Whatcom READS presents our 10th title this year, and it's a timely, provocative debut novel sure to spark interest and discussion!
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
by Sunil Yapa is the Whatcom READS selection for 2018. It's a fast-paced, raw, and absorbing story set amid the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
Yapa's novel is available in book, eBook and audiobook formats at all public libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County, and from Village Books.
Whatcom READS partners are hosting events and activities county-wide now through March.
Following the themes in the novel, upcoming events include book discussions and performances by local musicians Tracy Spring, Jimmy Brite and Hank & Claire, featuring songs of protest, social justice, compassion, and hope.
Other events include readings by local authors who submitted entries for Whatcom WRITES, and a chance for people who were at the 1999 WTO protest to share their stories. The Whatcom READS Art Challenge invites local artists to display art pieces inspired by Yapa's book.
Details about these and more can be found at www.whatcomreads.org. All events and activities are free-of-charge. No tickets are required and seating is first-come, first-served.
The series culminates with author Sunil Yapa visiting our area March 8-10, presenting at five free-of-charge events in Bellingham and Whatcom County, including a keynote presentation March 9 on the Main Stage at the Mount Baker Theatre.