suggestions. Writing prompts and exercises, along with analysis of great writing, will demonstrate how to bring the beauty, mystery, and power of place to life on the page. First session meets in Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven; subsequent meeting places to be discussed in class.

4 sessions, $125

Group Reading from Clover, A Literary Rag Volume XVI– Local Authors!

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

Clover, A Literary Rag vol.16 is back at Village Books with poetry, fiction and memoir. Celebrate  its fine work in an eclectic 90-minute presentation from 13 of its 50 authors. Grab a chair and elevate your afternoon with Bellingham’s celebrated Rag. Winner of the Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award, 2017. 

Can’t make it to an event? No problem! You can pre-pay and receive a signed, personalized copy of the book you want. We ship!

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