Peeking In on Port Townsend

On St. Patrick’s Day I’m heading to Port Townsend, Wash., to talk Jupiter Pirates — as discussed in this post, this year Port Townsend’s public library chose The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra as its Community Read. I’ll be at the public library from 2 pm to 4 pm on March 18 and then at Blue Heron Middle School on March 19. I’ll talk about how the series came to be, how the story continues in Curse of the Iris, and maybe read some bits of Rise of Earth if folks are interested.

But I’m the least interesting part of a very cool program. Here’s a photo sent my way by Kit Ward-Crixell from the kickoff late last month — that’s Oliver and Gita from the University of Washington’s astronomy department and Nathan from Embassy Arms Historical Fighting. Kit tells me that Oliver brought an inflatable planetarium, while Nathan taught the kids practical sword-fighting with wooden swords. And the Friends of the Library gave away a huge pile of Jupiter Pirates books.

Jupiter Pirates kickoff

(Thanks to Kit for the pic and to photographer Cris Wilson.)

And here’s the poster and brochure about the events that make up the program — click to make ’em bigger.

Port Townsend Community Read 2015 Poster

Brochure Page 1

Brochure Page 2

Many thanks to Cindy Wacker for her great work on these! Can’t wait to get out to Washington and join the fun!