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Sunday, April 23 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Spokane Stories

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Help us close out our 25th anniversary festival with some of our favorite Spokane writers Jess Walter, Leyna Krow, and Sharma Shields! Jess and Leyna will both be reading from their most recent books—Leyna’s historical novel Fire Season, which Jess Walter described as “devilishly funny and endlessly inventive” follows three scheming opportunists as their paths collide following a devastating fire in 1880’s Spokane. Over the years, Jess Walter has chosen Spokane for the backdrop of many of his short stories along with his historical novel The Cold Millions which is set not long after Leyna’s novel, in early 1900’s Spokane. Both writers use wry humor, memorable characters, and high emotional stakes to create beautiful stories set in Spokane and beyond. Following their readings, they will be in conversation with best-selling Spokane writer Sharma Shields. We would like to thank Spokane Public Library for their partnership on this event. 

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required. 

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Leyna Krow

Leyna Krow is the author of the short story collection I'm Fine, But You Appear To Be Sinking (Featherproof Books 2017) and the novel Fire Season (Viking 2022), which was nominated for The Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her second story collection Sinkhole & Other Inexplicable... Read More →
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Sharma Shields

Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and The Cassandra. Sharma’s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Lit, Catapult, Slice, Slate, Fairy Tale Review... Read More →
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Jess Walter

Jess Walter is the author of ten books, most recently the short story collection The Angel of Rome. His other books include the national bestseller The Cold Millions and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins; The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Citizen... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2023 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Spokane Public Library- nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall 906 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201