Byrd\u2019s Books to host \u2018Write America\u2019 online series episode The Byrd\u2019s Books bookstore is hosting a free, special episode of the online series, \u201cWrite America,\u201d with lyricist Alan Bergman from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The event will include a conversation with the author behind, \u201cWrite America,\u201d Roger Rosenblatt. In early 2021, Roger Rosenblatt created Write America, a weekly national reading series now calling Bethel\u2019s Byrd\u2019s Books its home, to foster the healing of political and racial divisions in the country. The series features authors. Bergman is a co-songwriter with his wife Marilyn.The Bergmans have been married since 1958. Alan Bergman has also been a contributor to the Great American Songbook for more than five decades. Rosenblatt is a memoirist, essayist, and a novelist. He was recently honored by the Fulbright Association on its 75th anniversary. Rosenblatt joined Byrd\u2019s Books for an author\u2019s talk about his book, \u201cCold Moon,\u201d in October 2020.This led to \u201cWrite America\u201d choosing Byrd\u2019s Books as its new home. \u201cWrite America,\u201d is generally presented over the Crowdcast Channel platform company software program. Visit crowdcast.io\/e\/a-conversation-with-11 to reserve a spot to the event. Byrd\u2019s Books is located at 178 Greenwood Ave., in Bethel. Washington Institute to host annual Holiday Market The Institute for American Indian Studies is hosting its annual Holiday Market featuring Native American-inspired artwork in the state. The market will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12. The market began last weekend on Small Business Saturday. The market is free and open to the public. It\u2019s intended for people who are looking for something really unusual. Items include: Native American jewelry and artwork at a variety of price points. Shoppers may speak to the creators themselves. Visitors can also tour the institute. Members of the institute may attend for free. Otherwise, tours are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens. A chance to talk with the people, who have created the many works of art is an added bonus. The Holiday Market also pays tribute to from indigenous people across the U.S. The market also provides and provides an opportunity for people to see Native American-inspired work exhibited, and sold. The Institute gift shop will also be open for the visitors. The gift shop has a distinctive collection of Native American jewelry, art, paintings, hard to find books, pottery, smudges, games, and more. Visitors can also tour the institute. Members of the institute may attend for free. Otherwise, tours are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens. The institute is located at 38 Curtis Road in Washington.