Join us for a special Chuckanut Radio Hour, to kick-off the Chuckanut Writers Conference (CWC), at the Bellingham High School Theater. This month we are hosting special guests The Rejections (and Trailing Spouses), a band composed of authors and authors' spouses (which means they know a lot about rejection!), including 2013 CWC faculty members Garth Stein and Jennie Shortridge. Click here to give them a listen. This special edition of the Radio Hour will also feature a conversation with the authors in the band, moderated by poet Frances McCue, on "The Writing Life." The Radio Hour will be followed by an author book signing.
The Rejections (and Trailing Spouses) formed in late 2012, and their first ever gig was at the launch party for Seattle author Erica Bauermeister's third novel, The Lost Art of Mixing. They are all authors or working partners of authors, and won't quit their day jobs, but come most Tuesday nights, you'll find them practicing away for the next book launch, fundraiser, or party. The Rejections are: Garth Stein, Stephanie Kallos, and Jennie Shortridge. The Trailing Spouses are: Matt Gani, Paul Mariz, and sometimes Ben Bauermeister. But who knows; the lineup may change at any time. They hope someday to include Erik Larson on tambourine.
The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour features a guest author and includes guest musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, Cascadia Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of "The Bellingham Bean" serial radio comedy, and some groaner jokes by hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others. The Radio Hour airs every Saturday evening at 6pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM.
Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and at BrownPaperTickets. Doors open at 6:30pm, and you must be seated by 6:45pm as the show begins at 7pm, sharp! Co-sponsored by the Chuckanut Writers Conference, Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes, Fairhaven Pizza, and the Fairhaven Village Inn.
Location: Street: Cornwall Avenue Additional: Bellingham High School City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
STEPHANIE KALLOS SING THEM HOMESeattle author of the best-selling debut novel Broken For You—which also struck a chord with many book groups here at the store— Stephanie Kallos makes an appearance on behalf of her second novel. Taking place in the small town of Emlyn Springs, with its eccentric characters and idiosyncratic secrets, the plot is set in motion when the mother of three is swept away by a tornado, never to be seen again. "With the same beauty and lyricism of her first novel, Kallos stitches together a colorful patchwork of memories and images, creating a rich narrative fabric that develops and changes as it passes through each character's hands." ~ Booklist (booksense)… (more)
Stephanie Kallos will sign Sing Them Home (Atlantic Monthly Press, $25). Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Hope Jones, who was lost in the tornado of 1978. For Hope's children, the stability of life with their preoccupied father and their mother's best friend is no match for Hope's absence. Larken seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger; Gaelan devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable; and Bonnie combs roadsides for clues to her mother's legacy. When they're summoned home after their father's death, each sibling is forced to revisit the childhood tragedy that has defined their lives. (Sarahsponda)… (more)
Author: Stephanie Kallos, Bestselling Author of her debut novel, Broken for You, will join us for a Book Club Event. Stephanie Kallos returns to Rainy Day Books in the Heartland with her triumphant new novel, Sing Them Home. A Top Reading Recommendation by Vivien, Geoffrey and Elizabeth, Sing Them Home is our Book Club Pick for 2009. If you missed any of our Author Events with Stephanie Kallos, Anne Tyler, John Irving, Jane Smiley, and/or Sara Gruen, you will certainly want to attend this unique opportunity. Purchase your Admission Package now so that you will receive an early Ticket Number and be among the first group to meet & greet Stephanie in the Booksigning Line after her Presentation. Title: Sing Them Home, $25.00 Hardcover, ISBN 9780871139634, On Sale Date: November 13, 2008 What: Stephanie Kallos will talk about her new book, her life, her work, answer audience questions and she will autograph copies of her new book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket. When: Tuesday, March 03, 2009, 7:00 PM Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 Admission Package (Click on the ADD TO SHOPPING CART button): $25.00 plus Tax, includes from Rainy Day Books, One (1) Stamped Ticket, One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) and One (1) Copy of Sing Them Home (Hardcover) to be Autographed after the Author Presentation. Please specify your need for One (1) Stamped Ticket and One (1) Guest Ticket (if needed) in the Notes field of your Online Order. If you choose Option 1 for In-Store Pick-Up, then you can specify At-Event Pick-Up in the Notes field of your Online Order. Thank you. Book Orders can be shipped worldwide. All Author Event Book Sales are Final and Non-Returnable. (booksense)… (more)
Plan to spend this Sunday afternoon with us and Stephanie Kallos as she reads and discusses her second novel, Sing Them Home. This book tells the story of the Jones siblings, who have lived in the shadow of unresoved grief since their mother's disappearance in a Nebraska tornado. The book has been described as a "brilliant novel" by First Look Books. A book signing and reception will follow. Look for a real treat here! Do not miss this one! (booksense)… (more)
Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. Longtime Seattle theatre artist Stephanie Kallos made a memorable debut for near and far with her captivating Seattle-set novel, Broken for You, a few years ago. She makes this welcome return for her eagerly-awaited second novel, Sing Them Home (Atlantic Monthly)—set in her home state of Nebraska. (KingRat)… (more)
Hosted by Joyce -- Douglas County Library staff, readers will gather to discuss the book "Broken For You" by Stephanie Kallos. Newcomers welcome :) Refreshments served beginning at 6:00PM, discussion starting at 6:30PM (jk_librarian)