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Book Notes: Lost Horse workshop features Davis, Ray

Sun., July 20, 2014

Lost Horse Press is hosting a writing workshop, reading and signing on Saturday in Sandpoint featuring the writer and novelist Claire Davis and Spokane’s Shann Ray.

The deadline for the workshop registration has passed; however, the public is invited to attend the signing and reading if they don’t attend the workshop.

Davis, who teaches creative writing and English at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, is the author of the novels “Winter Range” and “Season of the Snake” and the story collection “Labors of the Heart.”

Shann Ray is the author of the award-winning story collection “American Masculine.” His first poetry collection, “Balefire” came out in March, published by Lost Horse Press. When he’s not writing, he’s teaching leadership and forgiveness studies at Gonzaga University.

The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rude Girls Room of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. For details, visit

Meanwhile, Ray is one of the authors featured in The Spokesman-Review’s Summer Stories series. His entry will appear on Aug. 24.

Slam showcase

Spokane’s best slam poets will be showing off their talents Friday night in an event designed to help send them to the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland.

The Spokane contingent – Chris Cook, Kurt Olson, Emily Gwinn and Katie Schmarr – will be at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. Isaac Grambo will host.

There is no admission, but donations collected will help send the team to California Aug. 5-9.

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