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Stephanie Hammett
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Stephanie Hammett joined The Spokesman-Review in 2020. As an arts and literature reporter, she covers local authors, fine arts and other A&E events for Features. Have any opera-centric or -adjacent story ideas? She’s your gal.

Most Recent Stories

A&E >  Books
Oct. 25, 2020, 4 a.m.
Local and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter had always dreamt of becoming a novelist, but journalism came to him first. He couldn’t have asked for a better detour, he said. “It was a great thing for me, to find that sense of curiosity and the deadline chops you get as a writer,” Walter said.

A&E >  Books
Oct. 24, 2020, 10 a.m.
Spokane Community College’s Hagan Center for the Humanities will host a virtual visit with Washington State poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna on Wednesday. The visit is open to the public and will be livestreamed on SCC’s YouTube channel at 6:30 p.m. An additional session Wednesday morning will include only SCC students and faculty.

A&E >  Books
Oct. 17, 2020, 4 p.m.
A dedicated scholar of medieval literature, Michael Herzog taught the works of Geoffrey Chaucer for nearly 30 of his 45 years at Gonzaga University. Today, he continues to dedicate himself to Chaucer's work in pursuits both scholarly and fictional.

A&E >  Art
Oct. 15, 2020, 1 p.m.
After experimenting with different writing styles for years, local artist and photographer Joyce Wilkens found in poetry an inspiring new world of expression. To celebrate the release of her first collection, “Poetry Pie,” Wilkens will host a socially distanced open house this weekend.