WW2: Memories of Valor

Third Annual Festival of Books

October 23rd and 24th, 2015

Chris Demarest, Artist in Residence

Chris Demarest, Artist in Residence

Chris Demarest (author/illustrator) will be our artist in residence for 3 months (Sept.-November) as part of his World War 2 portrait journey. You can watch him work, and commission him to do portraits. He says: “It’s a traveling WW II portrait tour where, at each location, I set up my easel and paint people, manyView Event

Swing Dance Social

Swing Dance Social

Swing dance and socialize, it’s swing dance time at the Pavilion. Don’t know how? Come at 6:30 for a quick lesson. Already know? Join in at 7. We will also be recognizing veterans from all branches of the service. Tickets will be available in September.

Music of the Era: WW2

Music of the Era: WW2

Karen Haas (singer/storyteller/ historical character presenter) and Debi Rinehart invite you to join them for music from the WW2 era. They will also recognize veterans as they share the theme song from each branch of the military.

Book Festival

We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Puyallup Festival of Books, October 23rd – 24th. This year’s theme is WW2-Memories of Valor. Festivities will start in September with artist-in-residence Chris Demarest, who will doing a 3-month residency at the Puyallup Public Library as part of his World War II Portrait Journey. The public isView Event

Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson

Meet Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson (Dash, The Fences Between Us, Hattie Big Sky) as she speaks about her books and her inspiration. Tickets will be available in September. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and the author will be available for book signing after she speaks. Dash is the moving storyView Author

Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr

We welcome award-winning author Anthony Doerr on Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. His latest book, All the Light We Cannot See, won the 2015 Pulitzer prize for fiction. As part of the 2015 Puyallup Festival of Books, He will be delivering the 3rd Annual Jim Taylor Memorial Lecture. The event will take place atView Author

The Puyallup Festival of Books brings world class Authors together for a weekend of fun, learning, exploring and education.