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Northwest Bookfest repeats successful Kirkland location, presents nationally known authors


Acclaimed authors like Ivan Doig, David Guterson, J.A. Jance and Greg Bear are just some of the people you might rub elbows with this year at Northwest Bookfest this coming weekend, in downtown Kirkland.

There are many free seminars on various kinds of writing and aspects of publishing, from workshops for the interested memoirist to advice on how to market your book, and what the current publishing landscape looks like. Culturemob’s own Dan Coxon will give a talk about how you can turn your travel diary into publishable articles or books. His book The Wee Book Of Scotland has sold over 25,000 copies worldwide.

And it’s all for free! Saturday morning, from 10:00 to 11:30am, your kids can enjoy a free concert from the trio known as Recess Monkey. There’s also a children’s story tent and a free puppet show by Carter Family Puppets at 4:00pm.

Saturday night, at several locations, adults can hear poetry (The Grape Choice Wine Shop and Wine Bar), talk about the resurgent interest in erotica (Milagro Restaurant) or discuss pairing wine with food (Parkplace Books) with a couple of cookbook authors.

There are exhibitors marketing their books, or vendors who can help you launch your book project, or bejeweled book markers and other reading supplies.

Northwest Bookfest will take place September 22-23, 10:00am – 6:00pm each day. A full schedule of events is listed on the website, so check it out and make a plan to bring the whole family. There’s something for everyone.