Whatcom READS! 2013
Snow Falling on Cedars...
Haunting and atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is part love story, part courtroom drama, and part historical fiction.
Set on an island in Puget Sound in the 1950s, it involves the death of a white fisherman. A Japanese-American man is charged with murder. Snow Falling on Cedars touches on issues of race, war, honesty, and betrayal.
Join Award-Winning Author David Guterson
at the following events
Discussion the book with the author
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room, 210 Central Avenue
The ultimate book discussion -- with the author! This is your chance to explore the themes in Snow Falling on Cedars and find out what the author intended. Learn which characters may have been based on real-life historical figures...and where is San Piedro Island, anyway? The discussion will be moderated by Suzanne Carlson-Prandini, who leads Bellingham Public Library's monthly book group. Bring a friend!
An Evening with Author David Guterson
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Syre Center, Whatcom Community College
Attend David Guterson's keynote address at the location most convenient to you. Copies of Guterson's books will be available for purchase. Book signing to follow.
"The Art and Craft of Writing”
Thursday February 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Western Washington University, Miller Hall 138
Before writing professionally, David Guterson worked as a teacher for 12 years. Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1995. Aspiring writers will want to attend this session to hear about Guterson's writing process and learn practical tips to take their writing to the next level.