Spectacular summer weather begs a return to Quartz Mountain.
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This year’s edition of Get Lit once again featured a roll call of literary talent. Garth Stein headlined, but Shawn Vestal, Samuel Ligon, Jess Walter and numerous other local writers added to the mix.. Our favorite event this week involved Corinna Nicolaou.
On Wednesday, we attended an enlightening event with Corinna Nicolaou, author of A None’s Story. The session, held at Auntie’s Bookstore (one of our favorite venues), was followed by a sign and greet.
Thursday night brought the now famous Pie and Whiskey readings. This event’s unique blend of Dry Fly whiskey, homemade pie, slamming poetry and flash fiction never ages.
We look forward to seeing what surprises are in store for Get Lit! 2017. As you might have noticed, the countdown has already begun.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our snowy little corner of the world this year. A very merry holiday to you all.
Another day, another new fire in the Pacific Northwest. It seems as if each time one wildfire is contained, another is ignited. Over the weekend, three new blazes erupted in Washington alone. Towers of smoke from the Eastern Cascades can be seen from as far away as Seattle. The one silver (or better yet, crimson) lining in these smoke clouds is the spectacular array of hues incubated by their presence. Watching the sun set through forest fires, in this terrain, means you are on the wrong side of the wind. But with pragmatic vigilance and a little luck, worthy shots can be captured. Enjoy.
This year’s edition of Get Lit once again featured a roll call of literary talent, from Shawn Vestal and Sharma Shields to Kris Dinnison and Walter Kirn. Our personal festival experience seemed to revolve around Jess Walter and Sherman Alexie.
On Wednesday night, we attended the live podcast “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment”, hosted by award-winning authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. It was a raucous show that included audience participation, host readings and a bluesy, soulful performance from musical guest, Boss of Me. All told, a thoroughly entertaining evening.
Thursday morning, the fun continued with a visit to the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, which hosted a Q&A with author Alexie. The session was followed by a sign and greet.
Thursday night ,we attended the now famous Pie and Whiskey readings. This event’s unique blend of Dry Fly whiskey, homemade pie, slamming poetry and flash fiction continues to make it a festival favorite. Jess Walter was among the thirteen enthusiastic writers to take the Spokane Woman’s Center podium throughout the evening.
Lost Horse Press produced a chapbook from the P&W readings.
During the week, we visited a young writers group and caught up with some older author friends as well.
I would like to extend a personal thank you to Sam Ligon, Jess Walter, Sherman Alexie, Christine Holbert and Bruce Holbert, along with everyone else that helped make this year’s event a great success.
We look forward to seeing what surprises are in store for Get Lit! 2016.
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