Author Larry Godwin’s second memoir, “Transcending Depression: A Quest Without a Compass,” is a follow-up to his first, “Surviving Our Parents’ Mistakes.” Although Godwin now lives in Missoula, he has fond memories of visiting family in Spokane over the years.
When local author Leyna Krow began writing “Sinkhole,” her short story submission for the 2016 Lilac City Fairy Tales anthology, she had no idea of the journey the piece would take.
Hank went down to the dock before dawn. Dirty spring snow lingered along the cobble path that led from cabin to lakeshore. The mist hung so thick that he heard the canoe before he saw it, the rhythmic clunk of aluminum on wood.
Five summers ago, at San Diego Comic-Con International, Rep. John Lewis donned the type of clothes and gear he was wearing a half-century earlier when he was beaten trying to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
On the surface, La La seems stable and driven: She’s in veterinary school and engaged to a chiropractor named Clem. No one would guess that her father, Zev, a lifelong thief, began teaching his daughter how to pick locks when she was still in elementary school.
When I look in a mirror, I try to compose my face so that it is at its best, but it’s a face that beyond my bathroom gets supplanted by all the more homely faces I carry out into the world. John Thornberg is a Minnesota poet, but here’s a poem of his that reflects upon all of us everywhere.
Looks like a lot of people want to read about the president’s psychological back story. “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” by Mary L. Trump has set a first-day sales record for Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Thursday.
Poetry has always been a part of local writer Jazlyn Jacobs's life. She often draws inspiration from her Jewish heritage and working with children on the autism spectrum as a behavioral technician.
Confession: I read “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt, and enjoyed it, but it did not change my life. Nor did it make me long for new versions of its plot about a cabal of college students who take part in a crime they spend years hiding.
In Jim Carrey’s new semi-autobiographical novel, “Memoirs and Misinformation,” there are flying saucers and a fire-bombing on Rodeo Drive, apocalyptic fires devouring Malibu and a mega-budget Hungry Hungry Hippos movie written by Kenneth Lonergan.
Every First Friday of the month, some of the city's best writers would congregate at Auntie's Bookstore for 3 Minute Mic. The open mic event allowed established writers and new voices to share their work, three minutes at a time, to the audience.
The best thing about social distancing? You have a valid excuse to stay home and read. Of course, some establishments are reopening, and that includes bookstores. Patronize them when you can and remember to wear a mask when you do. You’ll want to be safe and courteous as you check out July’s bumper crop of new titles.
“Her name was Magda,” Ottessa Moshfegh’s latest novel, “Death in Her Hands,” begins. “Nobody will ever know who killed her.” With this, the reader is dropped into a careening search for a possible murder victim led by the elderly Vesta Gul.
Now and then, I get a complaint from one of our readers saying that what we publish isn’t poetry because it doesn’t rhyme.
Spokane Falls Community College professor Irv Broughton’s latest poetry collections, “Feilding the Cap Cod Past” and “The Fires of Tangerine,” are filled with memories from his east coast childhood. “Harvesting the past,” Broughton looks back on the many adventures of his idyllic adolescence and the writers he met along the way.
Karla Huston, Wisconsin’s poet laureate in 2017 and 2018, lives in Appleton. She’s published several books and chapbooks and does the good work of reviewing poetry for various journals.
Author, essayist, comedian, radio commentator, (deep breath) musician and performance artist Sandra Tsing Loh just published her sixth book of edgy, modern-woman essays — seven, if you count her 1996 novel. Here’s a look at her unusual and remarkable career:
The latest installment of author and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh’s autobiographical book series, “The Madwoman and the Roomba” covers its author’s 55th year, a time in women's lives she has always found to be underrepresented in popular culture.
In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Spokane Poetry Slam will be hosting their monthly virtual slam on June 18 with a few vital changes. Though the performances will be open to all for viewing, the sign-up sheet will only be open to Black poets and creators.
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