Thursday, August 22, 2013
These three talented newcomers to the Pacific NW book scene will discuss and sign copies of their individual books that are all set in our region. Widow Walk by Gerard LaSalle and Wilderness by Lance Weller provide two historically based adventure fictions that highlight fascinating bits of Washington lore while North of Hope by Shannon Polson is a poignant memoir of healing that was written following the tragic death of her parents by a grizzly bear in Alaska.
Join us for a memorable evening talking about literature, life and the Pacific Northwest.
Gerard Lasalle has a MFA in film/video from CalArts, an emergency medicine residency at UCLA and is an award-winning documentary and animation filmmaker who works from his studio on Maury Island in Puget Sound.
Shannon Polson has a BA from Duke University, MBA from Tuck School-Dartmouth and MFA from Seattle Pacific University. She served 8 years as an attack helicopter pilot in the army and sings with the critically acclaimed Seattle Pro Musica. In 2009, she was awarded the Trailblazer Woman of Valor award from Senator Maria Cantwell.
Lance Weller has published short fiction in several literary journals, won the Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Gig Harbor with his wife and several dogs.