Books, Brews and Bites: Festival of Books October 2017


Nathalia Holt is a science writer and the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, and Time. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Boston, MA.


The first Korean to fly into space, Soyeon Yi made South Korea only the third country to have a woman as its first space traveler. During her mission, Yi carried out 18 science experiments for KARI and conducted interviews and discussions with media. Yi moved to the United States in 2014 to further her studies. She lives in Puyallup.

Naveed Jamali is the author of How to Catch a Russian Spy, an autobiographical account of working as a double agent for the FBI against Russian military intelligence. After getting to play the role of a real-life James Bond, Naveed accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy where he continues to serve as a reserve intelligence officer with the Office of Naval Intelligence.


As host of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and best-selling author of over 50 European travel books, keynote speaker Rick Steves helps American travelers explore and enjoy Europe for a fraction of what they might otherwise pay. Steves will speak on "Perspectives on Adventure, Culture and a Changing World."

All Events are FREE.** However, space is limited so plan to arrive early.
​**Beer and wine will be for sale at the opening reception. Appetizers are complimentary.