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Summer Stories: ‘The Old Road’ by Shann Ray

In week 5 of Summer Stories: The Road Trip, Shann Ray tells of one man’s journey toward love.


Local novelists win honors

It was a good week for Spokane writers.


Shann Ray goes mining for ‘American Copper’

Spokane author goes back to his Montana roots for first novel, ‘American Copper.’


‘Wanderings’ writer Meyer opens GU visiting author series

Kimberly Meyer, nonfiction writer and contributor to the radio program “This American Life,” will be in Spokane this week as the first author in the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series …


Book Notes: Beacon Hill Reading Series features Welcker

When Ellen Welcker isn’t helping students at Eastern Washington University’s Writers Center, she’s writing poetry and organizing readings of poetry – sometimes in her own living room. Welcker, who has …


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 …


The Heart is the Door

Presumably we had driven 12 hours to see Expo ’74, but as we crossed plains and topped mountains my father’s face seemed to grow heavy and on the final span …


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 …


Spotlight: Local musicians hope to help tornado victims

Area musicians will perform a concert to benefit victims of last week’s powerful tornado in Moore, Okla. The lineup features Mark Schirtz, winner of the 2011 Spokane’s Got Talent contest …


Snow Angel

In deep winter I remember my wife and me on the couch


Winter Passage

In the heart of winter we see light and we give light. Recently I traveled the back roads of the north country. It was past dark and the land seemed …


The power of forgiveness

The end of love isn’t the end of a story by Shann Ray Ferch. In the new story he’ll read tonight in Spokane, love comes first. Then comes hatred, then …


Book Notes: Writers Series draws up last play for Shann Ray

The final edition of this year’s Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series will feature one of Gonzaga’s own. GU professor Shann Ferch, who writes under the name Shann Ray, will read …


Book Notes: Get Lit! will tip off with HooPalousa

As we inch closer to the start of Get Lit!, new details emerge. Such as this one: The 14th annual festival will tip off April 9 with a basketball game.


Book Notes: Novelist Egan set to read at GU

Time to mark your calendars for some upcoming author readings. Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011 for “A Visit from the Good Squad,” will give …


Book Notes: Bamontes’ latest hits shelves

A new book by the well-known local history team of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte, “Spokane: Our Early History – Under All is the Land” (Tornado Creek Publications), is now on …


Book Notes: Ferch scores big with debut collection

Shann Ray Ferch, a Gonzaga University professor writing under the pen name Shann Ray, releases his debut short-story collection “American Masculine” (Graywolf Press, $15) on Tuesday. It’s already getting high …