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Friday, April 28 - 5-7pm - Youth Poetry Open Mic Night - SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 28TH

In honor of National Poetry Month, The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a Youth Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday, April 28th from 5-7pm with a special guest appearance by Washington’s Poet Laureate, Davyne Verstandig, who will MC the evening. Refreshments will be served. Read more...

 

 

 

Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. Read more...

 

 

Saturday, May 6 - 3pm - Author Reading & Signing with Donna Marie Merritt - No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk

Donna Marie Merritt’s sixth book of poetry begins with her husband’s infidelity and makes clear from the start that no woman (certainly not this poet) will put up with that. Searching for answers and navigating new territory alone, Merritt’s poems sing out that strong women (and men) may bend, but they won’t break. This collection of sixty poems includes a wide range of reflections and observations about society, human behavior, and the healing gift of nature. Read more...