‘Digital Age’ NW Bookfest this weekend in Kirkland
Northwest Bookfest, a festival devoted to books, authors and the writing life in the digital age, takes place this weekend in Kirkland.
Seattle Times book editor
Northwest Bookfest, a festival devoted to books, authors, writing and publishing, takes place this weekend in Kirkland. The theme of this year’s Saturday-Sunday festival on the campus of Northwest University is “Navigating the Digital Age,” with panels and discussions on e-books, social media, distribution, self-publishing and digital publishing.
This year, the festival’s third year in Kirkland, a two-day, $99 pass buys access to all panels and events. The festival runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at the university, at 5520 108th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. A limited number of tickets are available.
Some free events will be open to the public, including panels on children’s and young-adult literature, science fiction and mysteries. Authors appearing at free events will include Elizabeth George, author of the Inspector Lynley mysteries, and National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.
Several local authors will appear at Saturday evening’s free “Wine and Words” events. At 7 p.m. at Milagro Cantina, 148 Lake St. S., Kirkland, panelists from the Seattle7 writers group, including Caletti, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, Jennie Shortridge and Kevin O’Brien will discuss “The Writing Life.” At Parkplace Books in Kirkland, the “Killer Poet Jazz Band” will perform, also at 7 p.m.
For tickets and information, go to nwbookfest.com.