Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
• Jane Smiley, author, Private Life
• Joshilyn Jackson, author, Backseat Saints
• Josie Brown, author, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
• Eileen Goudge, author, Once in a Blue Moon
• Tatjana Soli, author, The Lotus Eaters
What they have to say is just as insightful as what they have to write about
love, lust, longing, and redemption.
Buy-tickets-now Ticket Price: $50
Price includes a copy of Josie Brown’s latest novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
The most recent titles of all participating authors will be sold at the event, along with some of the authors’ popular backlisted titles.
You may also purchase books online when you buy your tickets.
These will be mailed to you prior to the event, or you can pick them up at the Will-Call booth on the day of the event.
This event is a fundraiser for Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.
The Foundation raises, manages, and allocates funds to support library programs which benefit all the communities that make up Kitsap County. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Kitsap Regional Library and was established as a non-profit organization in 1991. Tax limitations, growth in library use, and rising costs have made it harder for the Library to provide quality service to its communities.
The Foundation’s challenge is to seek funding to enhance library services and programs beyond the scope of tax-based funding for a nine-branch system, with libraries on Bainbridge Island, downtown Bremerton, Kingston, Little Boston, Manchester, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, and Sylvan Way.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation is qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. The Foundation looks forward to future projects and to its continued support of the Library in its efforts to provide the best possible service to the citizens of Kitsap County.
Purchasing tickets to this event is an enjoyable way in which you can make a difference.
The presence of a dog within the family can be beneficial in more ways than one for children. Working with such loyal, intelligent and endearing animals helps them to build their personalities and acquire real-life principles respect, friendship, sharing, among others.
Most children express their own desire to have a dog at home. Tender, playful and protective, they are first class companions for them. It should be remembered however that adopting a dog must be a well thought out act, especially when one has children. You must take into account the fact that having a dog can be worth some problems at the beginning of his education.
Teach your child to respect the dog as much as the education of the dog. The children must also prevail when one considers making them coexist. It is essential to explain to your child that the dog is a living being in its own right and should be treated as such.
In other words, respect it. Generally, a child is able to understand this concept only from 7 or 8 years old.
Make him understand that the animal is not a toy, that he has feelings and needs. The dog can be happy, sad, jealous, confident, suspicious, terrified. He needs to love, to feel loved, landmarks, to feed, to rest, to sleep, to rest.
He is often inclined to play, but may not feel like it at times, because he is tired or sick.
All this must be developed with the child. Also, prepare him for the idea that he will one day have to take care of it and take care of it when he is old enough to do it. Brushing the dog, walking him and giving him his meals helps to empower the child and make him feel valued.
Children’s organisms are vulnerable to bacteria and microbes. The presence of a dog may cause some problems in hygiene, you must pay special attention to this aspect. The dog must, of course, be educated to cleanliness from an early age.
It will take several months to fully integrate, which means that some accidents will occur in the meantime. Hence the importance of deworming the animal and explain to the children that do not touch his droppings.
Also, teach your little ones not to put their hand in their mouth after playing with the dog or with the objects that it has touched. Try to keep the house constantly clean and remove the dog’s hair as much as possible, as these are potentially dangerous to the health of the youngest.
Despite an excellent education and a very good character, it can happen that a dog has an unexpected reaction in certain situations. The toddler (between 2 and 6 years old) can, for example, pull on his tail or walk him on the paw, causing the animal a brief bout of anger, but can have unfortunate consequences.
Stay alert and remind your child to be careful not to rush the dog. Also avoid leaving them alone, especially if your child is young.
Some breeds are known for their kindness to children. The breed alone does not determine the dog’s behavior towards children, we must also stop thinking that small dogs are less dangerous than big dogs. On the contrary, smaller breeds are more likely to resort to violence.
Nevertheless, some varieties have character traits that make them more likely to rub shoulders with them. Another idea to banish.
Cavalier King Charles
Coton de Tulear
These little balls of vitality and intelligence are great companions for children.
Collie and Brittany Spaniel
All of which is very kind.
Bernese Mountain Dog
They combine patience and this ability to bring a sense of security to their little protégés.
Although writing a books may sound simple, many people don’t get to reach the end. And as each phase is equally challenging by itself, today I will try first to answer you from writing a book.
Are you looking to write your first book? confused about where to start and how to start? Here are a few tips that could help ease your journey to successfully completing your first ever book.
Why do you want to write a book? What do you want to write about? That is the first question you should ask yourself when looking at how to write your first book. Writing a book is quite a challenging task you need to know what your book is about and what emotion you desire to arouse in your readers. Having a quiet and calm place to focus and think is another factor to consider when writing a book.
Anyone who can Focus,Think and has the passion of bringing their thoughts to life can successfully write a book. Writing is all about passion. All it takes is practice,practice practice until you become comfortable as a writer. The most important thing is to START! It takes time but the result is very satisfying.
