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Book Notes: Sherman, Shields, Lindholt featured at Beacon Hill

Sun., Feb. 10, 2013

Three Spokane writers will featured during the annual Beacon Hill Reading Series on Tuesday:

Diane Sherman, author of the poetry collection “Walkabout” (2011), Sharma Shields, author of the short story collection “Favorite Monsters” (2012), and Paul Lindholdt, author of the “ecological memoir” “In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia River.”

This evening of poetry and prose will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hagen Foundation Center for the Humanities on the campus of Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. The center is housed on the second floor of the campus library (building 16). For more information, visit and click on events.

Party politics

Seattle writer and activist Aaron Dixon will be in Spokane on Wednesday to read from his memoir, “My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain.”

As a young man in 1968, Dixon helped found the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. The book, published last year by Haymarket Books and co-written with Judson L. Jeffries, traces Dixon’s own radicalization and that of his colleagues.

Dixon will be at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., at 7 p.m. For information, call (509) 838-0206.

Flights of fantasy

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Kerry Schafer will read from her new fantasy novel, “Between,” at Auntie’s.

The book, from Ace Publishing, is the first novel in a series called “The Books of the Between.” The urban fantasy story about a woman who is tasked with guarding the doorways between waking and dreaming.

Schafer lives in Colville.

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