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Book Release Event for Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis: Women Writers Respond to the Call

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


On Thursday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m., Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park will host an author event celebrating the release of a new anthology, Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis: Women Writers Respond to the Call.

The event is free to the public, and all author/publisher proceeds from book sales will go to support the work of chef José Andrés, his nonprofit World Central Kitchen, and their Ukrainian relief efforts.

Eight local authors (Snohomish, King, Island, Skagit Counties) are contributors to this new anthology, published on 6/28/22, by She Writes Press. The book is a compilation of essays, poetry, and art by women writers in response to the cataclysmic events of the last few years. Writing about the pandemic, Ukraine invasion, societal unrest, and more, the book addresses the broad range of human response to crisis in all its forms, and explores how we can find beauty, hope, and deeper interpretation of world events—even when the world seems like it’s been turned inside-out and upside-down.

The local authors will read selections from the anthology and discuss the book and the role of writers and artists in responding to crisis. The contributors from the greater Seattle area are:

Donna Cameron
Anne Liu Kellor
Sophia Kouidou-Giles
Marianne Lile
Brenda Peterson
Kate Raphael
Ashley Sweeney
Barbara Wolf Terao

World Central Kitchen is an organization conceived by chef José Andrés as a way to feed people affected by natural disasters and war. It supports food banks and restaurants that provide free food throughout the world and is currently working to support and feed displaced Ukrainian families in Ukraine and across Europe.

For more information, contact Donna Cameron, Brier resident, 425.778.1053,


August 11
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park Town Center
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 United States
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