November 10, 2013 in Features

Literary calendar

 

Literary/Poetry

Author Priscilla Wegars - Presenting her book “As Rugged as the Terrain,” a prequel to “Imprisoned in Paradise.” A potluck takes place at 2 p.m. and the talk is at 3 p.m. today, 1912 Center , 412 E. Third Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Author Carol Hipperson - Veterans Day event presenting “Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific,” to support local Pearl Harbor survivors. Honor Flight representatives will also be in the store selling the Grammy- nominated CD “In Your Honor.” All proceeds from the CD as well as a portion of the day’s sales will be donated to Honor Flight. Monday, 1-2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner is the book for discussion this month. Walk-ins are welcome. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

F-Word Live Poetry Slam - Poetry performance celebrating the “other F-word” – feminism. Tuesday, 6 p.m., University of Idaho, Student Union Building Ballroom, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. $5/general. (208) 885-7251.

The Heart of Spirituality: Book Discussion Series - The six-part series continues with “Unorthodox: the Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots” by Deborah Feldman. South Hill Branch manager Louise Sullivan will lead the discussion. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussing “Tolstoy and the Purple Chair” by Nina Sankovitch as the book of the month. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

It’s a Mystery Preschool Storytime - Come play detective as we read some stories about things that go missing. Then help find some missing goodies around the children’s section. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Authors Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O’Connell Killen - Reading, discussion, slideshow and book signing of “Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla & Nesqualy (1846-1879).” In 1846, French Canadian-born A.M.A. Blanchet was named the first Catholic bishop of Walla Walla. He chronicled daily life during a period of tumultuous change in the region. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Teju Cole - Acclaimed novelist and photographer will read his work and sign books. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, College of Law Courtroom, Menard Law Building, Moscow. (208) 885-7251.

“In My Hands” Jeannie Opdyke - Discussion, slideshow, exhibit and book signing of “In My Hands” by Irene Gut Opdyke. The book is an account of her experience as a Polish woman who rescued Jewish people during the Holocaust. The author’s daughter, Jeannie Opdyke, will lead the presentation. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

English Endowed Reading: Melanie Rae Thon - Her recent novels include “The Voice of the River” and “In This Light Now.” Her work has been included in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize anthologies and O. Henry Prize Stories. Thursday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Hixson Union Building multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-3253.

Author Matt de la Peña - Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-4220.

Author Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins - Signing of her book “Reflections of Mamie: A Story of Survival.”  Friday, 4-8 p.m. Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.

Author and Poet Nance Van Winckel - Reading, discussion and book signing of “Pacific Walkers (Pacific Northwest Poetry)” and “Boneland: Linked Stories.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Otis Orchards Library Book Sale - Saturday, 10 a.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 893-8390.

Matt de la Peña Intensive for Writers - In partnership with the Gonzaga University Visiting Writer’s Series, Inland Northwest Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators welcomes Matt de la Peña. He will teach Explore Dialogue, Theme and Plot. Saturday, 10 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. $104 for nonmembers. (509) 838-5371.

Author Carole Simon Smolinski - Book signing with illustrator Connie McLeod of “Timothy Nolan’s Idaho 1862-1890.” The book features several scholarly accounts of adventures and events in and around Lewiston, from the Gold Rush to Statehood. The book, as well as McLeod’s original illustrations and cards of the illustrations, will be available for purchase. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. (509) 299-3414.

Wordless Story Time and Craft - Let your imagination roam free and come down for a special story time as we explore beautiful stories without any words. Then make our own wordless story using comic strips. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Joe O’Neill - Children’s author presents the “Red Hand Adventures” series books “Rebels of the Kasbah” and “Wraith of the Caid,” written for fifth- through eighth-graders. He will read, discuss and sign his books. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Poetry Slam - Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry. Poets have three minutes to present their original work without costumes, props or musical accompaniment. Audience judges chosen at random score the poem and the highest cumulative score after two rounds of poetry wins the $50 grand prize. Age 21 and older. Content is not censored, discretion is advised. Nov. 17, 9 p.m., Lantern Tap House, 1004 S Perry St. $5. (509) 315-9531.


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