Whatcom READS is organized by all public and academic libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County and Village Books.
“Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist,” by Sunil Yapa, the 2018 Whatcom Reads! book selection, is set amid the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, and asks questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must each go for family, for justice and for love.
The novel is available in book, eBook and audiobook at all public libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County, and from Village Books.
Following the themes in the novel, Whatcom READS 2018 events include performances by local musicians featuring songs of protest, social justice, compassion and hope.
- Feb. 1, 6 p.m. Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music with Hank & Claire Lynden Library
- Feb. 2, 6:00 p.m. Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music with Hank & Claire, Ferndale Library
- Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Songs of Protest & Social Justice with Jimmy Brite, Everson Library
- Feb. 18, 4 p.m., Songs of Action & Compassion with Tracy Spring, Firehouse Performing Arts Center, Bellingham
- Feb. 24, 3 p.m. Songs of Protest & Social Justice with Jimmy Brite,North Fork Library
- March 2, 6:30 p.m. Songs of Action & Compassion with Tracy Spring, Allied Arts Gallery
Sunil Yapa’s visit to our area March 8-10 includes five free events in Bellingham and Whatcom County, including his keynote presentation, An Evening with Sunil Yapa, at 7 p.m. March 9 at Mount Baker Theatre.
All Whatcom READS events are free; No tickets are required and all seating is first-come, first-served.
More details at www.whatcomreads.org.