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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
Jan. 16, 2021, 10 a.m.
After spending more than 20 years teaching, first full-time and then substituting, Daniel and Patty Sparks have spent their first few years of retirement on a new project very close to their hearts. “We don't expect to make any money,” Patty Sparks said. “We're just trying to help kids help each other.”

Jan. 14, 2021, 10 a.m.
If you’ve ever read or watched an adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” and thought, “This would really be improved by (what felt like) an hour of sex scenes,” or “I wish every conversation between Elizabeth and Jane Bennet had been more sarcastic,” look no further than Netflix's "Bridgerton."

A&E >  Books
Jan. 9, 2021, 11 a.m.
Local author Patricia Simpson has been writing paranormal romance for decades. She found success along the traditional publication route early on in her career. But when her writing deadlines started interfering with other areas of her life, Simpson decided to try her luck with independent publishing.

A&E >  Art
Jan. 7, 2021, 1 p.m.
If you’re as tired of staring at a screen as I am, the idea of a social activity that won’t require a Zoom meeting is probably sounding pretty near marvelous right about now.