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Fun facts about award-winning Spokane author Jess Walter

Who says you can't stay home? It's a modification of the Bon Jovi hit, but the bottom line is that Jess Walter has enjoyed a great deal of success as a writer without leaving his hometown of Spokane. Here's a few fun facts about the East Valley High School alumnus.

‘The Sound of Spokane’: Symphony celebrates 75 years

Today, the Spokane Symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary. And, although this past year has been less than kind to the symphony, its members continue to draw hope from the countless other trials and tribulations over which they have triumphed during the previous 74.

Excerpt: Vanessa Veselka’s ‘The Great Offshore Grounds’

Author Vanessa Veselka’s latest novel, “The Great Offshore Grounds,” tells the story of sisters, Livy and Cheyenne, as they set out to claim an unusual inheritance from their estranged father. The book explores how individuals begin to navigate ethics and emotions until they find where in the world they belong.

Locally Writ: Vanessa Veselka’s unsentimental love letter to America

Growing up with a pair of writers for parents, Vanessa Veselka learned the value of being able to articulate her thoughts early. But it wasn’t until her late 30s while she was studying creative writing at Reed College that she seriously started identifying as a writer.

Women Helping Women luncheon moves online to continue fundraising

With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting gatherings but increasing the need for services non-profits provide, the Women Helping Women Fund and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery decided not to cancel their fundraisers but instead move them online. Amy Vega, from Vanessa Behan, and Heather Hamlin, executive director at WHWF, discussed their fundraising goals and online event plans at The Spokesman Review’s Northwest Passages book club Monday.

On #GivingTuesdayNow, consider a gift to The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review has so far avoided reducing staff or cutting hours as a result of COVID-19, but in order to continue providing our readers with a full array of local news and features, we need your help. So on #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re asking for your assistance.