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Winthrop, Washington

The official website for author Shannon Huffman Polson.


Corporate and organizational speaking by arrangement. Please use contact form to schedule.

Still to come this year:

September 24-25, Featured Creative Non-Fiction Writer, Giving Voice, Festival of Writing and the Arts, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

November 11, Keynote speaker for Waking the World, a fundraiser for the Islandwood Institute, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 7:30 AM. RSVPs at

November 19, 7-9 PM North of Hope and Alaska's Arctic. Kirkwood Historical Train Station, Kirkwood, Missouri. RSVPs required to

November 20, Seattle University class visit, Seattle, WA

November 29, Trails End Books, Christmas at the End of the Road, Winthrop, WA

Speaking Endorsements

Past events:

March 3, 2013. Grand (re)opening of Queen Anne Books! Come say hello to Shannon and other authors and fans of this Seattle institution!

March 9, 2013. Join Shannon Huffman Polson as a featured author at the Seattle University Search for Meaning Book Festival

April 13, 2013. NORTH OF HOPE LAUNCH PARTY AND READING: Elliott Bay Books, Seattle. 5 PM.

April 14, 2013. Epiphany Parish, Great Hall, Seattle. 9:15 A.M. “North of Hope: A journey of composition, a journey of faith.”

April 18, 2013. North of Hope reading and party, Title Nine Sports, Seattle. 5:30 PM. Light apps, giveaways, and books!

April 21, 2013, “North of Hope: A journey of composition, a journey of faith.” Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, WA. 9:40 A.M. 

May 4, 2013, Village Books, Bellingham, WA. 4 P.M.

May 11, 2013. Auntie's Books, Spokane, WA. 7 P.M.

May 21, 2013. The Country Bookshelf. Bozeman, Montana. 7 PM. 

June 13, 2013. Goodreads Q&A with Shannon Huffman Polson. Join here and be a part of the discussion! 

June 15, 2013. PNWA Book signing at the Writer's Cottage in Issaquah. 1-3 PM. 

June 17, 2013. Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA. 7 P.M. 

June 18, 2013. Parkplace books , Kirkland, WA. 7 PM.

June 20, 2013. BlueHolloman Gallery, Anchorage. ALASKA LAUNCH of NORTH OF HOPE. 5:30 P.M.

June 26, 2013. The Sheldon Denali Education Center, Denali National Park. Time TBD. 

July 12, 2013. East West Bookstore, Seattle, WA.  7:30 P.M.

July 14, 2013. Seattle7 Writers Brunch to Support Literacy, Seattle. Details TBD. 

July 18, 2013. King's Books. Tacoma, WA. 7 PM. 

July 26, 2013. Booksigning at the PNWA Conference 8:30-10 PM. 

September 7-8. Mazama Festival of Books, Mazama, WA. 

September 19. Trail's End Books, Winthrop WA 5:30. (Cheesecake and wine, too!)

October 6, 2013. "Telling our stories: the power of narrative to transform experience." The Tuck School of Business, Hanover, NH, 4 PM.

October 31, 2013. North of Hope: Memoir, Memory and Mercy, part of SPU's Creative Conversations. Seattle Pacific University library, 12:10-12:50. 

November 8, 2013. North of Hope reading, discussion and signing at The Wenatchee River Institute,  Leavenworth, WA. Follow-on signing November 9 from 1-3 PM at A Book For all Seasons.

November 17, 2013. Seattle7 Writers Holiday Book Fair, Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, Seattle. 2 PM.

November 21, 2013. Presentation and facilitation of a conversation about peace, Heritage University. Toppenish, WA. 3:30-5 PM. 

November 21, 2013. Reading and signing with the Inklings Bookstore at Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima, WA. 7 PM. 

November 30, 2013. Black Saturday: Authors in bookstores, at Santoro's Books, 11 AM-2-PM, Seattle, WA.

December 13, 2013. Parkplace Books celebrates readers and authors, 7-9 PM, Kirkland, WA.

March 29, 2014 St. Michael's Episcopal, Issaquah, WA. 9 AM-2PM.

April 10-12, 2014 Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

April 30,2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORTH OF HOPE! Base Camp Brewing, Portland, Oregon, 7 PM.




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