April 8, 2012 in Features

Literary Calendar

 

HooPalousa at Get Lit! - At this years rematch, HooPalousa veterans Jess Walter, Shann Ray and coach Sam Ligon will join other writers, regional Native American legends, and former Gonzaga basketball stars, including David Pendergraft and Heather Bowman, for round two of Bards on the Hardwood. Monday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. Donations will benefit the American Indian Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Literature by African Americans Book Group - Group will discuss “John Henry Days” by Colson Whitehead (rescheduled from March 13). Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. Free. (509) 255-6013.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussing “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“Miss Representation” - The Get Lit! Festival will host a screening of the award-winning 2011 documentary which examines the portrayal of women in the media. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Sally Winkle, EWU professor and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies department. Co-sponsored by Get Lit! and EWU Women’s Studies Center. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $4. (509) 209-2383.

Author Sherry Jones - The historical fiction author and journalist will read in costume from her upcoming book, “Four Sisters, All Queens.” A book signing will follow. Tuesday, 7 p.m., St. George’s School, Founders Theater, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. Free. (509) 466-1636.

Get Lit! in Sandpoint - Authors Jonathon Johnson, Shann Ray and Russell Thornburg will conduct poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction workshops, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and a reading and open mic at 7 p.m. Call to register for workshops. Wednesday, Sandpoint Library Rudge Girls Room, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-4410.

Author John Soennichsen - Author will describe his guidebook, “Washington’s Channeled Scablands” which recommends sites to visit, complete with directions and notes about restrictions that may apply. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Keith Boykin - Part of Spokane Community College’s President’s Speakers Series. The best-selling author will discuss “Race, Gender and Presidential Politics.” Co-sponsored by Get Lit! and Community Colleges of Spokane. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lair-Student Center Auditorium; also Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Hagan Center for Humanities, Second Floor, SCC Learning Resources Center, Building 16, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7042 or (509) 359-6977.

Get Lit! - Tuesday-April 15. 14th annual event presented by Eastern Washington University. A celebration of reading, writing and storytelling for all ages. Thursday at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.: Susan Orlean is the author of The New York Times bestseller “The Orchid Thief,” which was the inspiration for Oscar-nominated film “Adaptation.” Orlean will be reading from her newest book, “Rin Tin Tin: Life and Legend.” Steve Almond will read from “God Bless America,” a recently released humorous collection of short stories. Almond is also known for his popular nonfiction, including “Candyfreak” and “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life.” Friday at The Bing Crosby Theater: Jess Walter’s latest book, “The Beautiful Ruins,” is due out in June 2012. Walter will be joined by Colson Whitehead, author of “The Intuitionist” and “Sag Harbor.” Whitehead will read from the recently released “Zone One,” a post-apocalyptic novel. Saturday at The Bing Crosby Theater: Lois Lowry, author of the Newbery Award winning young adult novels “The Giver” and “Number the Stars,” will read from the latest addition to “The Giver” series. Saturday at The Masonic Temple, 1180 W. Riverside Ave.: Rick Bass will read with the accompaniment of Stellarondo. Bass is the author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including his recent novel, “Nashville Chrome.” Stellarondo is an all-strings band out of Montana. Saturday at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St.: Ted Kooser will be reading from his poetry collections and sitting for an interview with an EWU professor. He was poet laureate from 2004-2006, and won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection, “Delights and Shadows.” $15/night, $10/military each night, $45/festival pass; students will be able to get a free ticket at their college bookstore or the door with ID to any event. (800) 325-SEAT.

“Digital Dissent: The Origins of Revolution in Egypt and the role of Social Media in the Arab Spring - Great Decisions Lecture, by David Wolman, author and award-winning journalist, writing for Wired, Outside, Mother Jones, Newsweek and Discover. His most recent book, “The Instigators,” tells the story of the dissidents who organized the Tahrir Square demonstrations in Egypt. April 12, 7:30 p.m., Whitworth University, Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. Free. (509) 777-4250.

Lost Horse Press Gets Lit - An afternoon of readings, book signings, music, books and more in celebration of Spokane’s Get Lit! Festival. Featured readers will include Lost Horse Press poets: J.T. Ledbetter, Melissa Kwasny, Carolyne Wright, Mania Klepto, Maya Jewell Zeller, Christopher Howell and D.S. Butterworth. The poets will be joined by classical guitarist, Leon Atkinson. Friday, 3-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Walther Gallery, 2316 W. First Ave. Free. (509) 363-5344.

An Evening with David Barsamian - David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colo. His latest books are “How the World Works,” “What We Say Goes,” and “Targeting Iran.” This is a fundraiser for KYRS radio. Friday, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 747-3012.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. No poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, etc., please. Bring 5-10 pages to read to the group and 6-8 copies. Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her latest book in her Rebecca series, “Rebecca and the Garden,” with a book signing. Saturday, Noon-3 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.

Author Elisa Brinton - Book signing of her newly revised book “Courage to Stand.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Calypso’s Coffee, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-0591.

Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of “Darling Jim” by Christian Maerk. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.


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