Lisa See is keynote speaker; Evergreen Fair not virtual | A&E Briefs


Last updated 5/20/2021 at 9:48am

Lisa See

Best-selling author keynote speaker for Write on the Sound

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See is the keynote speaker for Edmonds' annual

Write on the Sound Writers Conference.

Registration for the conference, scheduled to be online on Zoom Oct. 1-3, opens Aug. 9.

See is the author of "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,""Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Shanghai Girls," and "Dreams of Joy," which debuted at No. 1.

She is also the author of "On Gold Mountain," which tells the story of her Chinese American family's settlement in Los Angeles.

Her latest is "The Island of Sea Women."

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Evergreen State is not virtual for 2021

Snohomish County will open the 11-day Evergreen State Fair at the Evergreen State Fair Park in Monroe August 26-31 and Sept. 2-6.

In person. Not virtual.

This year's theme is "Back in the Saddle Again – Open for Fun in 2021." Fair officials say there will be increased sanitation, capacity limits and adherence to health guidelines like social distancing and mask usage.

There will also be changes such as advance purchase admission and parking e-ticketing, electronic building capacity message boards and other innovations.

"Everyone looks forward to the Evergreen State Fair, and after the cancellation in 2020, we couldn't be happier to see this important community event come back," said Snohomish County Council Chair Stephanie Wright of Edmonds.

"With the proper health and safety guidelines, it will be a fun, festive, and safe fair."



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