The main step to take is to start writing regardless of your level or writing experience. Start with your idea and keep the consistency flowing. Don’t forget to be realistic with your goals and expectations. Writing though fun and rewarding would take time to blown into a full blown career.
Make your book as specific as possible that is, know what you are writing about especially if you are writing about a subject or project that needs detained information.
Make your project a priority. dedicate time and resources necessary to complete your task.
All in all, I would advice any new writer to be patient and NEVER allow difficulties encountered in the beginning of their writing career to overshadow them. With time everything falls into place.
For us, animal lovers, the joy of being able to take a pet on an airplane with is a blessing, but without proper planning, it can be disastrous.
Many people often wonder what is necessary to take their pet on an airplane. It can be a very time consuming and difficult task without proper preparation. The number one thing a pet owner should remember is that every airline has its own set of rules. Be sure to contact the specific airline for the specific rules that pertain to its operations. That is priority number one. Also, be sure to give yourself plenty of time before the flight to get the necessary information. The airlines have given a lot of thought to safe travel, both for you and for your pet.
Now, let’s examine some of the basic things that we pet owners should think about now that we know the airline we are traveling on and its specific rules. We should make sure that our pet is not sick, in distress, or violent. Some pets can be sedated for travel, but it is not recommended, especially for very young pets. If you feel that could be a problem, your veterinarian is the best source of information on that subject. Also, make sure your pet has the appropriate and necessary health documentation from your vet.
Small pets can travel in the cabin with you provided they are in a pet carrier that fits under your front seat. There are many great pet carriers on the market that will provide comfort for your small pet. Large pets must travel in the cargo compartment. You should not worry though. Experience from my first profession gives me the knowledge that the cargo compartment is safe and kept at a comfortable temperature for your pet. The air carriers will not allow any pets back there if that system is not functioning properly. Your dog crate or other pet crates should be clearly marked with “Live Animal” and “This Side Up” tags. You should also have your name, address, telephone number, and telephone number at your destination clearly marked on the crate. When looking for a crate for your pet, an industrial dog crate that is approved for air travel will be necessary.
A few general things to consider are: putting your pet’s favorite blanket and toys in the crate, booking a nonstop flight, and not feeding your pet just prior to departure. You don’t want your pet to get airsick, lost, or stuck out on the hot tarmac for a long time. Give your pet frozen water or ice cubes in his or her dog crate or pet carrier. It will melt slowly, keep your pet hydrated, and not spill so easily. Above all, enjoy the company your pet can give you during your travels. Hope to see you in the air.
Fishing and fish keeping is a very relaxing hobby. Nature loving people tend to adopt such activities to ease their love for nature, colors, and animals. People tend to keep them in small to large aquariums. If you are thinking to keep them as a pet, consider following points as they make an excellent addition to any event.
Here I will show you some tips to keep fish. First of all, select a proper place to keep them. Keep them away from noisy places. Keep them in the leveled place. Place them at such location where the temperature is moderate. Always move them carefully.
Be very careful in selecting species. Obviously, you will go for attractive shapes and colors but be cautioned while selecting these. Always consider their traits and always ask the question if this type of species will survive with other types or not. While selecting species also double check the environment and choices of the guests of your event.
There are seven categories of fish to keep in the aquarium. In these seven categories, one can have around 3000 choices to select from. Some of the fish may have numerous qualities matching with other species. When you are keeping more than one species together you must be careful about their requirements and their ability to live in a community… Before keeping them make detailed comparisons and research about the requirements of each species.
Let`s first discuss catfish as one of the most popular fish among aquarium species. There are 2000 species of catfish each having different dominating traits. All of them have no scales. Some of these
species are very tough to keep while others are easy to keep. Using an automatic fish feeder will make it easier to care for them. This fish food dispenser from Eheim will work well.
Cichlids are species which are widely found in America, Asia, and Africa. Their ability to survive in many climates, color and ability to adapt to new habitats makes them a favorite. Whereas, like every parent, they became very aggressive while protecting their young. This nature makes them difficult to keep with other species.
Rainbow fish is another popular fish species. This type of species is small, peaceful, and colorful. Keeping them will be helpful while keeping them with different types of species .keeping them will be the good addition to your event. Another type of fish is a killifish, which is small in size. They love to live near the surface.
No matter what fish you choose, your guests at the event will be sure to notice and love it.
With the organization of events, you exit the virtual to enter the real. This is a great way to build your community via your social networks and to shake hands and exchange experiences with people.
There are 6 key steps in the sequence of events. The number of the steps does not matter, but their timing is essential. Relax, your event will be fine, just follow the guide.
Before getting into the thick of it, keep in mind that the integration of social networks to your event (before, during and after), make your life easier at every stage. For this, be sure to create your social presences and start your social media strategy well in advance.
