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Bedtime Stories Spokane 2013

The annual literary gala offers an evening of food, wine and words. Several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors will unveil original short works inspired by the event theme, Pillow Talk. This year’s writers are Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken (Plume), Sharma Shields (Favorite Monster), Shawn Vestal (Godforsaken Idaho) and Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins). The emcee is Gary Stokes, executive director of Friends of KSPS. This is a fundraiser supporting Humanities Washington’s efforts to spark critical thinking and conversation, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. Individual tickets available online at www.btsspokane.eventbrite.com.