Thursday, October 7, 2010

Writing related events this weekend…


Retired EWU professor John Keeble presents his critically acclaimed novel, Broken Ground, which was recently reissued; Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane 7:00pm


B. J. Campbell and Cougar Bob will have a book signing for Close Call The True Tales of Cougar Bob at Black Sheep Sporting Goods, 308 W. Seale Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Meet the north Idaho native who has packed more thrills into a lifetime than a dozen people and lived to tell about them. His wife, B.J., is the skilled author of these stories as well as other tales of Cougar Bob. 11:00-2:00

J.R. Parker, a 19-year-old author from Idaho, will sign copies of his young adult fantasy novel, Kestrel’s Midnight Song at Auntie’s. 1:30

Betty Hodges, local author, will sign copies of her beginning reader book, Jamie and The Haunted Lighthouse. Auntie’s. 1:30 pm

Play-Makers Spokane is back at Auntie's with a staged reading of short plays, Hit & Run IV: A Staged Reading of Short Plays by local authors Sandra Hosking and Paul Ruch, as well as by playwrights from as far away as New York. Plays range from a drama that takes place in a snow globe to a comedy about a man who finds a surprise guest in his closet. Directors include Anne Selcoe, David McCallum, Toni Cummins, Will Gilman, Kat Malcolm, and Ron Ford. Free admission. 2:00-4:00

A heads up for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

Novelist Sara Paretsky to Speak in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, October 15, 7:00 pm

The Idaho Humanities Council is bringing best-selling author, Sara Paretsky, to Coeur d’Alene for the 7th Annual Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner. The event includes dinner, lecture, Q & A period, and book signing. A special reception to meet with the author prior to the dinner will be held at a private home and is included in a benefactor level ticket. Paretsky will explore in her talk the theme “Truth, Lies, and Duct Tape: Writing in an Age of Silence,” based on the title essay of her 2007 best-selling collection of essays. The event will begin with a no-host reception at 6:00pm at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., with Paretsky’s talk to follow. Hastings will be facilitating book sales and book signing after the lecture. There are two ticket levels. The general ticket ($45) includes admission to the dinner and lecture. The benefactor ticket ($100) includes admission to and preferential seating at the dinner and lecture, and access to a private reception with Paretsky in a local home prior to the event. Tickets are available by calling 888-345-5346.


Nancy Owens Barnes said...

Thanks for the reminders, Norm. I hope to get to B. J. Campbell's book signing this time. I have unsuccessfully tried to attend twice, so maybe this third time will be the charm.

Brooklyn Ann said...

Lots of fun events here! Thanks for sharing!