January 6, 2013 in Features

Literary Calendar


Writers Workshops - Monday-Jan. 14. For adults. Develop your writing style and sharpen your writing skills. Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave.; Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave.; also Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, 708 E. Lake in Medical Lake. Jan. 7. $67-$73. (509) 279-6027.

Writing Across Generations - Instructors provide guided lessons and work with you whenever desired. Helping one another is encouraged. Mondays, 9-11:30 a.m., Monday-March 18. Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. $57. (509) 279-6027.

Poetry Workshop - Nurture your love for words and poetry. Open to seasoned poets. Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m., Monday-March 18. Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $73. (509) 279-6027.

Transforming Scrooge Writing Exercise - Using “A Christmas Carol” as your textbook, examine the why, where, when and how of him. Deconstruct and reverse engineer this feat of architecture to view the sustainable foundation Ebenezer Scrooge was built upon. Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday-Feb. 25. South Side Senior Center, 2934 E. 27th Ave. $62. (509) 279-6027.

How to Create Picture Books - This class for ages 16 and older introduces students to the parts of a story. Supply list available. Class runs Monday-Feb 13. 10 a.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $175. (509) 325-3001.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discuss “Shakespeare Saved My Life,” by Laura Bates. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Create Your Own Graphic Novel - Students ages 16 and older will learn basics of creating graphic novels. Supply list available. Tuesday-Feb. 14. 5 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $170. (509) 325-3001.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussing “Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Crazy Cats Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories about cats in honor of “Ask Your Cat a Question Week” and make a cat mask. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - Story will be “The Little Scarecrow Boy.” Also enjoy a craft and treat. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

E-Reader and Downloadable Audiobook Class - Learn how to download e-books and audiobooks from Whitman County Library’s website and how to get the most out of your Kindle, Nook, other e-reader, iPod, MP3 player or smartphone. Please bring your own e-reader or MP3 devices with cables and a laptop if you have one. Wireless capability will be available for those with laptops. Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366.

Writing Your Life Story - We all have a story to tell. Let’s remember, write it and possibly pass it along. Exercises each day with prompts, reading and free writes help you write your story. Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Thursday-Feb. 14. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $37. (509) 279-6027.

Downloading OverDrive Books to Your E-Reader - Learn how to download OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle, Nook or other device. Please bring your device. Call (509) 444-5390 to register. Saturday, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free.

Poetry I Say, Poetry - Listen to poems in celebration of Poetry Month. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (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.

Author Elisa Brinton - Presents her latest historical fiction book, “Courage to Stand.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.

Author Jess Steven Hughes - Signing copies of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.

Teen Book Club Re-Launch - Discuss this month’s book, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author James B. Hunt - Professor emeritus of history at Whitworth University and co-founder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship will present his book, “Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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