March 15, 2009 in Features

Shakespeare discussion at GU

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Gonzaga University professors Michael Pringle and Erik Schmidt would like to ask you this question: “What Can We Learn From Shakespeare?”

That will be the title of their talk in the popular “What Can We Learn?” discussion series at GU on March 23, 7 to 9 p.m.

They will approach the topic from different angles. Pringle, an associate professor of English, will look at Shakespeare’s canon from a literary perspective.

Schmidt, an assistant professor of philosophy, will explore what Shakespeare can teach us from a philosophical standpoint.

The discussion will be held at Wolff Auditorium at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center and is free and open to the public.

Get Lit! online

The 2009 Get Lit! Festival is approaching, April 10 through 19, and the new Web site is up and running.

Go to ewu.edu/getlit/ and peruse the festival schedule, the author bios and volunteer information.

This year’s festival features headliner Jane Smiley, reading and discussing her work on April 16 at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Latino religion

Whitworth University modern languages professor Lindy Scott is the co-author and co-editor of a new book, “Los Evangelicos: Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States” (Wipf & Stock Publishers).

Scott and 10 other authors spent five years working on the book, which covers a wide range of denominations and topics in the Latino Protestant community in the U.S.

Christian fiction

Local author Robert M. Starr’s first novel, “Until Shiloh Comes,” has been published by PublishAmerica.

Starr describes it as “Christian historical fiction,” set in the Montana Territory of 1876. It is available for sale through Amazon.com and the PublishAmerica Web site.

Book talk

• On Sacred Grounds Writers Club – Members critique each others’ submissions. Tuesday, 1 p.m., 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.

• Inland Northwest Writers Guild – Join with other aspiring and accomplished writers to discuss the latest news about the publishing industry and get support from peers. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206

• Idaho Writers’ League Meeting – “Let’s Go to the Movies: The Business of Screenwriting” by Ted Parvin. Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 762-0976

The reader board

• Author and former executive recruiter Donald Hite will read from his new book, which has particular relevance in today’s job market – “The Advice of a Headhunter: How to Land a Job in Today’s Competitive Market” – on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium.

• Libby, Mont., author Patty Crow will sign copies of her new novel, “Kootenai Spirit Rider,” recently published by PublishAmerica, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hastings Book, Music and Videos, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene.

Dan Webster returns next week. Send book information to him at danw@spokesman.com.

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