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Thursday, April 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
True Histories of the Pacific Northwest

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Historical fiction offers a unique opportunity to blend research with imagination and creativity. Writers Alix Christie, Rebekah Anderson, and Elaine Cockrell all explore the experiences of real communities in Eastern Washington and the Northwest through the lens of their own family and cultural histories. Beyond sharing captivating stories, their novels shed light on important issues surrounding social justice and environmental impacts. In this virtual event, Alix and Rebekah will read excerpts from their novels followed by a conversation led by Elaine. The authors plan to be part of a live chat during the premiere of this event on YouTube, so don’t miss this opportunity to speak with them directly about their work and writing lives!

This event is virtual and will premiere at the time scheduled above. YouTube link coming soon! *Note that the authors may be present during the live chat so come prepared to meet them virtually and ask them about their work!

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Alix Christie

Alix Christie grew up in California, Montana and British Columbia. She is a prize-winning journalist and author of novels, reportage and stories. Her debut novel, “Gutenberg’s Apprentice,” was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and long-listed for the International... Read More →
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Elaine Cockrell

Elaine Cockrell grew up amid wheat and sugar beet fields of her family's farm near Adrian, Oregon. She lived in a multi-cultural world with Basque sheepherders, Mexican itinerant fieldhands, and Japanese-American families, most of whom settled there at the end of World War II. After... Read More →
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Rebekah Anderson

Rebekah Anderson's debut novel, "The Grand Promise" was released by Empty Bowl Press in 2022. Published on June 1, the 80th anniversary of the Grand Coulee Dam, the book is a work of literary fiction inspired by her family history and imagines the experiences of real Eastern Washington... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am PDT