Lost Horse Press, a publishing house based in Sandpoint, will host “An Evening of Jazz & Poetry” next month in Spokane.
The event, at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Bing Crosby Theater, will feature music from guitarist Leon Atkinson and pianist Burton Greene, performing jazz together and separately, and poets Christi Kramer and Maya Jewell Zeller.
Admission is $20 at the door. The Bing is located at 901 W. Sprague Ave. For more information, call Lost Horse Press at (208) 255-4410 or email email@example.com.
The Whitworth University President’s Leadership Forum is presenting a talk by Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
McCartney, who has written extensively on childhood education, will talk about “Investing in Education Reforms that Work” at the Spokane Convention Center. A reception will precede the talk at 4 p.m., and a panel discussion will follow.
Registration is required for this free event. Register online at www.whitworth.edu/ Administration/PresidentsOffice/ leadershipforum/index.htm or by calling (509) 777-3449.
Historian Doris Kerns Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” is the next speaker in Whitworth’s Leadership Forum series. She’ll speak in Spokane on Oct. 5.
A number of local authors have signings and readings set for Auntie’s Bookstore in the coming week. There’s a double bill of short story writers, Gregory Spatz (“Half as Happy: Stories”) and Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal (“Godforsaken Idaho”), at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday will bring Whitworth professors Gordon Jackson (“Sleep Faster, We Need the Pillows”) at 2 p.m. and Gerald Sittser (“A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss”), at 7 p.m.
On Thursday at 7 p.m., Spokane poet Ellen Welcker (“The Botanical Garden”) will team with Claire McQuerry, a writing fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia, for a reading. And on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Valerie Lipstein and Pamela Losada will present “Empower: Stories of Breakthrough, Triumph and Discovery.”
Auntie’s it at 402 W. Main Ave.
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