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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Orlean, Whitehead, Lowry booked for Get Lit!

Some big literary names have been booked into Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! Festival April 11-15: Susan Orlean, author of "The Orchid Thief" and the just-released "Rin Tin Tin: Life and Legend," the biography of the famous movie dog. The latter is poised to be...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011

Sarah Vowell coming to SCC

Sarah Vowell, the well-known author and radio voice, will speak at Spokane Community College's Presidential Speaker Series, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Vowell is the author of the bestselling books, "The Wordy Shipmates," "Assassination Vacation,' and "Unfamiliar Fishes." She was also a regular contributor to public...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

A new Josh Ritter hit -- a novel

Josh Ritter is a first-time novelist with a well-known name. Ritter is the singer-songwriter, originally from Moscow, Idaho, who has a great national following for his well-crafted, literate songs. So now Ritter the wordsmith has turned his hand to a new craft with his debut...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

The real Bloomsday: Literary Pub Crawl

Thursday is the real Bloomsday (of the James Joyce variety), which means it's also the day of Spokane's annual Limerick Literary Pub Crawl and Traditional Irish Dinner. For $50, you can accompany a bagpiper, a bard or two and a band of like-minded revelers through...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

Two important new Hanford books

Here are two new books about a crucial and controversial issue in our region: “Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West” (University of Washington Press, $24.95), by John M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly. The authors tell the complex and fascinating story of Hanford’s atomic...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

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