Tacoma and Fox Island are the next stops for the series of Book Signing Events surrounding the release of Dorothy Wilhelm’s new book, True Tales of Puget Sound, now going into its third printing after only a little more than one month from publication.
The Tacoma News Tribune will be the site of a program on Friday, March 1. Tacoma was the base for the World’s Championship Octopus Wrestling Matches on TV in the late fifties and early sixties. True Tales of Puget Sound contains an interview with the last of the octopus wrestlers, Gary Keffler. But, closer to home, the Suburban Times covered the story featuring Ron and Dad. The signing is scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm.
Dorothy will tell short stories from the book at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Music will be added at 1:00 with the music of John (piano man) Reed. We may even try our hand at the songs popular with the pioneers who came to the Puget Sounds – like Acres of Clams.
A popular feature of these signings has come to be members of the audience sharing their own stories of relatives who were pioneers, so if you have stories or mementoes of your family’s fast, bring them to share.
The Tacoma News Tribune is, of course, the “flagship” publication for Dorothy’s newspaper column. It is at 1950 S. State St., Tacoma, WA 98405
On March 3 from 1-4 pm, Dorothy will be signing and telling stories at the Fox Island Historical Museum where there are more than 3000 artifacts on display in Dioramas, Showcases, and free standing exhibits. Among them is a display describing the life of former Governor Dr. Dixy Lee Ray, a Mosquito Fleet display, Indian artifacts, rotating exhibits, a reference room, Book Nook, and Museum Store.
Books will be available for sale at both venues.
Information: Dorothy@itsnevertoolate.com or 253-582-4565