By Joe Veyera
The Ballard Library will host a pair of local authors in events at the end of the month, giving local book lovers the chance to hear how a pair of published works came to be.
On July 26, Daniel James Brown will read from his book, “The Boys in the Boat,” on the 1936 University of Washington crew team and their push for a gold medal, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. A 2014 Indies Choice Book Award winner for Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year, the book drawing on the team members’ diaries, journals, photos and memories to paint a picture of the time period, and their accomplishments.
On July 30 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., writer, illustrator, and Ballard resident James A. Cole discusses his new book, “Drawing on Our History: Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.” A Benjamin Franklin Award winner and silver medalist at the 2014 Independent Publisher annual awards, the book tells the stories of local fisherman and the vessels they used, accompanied by 18 watercolor works, and 120 pen and ink drawings and designs.
Both events are free, and will be held in the Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Held in conjunction with Secret Garden Books, copies of each book will be available for purchase and signing at each event.
For more information on the events, and to see a list of all upcoming events at the Ballard Library, click here.