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Literary Calendar

Sun., June 8, 2014

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. Today, 1-3 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. (509) 299-3414.

Author Daniel James Brown - Reading, discussion and signing of “The Boys in the Boat: Nine American and Their Epic Quest for Gold,” the story of the University of Washington rowing crew that stunned the world at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Today, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Rachel Toor - Reading, discussion and signing of “On the Road to Find Out,” about a teenager who has gotten all she wants from life but when her college of choice rejects her, problems with her best friend arise, and she faces an unexpected loss, her new-found interest in running helps get her through. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

North Spokane Library Book Club - Discussion of “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

“Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too” Storytime and Craft - Come celebrate Llama Llama’s new friend, Nelly Gnu, and all daddies with Anna Dewdney’s new story. Also, make a card for your dad for Father’s Day. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Hope in Hard Times: Tell Me a Story - Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances which tested their perseverance, resilience and ingenuity. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Huge Book Sale – More than 3,000 titles at incredible prices. All types of genres, newer and older titles, even some collectible books. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Book Parlor, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. (509) 328-6527.

Father’s Day Storytime and Craft - Daddies are special and deserve a special day just for them. Come hear some stories and make a gift for your dad. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Spokane Novelists Group - Meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month, noon-4 p.m. Please bring 7-8 copies of a chapter/manuscript of no more than 10 pages each. Review of fiction only, including novels and short stories. Please no memoirs, poetry, children’s books or any form of nonfiction. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. (509) 590-7316.

Author Sam Lien Le - Lien Le’s first book chronicled his escape from South Vietnam, his experiences in a labor camp and his daring journey to freedom on a small fishing boat. Meet the author and learn more about his second book, “Beyond the Shadows.” Saturday, noon-2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Linda Hackbarth - Book signing for “Trail to Gold: The Pend Oreille Route.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.

Author Esther J. Hildahl - Signing of her children’s book, “Mr. Inky: Spider With an Attitude.” The book tells the story of a lovable talking spider with bad grammar and an attitude who’s come to live in Vicki Wyatt’s bedroom and refuses to leave, telling her that it’s “his” home, too. However, when he agrees to go to school with Vicki as her science project, his behavior brings about chaos in the classroom and he is forced to flee for his life. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Good Listening: Audiobooks for Summer Family Drives - Piling in the car for a summer family road trip? Come by for ideas of audiobook titles to take along that the whole family can enjoy. Saturday, 2 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

The Wordwright’s Workshop - A writing, performance, poetry and spoken word workshop presented by Spokane Poetry Slam. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to professionals. There is no need to bring anything you have written beforehand. The event consists of writing prompts, time for writing and a supportive discussion. This workshop is open to poets and fans of all ages, but Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. This month’s workshop will be led by Emily Gwinn, a member of the 2014 Spokane Slam Team who will represent the city at the National Poetry Slam in August. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.


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