Step 1: The Strategic Purpose of Your Event
Start by defining the purpose of your event. Three fundamental questions must be asked: What? Who? Why?
What is the message you want to convey?
Who do you want at your event?
Why would you like to organize an event?
What goal do you want to achieve?
The answers to these questions will guide you throughout the organization of your event. The most important is “Who is coming to the event? “Because it will make you fit your event so that your customer feel good.
Step 2: Place and Date of Your Event
After defining your event strategy, you can usually define the place and date. The famous question: Where? When?
Where do you want your event? Think about the factors that will make your guests happy and the time they have available for your event. Keep these two elements to an acceptable level!
When would you organize it? In setting the date, be sure to check the school holidays and public holidays. Avoid periods too busy for your customers. How long in advance do you need to inform or invite. The agenda of some people fills hard and well in advance. If this is the case your guests need to anticipate your invitation and be pre-informed of the date by a “Save the Date”.
Step 3: Content
After setting the “5 W” (what, who, why, Where, When) you will specify the content of your party or event. Of course, sometimes, the content can be so important that it will define the place or date. Here are questions to ask in this phase:
What are the key messages to be communicated?
What is their significance? Should there be a special animation to move them? Video or music to highlight?
What will be the response? Who will be speaker? Duration?
Who speaks when? How to position the CEO in all this?
Then you define the style and ambience to choose:
Buffet dinner? Meals eaten sitting or standing? Formal or relaxed atmosphere?
Again, let us never forget that we have 2 things to watch for; key messages communicate differently depending on the audience. Too solemn of an atmosphere can make people uncomfortable or annoy some people. What are the expectations of the guests?
Step 4: The “Highlight”
What a magic word: highlight! It means everything. The highest point, yes, but also a lack of light … In short, it is the icing on the cake, the element that your guests will remember. He too is defined by your participants. Cater to your guests, not to yourselves. This is important because it will leave a trace, a memory, an emotion. Today, it no longer affects people with a silver display, but through emotion. What is sustainability in a field as ephemeral as that of events?
Step 5: Organizing Your Event
After defining the scope of the event, we will eventually complete the logistics of all these elements that give it body. Novices often start there, and yet it is only once we have the established structure of events that we will address it. We will think in particular of:
Music – Technology – Animation
Media (do you want that we speak your event beyond the circle of your guests?)
Catering – Decoration
Parking – Safety
Home – Buttons – Hostesses. Photographer (to keep visual memory …)
Social networks (not necessarily all the sauces, but the question must be asked each time and the decision knowingly)
Step 6: Communicating Your Event
You should establish communication before your event, during your event and after your event.
Before your event, it is important to invite people to attend your event, but also to motivate the people who are not in your mailing list. Newsletters and social networks will help you to extend your reach participants list. For this you can either create an event via your Facebook page or create a simple publication by advertising on Facebook. In the Facebook event is an additional place to animate.
You can invite your contacts on LinkedIn or in a newsletter, be careful that it is not treated as spam. Also remember not to use LinkedIn Pulse to publish the announcement of your events but rather in the news wire or private message.
During your event, you can integrate the live updates while having taken care to mention the hashtag to use on all your media. If you integrate social media to your event, it is imperative to have good wifi. Also remember to interact with your community during your event.
INTEGRATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA EVENTS
Before, during and after your event, you can include in your social media communication but also to facilitate the development of the network of your guests.
Let’s look at the track to talk about the communication after the event.
Step 7: Monitoring
Well, an event does not end at the end of the evening or when you close the door behind the last participant. After the event, consider monitoring.
Ask related LinkedIn people met with a LinkedIn profile to the top!
Talk again of the evening, for example on your social networks using the hashtag
Reactivate the memories with a Facebook album pictures
Make the most of your contacts with an optimal profile and LinkedIn, use that value to your business and your expertise. Find tracks that allow you to sell with LinkedIn.
An event will create a universe that facilitates trade, generating trust. Use the “potential sympathy,” the emotion that you created to open doors and get an appointment. The real business starts there, it does not happen during the event.
Sometimes bring a small gift is a good way to pass the filter of the secretary. It’s a snap to recall the positive emotion that your guests have felt during the evening.
The last tips for the success of your event:
Anticipate! Reflection and preparation take time.The more time you have available, the better your event will be focused and prepared. Better you target your event, then the return will be the one you expected. You will have better prepared and you will be more responsive to any last minute surprises. Ask the right questions at the right time To allow you to delegate the operation to free your time for your strategic thinking. For orchestrating the thousand and one details of the organization: Find providers, and third judge their quality and rates. Being reactive in case of last-minute wishes. Frame your evening and thus allow you to be available for your guests. These are our tips for a selected target and prepared event in a calm and thoughtful mind. This is what will make the success of your events! When will your next event be?