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American Life in Poetry: ‘The Ruts’ by Kim Lozano

This column originates from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and a half-hour’s drive south there’s a creek with flat stones on its floor where wagons passed down and over …


‘Martin and Bobby,’ from Spokane’s Claire Rudolf Murphy, explores relationship between slain leaders

Local author Claire Rudolf Murphy leads a panel on Youth Leadership in the spirit of her latest nonfiction work, “Martin and Bobby.”


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

The ‘lost’ works Pulitzer Prize winner discovered by UI prof

The Idaho Statesman reported Zachary Turpin, an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Idaho, and his colleagues recently found previously unknown writings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne …


Book Notes: Oakes wins Washington Book Award; Get Lit lands Roxane Gay

The state also honors former poet laureate Tod Mashall for his work on the Washington poetry anthology “WA 129.”


Stephanie Oakes, Tod Marshall honored at 2018 Washington State Book Awards

Oakes won for “The Arsonist” and Marshall received a special award for “WA 129.”


Everything is Copy: Who do I want to be in the world?

“I listened to the police officer and in that moment had to decide. Who do I want to be in the world?”


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: ‘Longmire’ author Craig Johnson brings a dose of cowboy humor to Spokane

Craig Johnson, best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, has a lot in common with his protagonist, Sheriff Walt Longmire.


Reading the Northwest: Author Craig Johnson sends Sheriff Longmire to Mexico in new novel

Sometimes it can be hard to tell where author Craig Johnson ends and his signature creation, Sheriff Walt Longmire, begins. Both live in small-town, rural Wyoming, drive battered old trucks, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club: Mt. Spokane peaks many bucket lists

More than 200 people packed The Spokesman-Review event for “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die,” an insider’s guide to food, entertainment, culture, shopping and outdoor adventure.


Rob Curley: ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ is an insider’s guide to our town

When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then …


Travel author Rick Steves comes to Spokane on Nov. 29

His book, “Travel as a Political Act,” is a collection of stories and lessons from the road.


Book Notes: ‘Peculiar’ author Ransom Riggs books date at the Spokane Public Library

Emily Ruskovich, Steve Almond among the literary highlights for Spokane area readers in the weeks ahead.


Author Eli Saslow tells Northwest Passages crowd that white nationalism can be defeated with community

The writer of a book about the transformation of the movement’s heir apparent said it was relentless humanity that can defuse hatred.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Art Spiegelman, award-winning artist and writer of ‘Maus,’ to give free lecture at Gonzaga University

The New York-based cartoonist is the first guest of the university’s visiting writer series this year. Spiegelman, creator of perhaps the most academically studied comic book of all time, will …


Reconstructed reality: Portland writer Amy Stewart fictionalized the story of the Kopp sisters for her novel

Spokane is Reading is bringing Portland writer Amy Stewart to town to talk about her novel “Girl Waits With Gun.”


Saslow headlines Northwest Passages on Monday

Eli Saslow’s book “Rising Out of Hatred,” published Tuesday, tells the story of Derek Black, a white nationalist who eventually left the movement. Saslow kicked off his book tour on …


Spokane Public Library welcomes young adult author Marie Lu

Marie Lu will sign and answer questions about her new novel “Wildcard.”


Everything is Copy: When evil is comforting

When it comes to pleasure reading, we gravitate to what we need at the cultural moment. I seem to be in a trench of surrounding myself with female psycho killers.


10 things about Eli Saslow

The Pulitzer Prize winner shares what he’s reading, what he’s watching and his other interests.


Reading the Northwest: How a white nationalist turned against the movement

Northwest Passages Book Club event features Portland author of “Rising Out of Hatred.”


American Life in Poetry: ‘Youth’ by David Steingass

It’s been a very long time since I was young, but I remember the giddiness of first love, and David Steingass, a Wisconsin poet, shows us in this poem how …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:46 a.m.

‘Longmire’ author comes to Spokane on Oct. 10

Craig Johnson, the best-selling author of the “Longmire” mystery series, joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on Oct. 10 to talk about his new book, “Depth of Winter.”


Summer Stories: ‘Road’s End’ by Alexis Smith

In our final entry in Summer Stories: The Road Trip, novelist Alexis Smith sends recently divorced Maggie on a cross-state bicycle trek to her future.


American Life in Poetry: ‘State Fair Fireworks, Labor Day’ by Maryann Corbett

To celebrate the end of summer, here is a sonnet full of explosions by Maryann Corbett, who lives in Minnesota.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Summer Stories: ‘No More Stops’ by Kris Dinnison

In week 9 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Spokane author Kris Dinnison follows along as a mother and daughter take one last drive to the coast.


Book review: ‘How to Cuss in Western’ details a Western life filled with humor and wit

The deft essays in Michael Branch’s “How to Cuss in Western (And Other Missives from the High Desert)” remind me of Patrick McManus, the former Sandpoint resident, EWU professor, novelist …


Book notes: September is shaping up as a busy month for book lovers

Art Spiegelman, whose landmark book “Maus” helped legitimize the graphic novel, will kick off the Visiting Writers Series at Gonzaga. He joins Amy Stewart, Eli Saslow, and a birthday party …


In the Garden: Enabling Garden offers ideas for accessible gardening

“Enabling” gardens allow anyone to get outside and dig in the dirt.


Dylan Farrow to publish 2 young adult fantasy novels

Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels.


Summer Stories: Britnay

In week 8 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Spokane author Chelsea Martin watches as a daughter learns the hard lessons not passed down from her mother.