Northwest Passages Book Club hosts ‘Summer Stories’ Aug. 8

Novelist Alexis Smith, author of “Glaciers” and “Morrow Island,” lives in Spokane. (Courtesy photo)
Stephanie Oakes, author of “The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly,” is among the authors participating in The Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening on Aug. 8. The night will center on the newspaper’s 5-year-old Summer Stories short fiction series.
Shawn Vestal, Spokesman-Review columnist and author of the novel “Daredevils,” is among the authors participating in The Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening on Aug. 8. The night will center on the newspaper’s 5-year-old Summer Stories short fiction series. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Kris Dinnison, author of “You and Me and Him,” is among the authors participating in The Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening on Aug. 8. The night will center on the newspaper’s 5-year-old Summer Stories short fiction series. (Photo by Maryellen Cooley / Photo by Maryellen Cooley)

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club hosts an Aug. 8 evening showcasing “Summer Stories” with local authors including Alexis Smith, Stephanie Oakes, Kris Dinnison and Shawn Vestal.

Now in its fifth year, Summer Stories is the newspaper’s annual short fiction series. The 2018 theme is “The Road Trip” and feature stories from many of the region’s best writers.

This year Northwest Passages hosts its first Summer Stories event, an evening of words, wine and live music at The Spokesman-Review building, 999 W. Riverside Ave.

The Aug. 8 event is free and starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy summer tunes, snacks and a glass of wine at the adjacent Terra Blanca Wine Bar. Get tickets at Spokane7tickets.com.