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North Central Washington Reads a Book!

Book lovers in North Central Washington, please join us in reading Jess Walter’s latest book, the New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Beautiful Ruins CoverRuins! Jess Walter will be Write On The River’s keynote speaker for the May 16-18 conference. The NCW Regional Read will be held January though May, 2014. Through May 15, several area bookstores including A Book for All Seasons, are offering 15% off if you mention NCW Regional Read.  The project will culminate with the WOTR Conference keynote address on May 16 at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Avenue.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets for Jess Walter’s KEYNOTE!

Read the book. Discuss the book. Hear the author.

We’re excited to have a book that the community can read and talk about! People across our five-county NCW region will be encouraged to read the book and participate in community activities supporting the Regional Read. Among the activities, are these:

  •  The North Central Regional Library will make Beautiful Ruins available at all of its branches as well as coordinate and encourage library and book club discussions of the book.
  • Local bookstores will offer 15% off the book through May 15.

A Book For All Seasons, Leavenworth

Riverwalk Books, Chelan

Trails End Bookstore, Winthrop

Hastings, Wenatchee

  • The North Central Regional Library will also be hosting and facilitating several community discussions of Beautiful Ruins.  Times & Locations are:

Wenatchee Library/Feb 20th 12:00 p.m.

Waterville Library/ April 2 10:00 a.m.

Leavenworth Library/ May 22 4:00 p.m.

Twisp Library / March 19 7:00 pm

Peshastin Library/ April 15 1:00 p.m.

East Wenatchee Library/ May 8 4:00 p.m.

  • The public is invited to meet the author and hear him speak on Friday evening, May 16. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception. Jess Walter will speak at 7:00 p.m. Copies of Beautiful Ruins will be on sale at the event, and Mr. Walter will autograph books. This event is the kick off for the Write On The River Conference. Admission is free to those registered for the conference. Cost for the general public to the Walter event is $15.  Click HERE to buy tickets for Mr. Walter’s Keynote Address!  Many thanks to Starr Ranch Growers for sponsorship of Mr. Walter’s talk.

Jess WalterJess Walter has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/USA Literary prize. Beautiful Ruins is a New York Times best seller and has been called “A literary miracle” by NPR’s Fresh Air. Mr. Walter will speak at the Conference kickoff event on May 16. We are excited to have him back as our Keynote Speaker. His talk at the 2009 Conference was amazing.  To learn more about Jess Walter, visit his website, www.jesswalter.com

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Jess Walter’s Keynote Address at the Write On The River Conference is being generously sponsored by Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers