'Snow Falling on Cedars' author David Guterson to speak at Western Feb. 21

John Thompson
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:54am
Office of Communications and Marketing


David Guterson, author of “Snow Falling on Cedars,” will speak at Western Washington University from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Miller Hall 138 on Western’s campus.

This program is free and open to the public.

Guterson will lead a discussion titled “On the Art and Craft of Writing,” about the writing process and craft. College and high school English classes and students are especially encouraged to attend this event.

Guterson’s book is the Whatcom Reads! 2013 choice, and is a bestseller set on a fictional island in Puget Sound in the 1950s. It tells the story of a Japanese-American man who is charged with the murder of a white fisherman. “Snow Falling on Cedars touches on issues of race, war, honesty and betrayal.

Whatcom READS! is a community-wide reading and discussion program intended to encourage all Whatcom County residents to read the same book and create a county-wide book club experience.