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Pie time: Baker Kate Lebo shares her secrets

Author and baker Kate Lebo comes to the Book Fare Café on the mezzanine level of Village Books, 1200 11th St., in support of her new book, “Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Lebo will discuss her techniques for creating delicious fruit-based pies, while also demonstrating how to make a pie at the café. A hot beverage will be served with a delicious pie sample.

Tickets for the event are $5, available at Village Books and through brownpapertickets.com.

Besides baking dreamy pies of all varieties, Lebo is an award-winning poet, and colorful diction creeps into her descriptions. She’s the author of “A Commonplace Book of Pie” and “The Pie Lady’s Manifesto,” a zine republished by The Rumpus in 2014. She founded Pie School, her roaming pastry academy, after graduating from the University of Washington’s MFA program.

Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, Willow Springs, and AGNI, among other journals, and she teaches creative writing workshops nationally. For more, visit KateLebo.com.

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