Author Salon Series
Author Salons are unique experiences for you to share food, wine, and conversation with a renowned Northwest author. Set in an intimate venue, you have an opportunity to meet the author, learn about his or her background and writing inspirations, and ask questions. Drinks and dinner, author presentation, and a personalized copy of the author’s latest title is included in the ticket price.
the 2019 series has concluded - stay tuned for more detail about the 2020 series in late 2019.
Contact Cindy Sharek at 425-369-3225 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Recap of the 2019 Series
Review of the 2018 Series
Jamie Ford at El Gaucho
In conversation with Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times, Jamie Ford discussed his recent work, upcoming movie adaptions of his novels, and how it feels to have Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet as required High School reading.
Rachel Yang, catered by Joule
The James Beard award-winning chef and owner of Relay Restaurant Group shared about her first book My Rice Bowl. Dinner was provided by one of Rachel's restaurants, Joule, and the event was graciously hosted at the Slivka home.
Art Thiel at Safeco Field
It was all baseball and sunshine with Art Thiel! Guests enjoyed a suite at Safeco Field to watch the Mariners take on the Los Angeles Angels, and to talk with Art about anything and everything sports related.
Ijeoma Oluo at The Rainier Club
Ijeoma Oluo, author one of the most talked about books of 2018 So You Want to Talk About Race, was joined in conversation by Lindy West. These well-respected women discussed race, politics, gender, and their typical Thanksgiving dinner - the two are sisters in law!
Martha Brockenbrough at Bis on Main
In conversation with bestselling author Garth Stein, Martha discussed their shared love of coffee, her latest nonfiction work Hamiltion, her upcoming book on Trump, and how her daughter inspired her to pursue writing.
Eli Sanders at Swiftwater Cellars
Along with dinner and wine generously provided by Swiftwater Cellars, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eli Sanders discussed his book While the City Slept, mental health, and the criminal justice system. Eli is associate editor of The Stranger.
Timothy Egan at Kurt Dammeier's Home
Hosted at the beautiful Mercer Island home of Kurt Dammeier, author and owner of Beecher's Cheese, Timothy and Kurt wowed the crowd with delicious food and conversation. Topics included their Irish heritage, Timothy's latest book, and their mutual love of all things Seattle.
JA Jance in her Bellevue Home
Hosted in her picture-perfect home in Bellevue and in conversation with Margaret Larson of New Day NW, JA Jance discussed her writing inspirations, her latest novel Duel to the Death, and how she became a writer. Judy also gave a tour of her beautiful gardens.
Kate Lebo & Samuel Ligon at 10 Degrees
Fans of pie, whiskey, and great authors joined together for a festive evening in Capitol Hill with authors of Pie & Whiskey Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon, moderated by bestselling author Jonathan Evison. The evening also included a tour of nearby Oola Distillery, a lively reading from the collection of short stories, and everyone's favorite pie memories.