King’s Books, the used bookstore on St. Helens Avenue and also is the venue for many of Tacoma’s arts groups, celebrates 15 years on April 4 with an artsy, literary birthday bash featuring local writers, artists and hands-on activities.
The Day Carnival features local artists and performers both day and night. A Tacoma is for Lovers craft fair will be spread throughout the store, photographer Scott Haydon will take pictures in a photo booth, the Cartoonists’ League of Absurd Washingtonians (CLAW) will offer caricatures, nonprofit writing group Write@253 will have typewriters available for writing stories, Tacoma Book Artists will show how to make your own book, and the store’s own books will be at a 15 percent discount.
The performance schedule includes a sing-along at 12:30 p.m., story-time at 1:30 p.m., craft activities with paper artist Laurie Cinotto from 2-4 p.m., and “Listen and Draw” with author Chris Britt at 2:30 p.m. From 7-11 p.m., the party will feature authors including Mark Lindquist, poets Connie Walle and Kevin Miller, book clubs, trivia contests, and music from DJ Lil Bito and DJ Spud.
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