Laila Lalami at Get Lit! 2017

Laila Lalami at Get Lit! 2017

Laila Lalami is no stranger to crossing borders. Born in Morocco, educated in Great Britain and the U.S., Lalami explores the limits and complexities of national and individual identity, race, displacement, and belonging in her fiction. Morocco plays a part in much of...

Heart of the Rat Chapbook Release

While November has been a difficult month for many people, there is a lot to be thankful for here in Spokane. This month’s readings, chapbook releases, and other gatherings have reminded me of how grateful I am to belong to such a supportive literary community. It’s...

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Spokane Civic Theatre

“Show me a person who hasn´t known any sorrow and I’ll show you a superficial,” says Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire. The characters in A Streetcar Named Desire have known sorrow, as well as superficiality, pleasure, pain,...

Diane Cook battles “Man V. Nature”

by Makayla Wamboldt Diane Cook is no stranger to storytelling. After years sharing other people’s stories as a producer for This American Life, Cook is sharing some of her own. Man V. Nature, her 2014 debut collection of short stories, was a finalist for the Los...

Books for a Desert Island

by Alex Baker Forget a radio or flare gun. If I were on a desert island, I’d just want a backpack full of books. In the unlikely event that I find myself marooned in the middle of the ocean, I’d want to bring The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, The Kite Runner by...
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