(From For the Record, December 10, 1997:) Sanchez reading correction: Students will read the work of the late Ricardo Sanchez at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Vox in Moscow. The information listed in Sunday’s IN Life book section was incorrect.
Kudos to Eastern Washington University creative writing professor Nance Van Winckel. She has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship from the Washington State Artist Trust. It’s one of just six fellowships awarded to Washington writers (for which more than 200 writers applied).
The award was given for Van Winckel’s collection of short stories, “The Land of Anarchy,” which is in-progress. The stories are set on a fictional collective farm in Eastern Washington.
Van Winckel has been editor of EWU’s literary magazine, Willow Springs, and has had two books of short stories published - “Lifetime Warranty” and “Quake” - and two books of poetry.
Check your Christmas list
The sixth annual WSU Press Holiday Book Fair will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Compton Union Building on the WSU campus in Pullman.
All WSU Press books will be discounted 20 to 30 percent, and authors Ladd Hamilton (“Snowbound”) and Stephen Lyons (“Landscape of the Heart”) will be available to sign their books.
The event includes holiday refreshments, free mailing of gift books and a free book with every $30 purchase. For more information, call WSU Press at (509) 335-3518.
Walla Walla author Deborah Hopkinson will sign copies of her new children’s book, “Birdie’s Lighthouse,” today at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Corner Bookshop. The book, written in diary form, tells a story inspired by the many lighthouse heroines.
Mitch Finley, collaborator for Santa Claus’ new book, “The Truth About Christmas,” will be signing the book at Book & Game Co. at Silver Lake Mall in Coeur d’Alene, today from noon-3 p.m.
“Santa is very busy this time of year,” Finley explained. “So he’s asked me, his collaborator, to stand in for him.”
Ricardo Sanchez will read from his book, “The Loves of Ricardo Sanchez,” Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Vox in Moscow, Idaho.
Frank Bartel will read from his novel, “World That Never Was,” Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vanderford’s Book Store at the Bonner Mall in Sandpoint.
Spokane singer/songwriter Tino Jimenez will perform Christmas songs from his newest book “Swingset Christmas Blue,” Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Children’s Corner Bookshop in River Park Square. The book is a one-act Christmas musical.
Lynne Haines will do a book-signing and offer discussion about her book “Flowing: A Guide to Conscious Menses,” Saturday at 3 p.m. at Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe. “Flowing” (Evergreen Pres, $39.99, pp. 54 leatherbound) is written as a journal with every other page being blank. The book explores the issue of conscious menstruation.