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Parkplace Book event Dec. 10

Dec. 10, 7-10 p.m.: Holiday book event at Kirkland Parkplace Books

Our good friends at Parkplace Books invited me to join a few other authors at their holiday party; we'll be there to sign books (always a nice holiday gift!)

Here's the release:

Parkplace Books is hosting our
Eighth Annual Holiday Celebration!

Please join us for an evening of merriment and good cheer
as we celebrate the holiday season with friends, family
and lots of wonderful PacNW authors. Enjoy tasty goodies,
imbibe wine and wassail while visiting with friends ...
or have a book signed by one of our guest authors.

Donate any children’s book to Santa’s Sleigh or food item
in the Gift Box located at the front of the store.
Parkplace Books and KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions
in Housing) will distribute them to Eastside families in need.
Your gift can make a difference!

348 Parkplace Ctr. Kirkland ~ 425-828-6546 ~ Read More 
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Picasso tour at Seattle Art Museum

I got a wonderful invitation from the Seattle Art Museum to lead a tour of its incredible Picasso exhibit Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Here is the SAM release: My Favorite Things tour led by Dave Boling, whose debut novel Guernica became an international best-seller translated into 14 languages. Part of his novel follows Picasso's creation of the mural “Guernica.” Boling will focus on Picasso the man, and discuss the exploitation of his mistresses as muses.

The exhibit featuress 150 pieces from Picasso's personal collection. Of particular interest to me, of course, were the detail studies for "Guernica" and also the photo series taken by Dora Maar, which show "Guernica" at various stages of completion. Those pictures were very important for me (when I viewed similar at Reina Sofia in Madrid) in recreating fictional scenes of his work in his Paris studio that spring of 1937. Read More 
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