Queen Anne voice teacher, singer and actress Susan Carr has written her first novel, “The Ballad of Desiree,” and will debut it with a concert and a reading at the Queen Anne Library (400 W. Garfield St.) on Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

The concert will feature songs of the 1970s, featuring songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Gordon Lightfoot and Linda Ronstadt.

She will have a similar event on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the University Book Store (4326 University Way N.E.).

Before then, Carr’s band, Susan Carr’s Ensemble, will perform a Latin jazz concert on Saturday, June 28, at Queen Anne Christian Church (1316 Third Ave. W.), starting at 8 p.m.

For more information about Carr’s upcoming events, visit www.susanmcarr.com.