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Children’s Corner Has Story-Telling And Author Appearances Scheduled

It sometimes seems as if this is the Auntie’s Bookstore publicity corner - at least it does where literary events are concerned.

There’s good reason for that perception. We do print more items relating to Auntie’s than most other stores combined. It just so happens that Auntie’s holds more readings, book-signings and other assorted book-related functions than anyplace else in the immediate region.

But Auntie’s doesn’t own a monopoly on book news. For example, Spokane’s Children’s Corner Bookshop, which is located on the skywalk level of River Park Square, sponsors its own series of seasonal story-telling, book-signing and reading programs.

The store’s story-telling series occurs at 10 a.m. every Saturday. In addition, however, the store this spring will hold three special author appearances.

First up is best-selling Spokane novelist Chris Crutcher, who will read at 10 a.m. March 25. The author of several young-adult novels, Crutcher will read from his new book “Ironman.”

Other scheduled author appearances:

April 22 - Linda Johns.

May 20 - Peg Kehret.

For further information on various Children’s Corner events, call 624-4820.

Right on, Bronson

The entries are trickli … er, pouring in for this year’s Bronson Alcott Bad Prose Contest. Remember, winners in two different categories - student and community - will win a $50 gift certificate. And remember, the point is to compose the first paragraph of the worst novel you’ll never write. Send your efforts to Bronson Alcott Bad Prose, c/o Dan Webster, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Deadline is April 1.

The reader board

Brenda Givens-Hill, author of the poetry collection “dreamin’ in black and white,” will read from the book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Auntie’s Bookstore, Main and Washington.

Jack Nisbet, author of “Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across North America” (Sasquatch Books, $12.95 paperback), will read from his book and sign autographs between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Book Depot in Colville, 103 N. Main. For further information, call 684-5562.

On the shelf

“Lost Arrow and Other True Stories” by Seattle writer Scott C. Davis (Cune, 57 pages, $19.95) is a collection of non-fiction stories concerning Davis’ life. A carpenter by trade, Davis writes about working construction in Seattle, traveling through Syria, mountain-climbing in Yosemite and his personal definition of “Classic Journalism.”

“How the South Finally Won the Civil War” by Walla Walla writer Charles Potts (Tsunami Press, 439 pages, $29) is a study not only of what the title suggests but also of how the South “controls the political future of the United States.”

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