June 3, 2012 in Features

Literary Calendar


Author Jan Juliano Balzer - Book signing of “Hiding My Bruises While Singing in the Choir,” a personal account about surviving domestic violence. Today, 1-4 p.m., Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St. (503) 939-0199.

Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discuss “The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love” by Kristin Kimball and enjoy dessert provided by the Co-op. Today, 7-8:30 p.m., Held at a private residence. Email bookclub@moscowfood.com for directions, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Nonfiction Book Group - Discuss “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” by Ha-Joon Chang. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Poetry Scribes of Spokane - Wholesome poetry for ages 18 and older. Bring a favorite poem to read. Wednesday, 1 p.m., North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. (509) 796-2180.

“Virtual Isn’t Going Away: Helping Youth Integrate Virtual and Real”- Using insights gathered from her recently released book “The Virgin’s Handbook on Virtual Relationships,” Pamala Clift explains how we can assist young people in integrating the virtual world of social media with the pressures of today’s world. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 553-9882.

Author James C. Glass - Local author and grand prize winner of Writers of the Future, signs and reads from his new novel, “Sedona Conspiracy” as well as his double anthology, “Voyages in Mind and Space” combined in one volume with “Touches of Wonder and Terror.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

T.W.I.N.E. - Teen Writers of the Inland Empire is a writing club for Spokane County teenagers in grades 6-12. No registration is required. We write fiction and poetry, and share our work in an encouraging and positive environment. Sponsored by the Spokane County Library District, pen and paper and inspiration provided. Thursday, 4 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Author Karen Spears Zacharias - Investigative journalist discusses her book, “Silence of Mockingbirds.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Willow Springs Release Party - Willow Springs, the nationally renowned literary magazine produced by Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers. Celebrating the release of its 70th issue with readings from Jess Walter, Laura Read and Laurie Lamon, who are all Spokane-based writers and contributors to this issue. Friday, 7 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Author Sherry Jones - She appears as Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, to present her historical novel, “Four Sisters, All Queens.” Audience members who come in royal costume to the reading could win royal treatment at her West Central home. Sherry will choose four winners at the end of her talk for an out-of-this-world dinner party at on Aug. 2. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Saturday, noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Authors Larry and Nathan Johnson - Father and son duo who are avid hikers will sign copies of their book, “Montana Waterfalls: A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers and Waterfall Enthusiasts,” which features more than 100 color maps, photos, and directions to 50-plus waterfalls. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Literary Freedom Book Group - Discussion of “I Curse the River of Time” by Per Petterson. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Authors Cinda and Linea Johnson - Presenting their dual memoir, “Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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