Florence Sage

Florence Sage

ASTORIA — KALA will host author Florence Sage at 8 p.m. Friday at 1017 Marine Drive. Tickets are limited to nine small groups of two to three people each. Tickets cost $15 and are available at brownpapertickets.com

The event also is part of KALA’s new monthly original series, “First Person: authors talk,” which will feature an hour of lively discussion with local authors and writers. Heather Hirschi will be the series’ host.

Sage is an Astoria poet who has been instrumental in the area’s literary scene since the 1990s. Her most recent book is “The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished: A Polish-Canadian Story.” The book features 62 poems inspired by her family. Signed copies are available at RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial St., and Time Enough Books in Ilwaco, Washington.

Audience members will be able to ask performers questions and can expect some surprises during the events. Events will features writers’ perspectives on everything related to writing.

KALA is overseen by HIPFiSHmonthly, whose publisher is Dinah Urell.

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