Community Read events set for next week

PORT TOWNSEND — Book discussions and a singalong are scheduled for the coming week during the monthlong 2019 Community Read.

The book all in the area are invited to explore is “Piano Tide” by Kathleen Dean Moore, the naturalist, philosopher, activist and author’s first novel.

It’s the story of a clash between a newcomer to a remote Alaskan town and a man who has made a killing there by selling off the cedar, the spruce, the halibut and the herring when he sets out to export water from the salmon stream.

For a copy, visit the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., or Imprint Books, 820 Water St.

For more information see and call 360-385-3181.

Each event of the month-long program is free and open to the public.

Here’s what’s coming up.


2 p.m. — A community book discussion is open at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St.


7 p.m. — One more community book discussion takes place at Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.


• 7 p.m. — “Earth Repair Song and Science,” an interactive program and sing-along with permaculturist Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski, plus a preview of the May 3 to May 5 Global Earth Repair Conference, take place in the Port Townsend Library’s Carnegie Reading Room.

March 16

Noon to 4 p.m. — Hikers of all ages are invited to walk the Story Trail at Kah Tai Lagoon, starting from the trailhead on Landis Street or on Kearney Street. Pages from a story will be posted along the way; participants can explore any time between noon and 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adults.

March 21

7:30 p.m. — The PT Shorts performers from Key City Public Theatre read excerpts aloud from “Piano Tide” at the Northwind Arts Center.

March 27

7 p.m. — “Piano Tide” author Kathleen Dean Moore and pianist Rachelle McCabe present “A Call to Life,” a musical and spoken word concert calling people to action on behalf of Earth at Trinity United Methodist Church.

March 28

6:30 p.m. — Moore appears in a meet-the-author event including a discussion and book signing at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness. Imprint Books of Port Townsend will have Moore’s books available for purchase.

March 29

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Moore hosts “The Work of a Writer in a World of Wounds,” a writers’ workshop for activists at the Pink House. Space is limited and participants are urged to register at 360-385-3181.

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