For Immediate Release
Contact: Brenda Fritsvold
August 30, 2017
2017 Puyallup Festival of Books: Books, Brews & Bites
PUYALLUP, WA– The City of Puyallup announces its 2017 Festival of Books event, “Books, Brews & Bites.”
The festival will kick off on October 6th with a reception for Naveed Jamali, author of How to Catch a Russian Spy, an autobiographical account of Jamali’s work as a double agent for the FBI against Russian military intelligence. Jamali currently serves as a reserve officer with the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Intelligence. The reception will offer complimentary appetizers with beer and wine available for purchase.
The festival’s Jim Taylor Memorial Lecture on October 7th will feature Nathalia Holt, a science writer and the New York Times best-selling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. Holt will appear in conjunction with South Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi, who was selected from more than 36,000 applicants to become the first Korean to travel into space. Yi moved to the United States in 2014 and now lives in Puyallup.
Holt and Yi’s presentations will be followed by a joint question-and-answer session moderated by Will James of NPR station KNKX.
The festival will culminate with keynote speaker Rick Steves, host of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe and best-selling author of over 50 European travel books. Steves will speak on "Perspectives on Adventure, Culture and a Changing World."
All author appearances will be followed by book signings, with books available for purchase. See http://www.cityofpuyallup.org/1395/Festival-of-Books-2017 for more information, including a detailed schedule of events.