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For more than 30 years in Spokane, Friday in the fall has meant two things: high school football and “Friday Night Sports Extra” on KXLY-TV.
For author and journalist Anne Helen Petersen, writing was not a career she consciously pursued from childhood, but it nonetheless came to her. Petersen will discuss her book, “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation,” in a virtual gathering of the Northwest Passages Book Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
From the time author and columnist Jim Kershner left high school, more than anything, he wanted to write in whatever style and on whatever subject he could. “It's a tough choice to make,” Kershner said, explaining the difficulty writers face in making a living by their work. But he was determined.
Recent Northwest Passages Book Club guest author Vanessa Veselka’s “The Great Offshore Grounds” made the 2020 National Book Award long list for Fiction, the National Book Foundation announced Friday.
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.
Author and former ABC News correspondent Heather Cabot will join The Spokesman-Review reporter Kip Hill for a Northwest Passages Book Club virtual event to discuss her book, “The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream,” on Thursday at 4 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author Max Brooks (“World War Z”) joined Carolyn Lamberson for a Northwest Passages Book Club livestream to discuss his new horror novel, “Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre” Thursday night.
Stephan Pastis has an enviable type of attention deficit disorder. The creator of the cartoon strip “Pearls Before Swine” and the author of the children’s book series “Timmy Failure” is creatively restless.
Stephan Pastis can relate to the lyrics from the epic Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven.” Before becoming a cartoonist, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip “Pearls Before Swine” was an attorney.
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.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has put extraordinary pressure on universities already wrestling with enrollment, keeping up with technology and budgets. Hear what local college presidents are doing.
Worried about running out of books to read? You’re in luck. Althought they are still closed to the public, local stores are now offering curbside pick-up services.
As a teenager, Noé Alvarez worked the day shift with his mother at a massive fruit production and distribution center that confined “migrant labor inside, as prisons might,” he writes in his new memoir, “Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land.”
Today is the day we’re beginning the virtual version of our Northwest Passages book club and community forums. Though we’re starting with more of the forum part than the book part.
Northwest Passages Book Club events will resume, via streaming, plus ‘Storytime from the Tower’ for children.
Local young adult author Chris Crutcher reached out to teachers on Facebook on Wednesday morning offering to “visit” their newly online classes.
S.M. Hulse was raised and educated in Spokane. The author of “Eden Mind” took art classes to better help understand her main character, a painter named Jo Faber.
Author S.M. Hulse will join the Northwest Passages Book Club at a later date to discuss “Eden Mine.” Fascinated by the lesser reported ramifications of terror acts, her latest book, “Eden Mine,” explores the social and emotional impact of loving a family member even when they’ve done something unforgivable.