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You Thought He Was Dead? ‘Bukowski’ To Read From Works

Spokane poet Terry Trueman, author of “Sheehan,” is going to do something unusual tonight. He’s going to resurrect Charles Bukowski.

Check that. He’s going to become Charles Bukowski.

Bukowski died a couple of years ago at age 65. His was a lifetime of drinking hard and writing well, with several collections of poetry, short stories and novels such as “Women” and “Post Office” to show for his efforts.

Trueman, a confirmed Bukowski fan, will read from Bukowski’s works in the character of the late writer. The event is being billed as the beginning of an ongoing poetryreading series.

“Charles Bukowski Dead at Anaconda” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Anaconda Restaurant, S510 Freya. Admission is a $3 donation. Coffee will be available for purchase.

On the shelves

“Jesuit Mission Presses in the Pacific Northwest” (Ye Galleon Press, 198 pages, $14.95 paper, $24.95 hardback) by Wilfred P. Schoenberg, S.J., is out in an expanded and revised edition.

The book, originally published in 1957 by Champoeg Press in Portland, is a survey of the original presses that operated between 1876 and 1899. According to Glen Adams, the new edition is the 529th title to be printed by Fairfield’s Ye Galleon Press. To order, call 283-2422.

Classy reading

Anyone interested in modern literature might want to look into taking the non-credit class that Whitworth College is offering in February. Whitworth adjunct instructor Nick Heil will teach the course titled “Readings in the Short Story.”

The class, according to the course description, “is designed to enhance people’s enjoyment of high-quality fiction.” Examples of traditional and modern short stories will be studied.

Classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:15 p.m., Feb. 9 through March 16. Fees are $42 ($50 after Feb. 2). To register, call 466-3291.