Was anyone else unaware until recently that the Northwest Bookfest has been resurrected this year and is happening on October 1 and 2 in Kirkland, WA? Well, it has been and it is!
Maybe it’s our cloud-cover. Maybe it’s the Northwest lifestyle. Maybe it’s the creative climate of our region. For whatever reason, Seattle continues to be – possibly more than anywhere else in the nation –a place of voracious readers and talented authors.The schedule is up and there are tons of panels and bookish activities, even book-related theater (did you know about Seattle's own Book-It Repertory Theatre?). There are also workshops for writers, which I think is a fantastic idea as our area seems to breed creative souls. I love that the King County Library System (2011 Library of the Year!) is one of the sponsors and is having presentations at the Kirkland Library, reminding attendees of the great resources that are always available in our community.
The 2011 Northwest BookFest, to be held October 1 and 2, promises to feed the appetite of both in grand style. This year’s theme – what else? – It’s Raining Books!
With generous support from the City of Kirkland, King County Library’s Kirkland branch, Kirkland Performance Center, Teen Center, and Peter Kirk Community Center, this family event will draw thousands to Peter Kirk Park and the aforementioned buildings.
I hope that this is a permanent revival of the Northwest Bookfest and I hope to see some of you there! I have no idea what portions we will be attending but I know that we will be there.
Gathering for the love of reading,