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‘I’m Still Here’ author Austin Channing Brown to speak at Whitworth

Delia Owens reading at the library postponed until March.

Book Notes: Sharma Shields’ ‘The Cassandra’ is building buzz

Shields and Mills prepare to bring new novels into the world in 2019, poets Caraway and Lindholdt release new collections, and visiting writers book events in Spokane.

Book Notes: Oakes wins Washington Book Award; Get Lit lands Roxane Gay

The state also honors former poet laureate Tod Mashall for his work on the Washington poetry anthology “WA 129.”

Book notes: Leyna Krow to read from short story collection at Auntie’s

Spokane’s Leyna Krow is a writer of fantastic (and fantastical) fiction. Her stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the South Dakota Review, the Santa Monica Review, Moss, Lilac City Fairy …

Book notes: Chuck Palahniuk to make a return to Spokane

Author of “Fight Club” will sign copies of its sequel – in graphic novel form – at Auntie’s.

Book notes: Laureate’s ‘I Am a Town’ project finishes phase one

Reading on Tuesday at the Spark Center in Kendall Yards will celebrate completion of first series of workshops in Spokane poet laureate Laura Read’s poetry project to celebrate the places …

Book Notes: Region’s poets laureate will gather on Thursday

Poets laureate, Tim Egan plan stops at Auntie’s, while Jack Nisbet heads to Coeur d’Alene.

Morris makes a return trip to Idaho with ‘Travelers Rest’

The Sandpoint High School graduate, now a professor at Clemson University, will tour the region with his just-released third novel.

EWU’s Buckingham wins short fiction prize

Trio of Spokane writers get some end of their year love.

Visiting writers come from near and far

It’s been a heady couple weeks for the visiting writer scene in Spokane. Moving forward, we can look forward to greeting even more visitors.

Spokane novelist places at Will Rogers awards

Stephen Smart find creative outlet in fiction.

‘Where’s the Fire?’ takes Trueman back to his roots

Terry Trueman came to publishing late, in his 50s, with 2001’s award-winning young adult novel, “Stuck in Neutral,” partly inspired by the story of his son, Sheehan, who was born …

Haroutunian joins Vestal for reading at Auntie’s

New York writer Nicole Haroutunian, whose story collection “Speed Dreaming” has been widely praised, will be in Spokane this week for a reading at Auntie’s Bookstore. Haroutunian’s work has appeared …

Local discoveries inspire Nisbet’s ‘Ancient Places’

For more than 20 years, Jack Nisbet has been digging into the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning Spokane author, teacher and naturalist has written about explorer David Thompson and scientist David …

Gurian wraps up GU Writers Series

The final author in Gonzaga University’s Visiting Writers Series for this school year won’t be visiting from too far away. Michael Gurian, a Spokane writer and counselor, will speak at …

Book Notes: GU’s Armstrong keeps rolling with ‘Reiterations’

In just a few months in Spokane, David Armstrong has made a name of himself. Armstong, teaching this year at Gonzaga University, has seen the publication in November of his …

EWU’s Willow Springs returns with 75th edition

Willow Springs, the literary magazine of Eastern Washington University, has announced its spring issue. Issue No. 75 features poetry by former Washington poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken, Colin Pope, Alex Chertok …

Kirkus’ best of 2014 includes Holbert

The year is speeding to a close, and the best of 2014 lists are starting to come out. First up: Kirkus. The esteemed literay magazine selected Spokane author Bruce Holbert’s …

Vestal, Van Winckel, Wilkins among Pushcart winners

Two Spokane writers, and a Montanan who graduated from Gonzaga University and now lives in Oregon, are among this year’s winners of the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Shawn Vestal, whose story …

Book Notes: Lennon lands at Auntie’s on Saturday

Writer and composer J. Robert Lennon is releasing his second short story collection, “See You in Paradise,” on Tuesday. On Saturday, he’ll read from the book during a visit to …

Book Notes: Hillman arrives for GU Writers Series

Brenda Hillman is, in the words of the Poetry Foundation, one of “contemporary poetry’s most eclectic and formally innovative writers.” As an innovator, she is apt to play with form. …

Ferch puts poetic side on display

Most people know Shann Ray Ferch as a writer of short stories. His 2011 collection “American Masculine,” won praise all over the place for its stories that are “less centered …

Book Notes: Alexie, Walter snare new podcast

Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter are longtime friends. They’re also two of the most celebrated authors to ever come out of Spokane. When they get together, the conversations are free-flowing, …

Book Notes: Lost Horse workshop features Davis, Ray

Lost Horse Press is hosting a writing workshop, reading and signing on Saturday in Sandpoint featuring the writer and novelist Claire Davis and Spokane’s Shann Ray. The deadline for the …

Tonasket’s Fox earns award for short fiction

Tonasket writer Wendy J. Fox, who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University, has won the first-ever Press 53 …

Book Notes: Up-and-coming authors find literary home at Ecotone

Ecotone, a literary journal based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was founded in 2005. Since then, twice a year, the journal has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry by …

Book Notes: Get Lit! prepares wide-ranging programs

Get Lit! 2014 is beginning to take shape. Spokane’s annual literary festival, sponsored by Eastern Washington University, will be at various locations April 7-13. It will, as in past years, …

Book Notes: Auntie’s to host Jess Walter event

Auntie’s Bookstore will host a ceremony next week to present Jess Walter with a PNBA Book Award. Walter won the award, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, for his …

Book Notes: Walter, Wrigley shortlisted for PNBA awards

Two area authors have been shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2014 Book Awards. Spokane’s Jess Walter was nominated for his short story collection, “We Live in Water.” University …

Book Notes: EWU’s Kevin Decker lands at Auntie’s

So there’s a “Doctor Who” expert at Eastern Washington University. Who knew?