Ticket are on sale for the Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening with Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Soul of America.” The May 6 event, co-presented with Whitworth University, will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
Schools struggling to move past tragedy are right in Chris Crutcher’s wheelhouse: the places that combine his service as a therapist for traumatized kids and his career as an author of novels about the highs and lows of adolescence.
Chris Crutcher is one of the most important voices in the world of young adult literature, but Katherine Cramer didn’t know that in the early ’90s when she first checked out “Stotan!” from a middle school library.
The Spokesman-Review launched Northwest Passages a year ago as a book club and community forum with a mission to get people reading – and talking. If anything, we underestimated the passion of our readers, as crowds packed venues to hear writers including Craig Johnson, creator of the Longmire mysteries; Jess Walter, the best-selling Spokane novelist; and Tara Westover, author of a celebrated memoir about growing up off the grid in Idaho.
Elene Johnston’s Instant Pot has been sitting in her cabinet for three months. Unused. But after attending an Instant Pot book author’s cooking class Tuesday in Second Harvest’s television-quality kitchen, she’s ready to fire up her pressure cooker.