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Kit is an experienced speaker to groups of teachers, students, bookclubs, writing groups, and at bookstore events. Contact her at [email protected] for scheduling.

Hedgebrook Winter Salon


Saturday, December 7. 2014

Hedgebrook Farm, Whidbey Island, Washington

To Tell the Truth: Inserting Nonfiction into Fiction and Vice Versa

In literature, what differentiates fiction from nonfiction? Why do we care? The barrier between fiction and nonfiction has been breached with increasing frequency ever since Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. We’ll consider opportunities and challenges to mixing fiction and nonfiction in writing projects, and note how differing techniques relate to the author’s purpose and skills, the topic at hand and the raw material available. Plenty of time for discussion, questions and a chance to try out some new ideas in your own writing.


Monday, October 10, 2011   7:00 pm

Parkplace Books
348 Parkplace Center Kirkland, WA 98033

Great Group Reads Panel Discussion
In celebration of National Reading Group Month, Parkplace Books is hosting this year’s Great Group Reads Panel discussion sponsored by the WNBA (Women’s National Book Association). Join guest moderator, Robert Dugoni and six top PacNW authors as they take a look at What constitutes agood read and Why does the PacNW have so many readers and bookclubs…and answer all sorts of questions. Guest panelists are Indu Sundaresan, Kit Bakke, Robin Hobb, Kevin Desinger, Erica Bauermeister and Jonathan Evison. This has been a great evening of discussion in the past and we are sure that this year will prove the same.
Join in for an evening of great book talk!
Reservations are requested. Please call 425-828-6546

Tuesday October 18, 2011   7:00 pm

University Village Barnes & Noble
University Village SC, 2675 NE University Village Street, Seattle, WA 98105


Educator Event, Special Event
Be sure to join local authors Jennie Shortridge and Kit Bakke for a lively discussion on their newest books! There will be a great interview and signing as we celebrate our educators during this special week — and a refreshment reception before this event.

Fri., October 14, 2011   7:00 pm

Auntie’s Bookstore

402 West Main Avenue, Spokane WA 99201

Two children’s authors visit from Seattle to present their books: Clare Hodgson Meeker with Soccer Dreams: Playing the Seattle Sounders Way, and Kit Bakke with her middle reader novel, Dot to Dot.

Friday and Saturday,  October 14-15, 2011

“Reading is Traveling” presentation & signing

Washington Library Media Association
Spokane Convention Center
334 West Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane WA 99201