The Bookshelf The Bookshelf presents daily serialized half-hour book readings Monday-Thursday, featuring local and national authors and read by local Spokane voices. The Bookshelf, a celebration of the spoken word, is produced by Spokane Public Radio.
The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

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The Bookshelf presents daily serialized half-hour book readings Monday-Thursday, featuring local and national authors and read by local Spokane voices. The Bookshelf, a celebration of the spoken word, is produced by Spokane Public Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

Get Lit! Festival 2019 Preview, Part 2

On this episode of The Bookshelf, readings from a small selection of the authors taking part in the 2019 Get Lit! Festival, which takes place April 22-28 at locations throughout Spokane. Greg Spatz , director of Eastern Washington University's MFA in Creative Writing program reads from his forthcoming collection of "book-matched" short stories and novellas, What Could Be Saved (Tupelo Press, 2019) Poet Ellen Welcker shares two poems. More information about these authors and the full festival

Get Lit! Festival 2019 Preview, Part 1

On this episode of The Bookshelf, readings from a small selection of the authors taking part in the 2019 Get Lit! Festival, which takes place April 22-28 at locations throughout Spokane. Writer, cartoonist, and teacher Simeon Mills reads from his forthcoming novel The Obsoletes (Skybound Books, 2019). Ellie Kozlowzki reads a passage from her recently released book Best Tent Camping Washington ( Menasha Ridge Press, 2018). Poet Tim Greenup reads from his self-published comic zine The Mall . Plus,

Shorty's Yarns by Bruce Kiskaddon, Part 4

Shorty's Yarns is a collection of cowboy stories by Bruce Kiskaddon read by Bill Siems, who edited the book. He also appears musically on the readings, singing some cowboy songs. Produced by Nancy Roth

Shorty's Yarns by Bruce Kiskaddon, Part 3

Shorty's Yarns is a collection of cowboy stories by Bruce Kiskaddon read by Bill Siems, who edited the book. He also appears musically on the readings, singing some cowboy songs. Produced by Nancy Roth

Shorty's Yarns by Bruce Kiskaddon, Part 2

Shorty's Yarns is a collection of cowboy stories by Bruce Kiskaddon read by Bill Siems, who edited the book. He also appears musically on the readings, singing some cowboy songs. Produced by Nancy Roth

Shorty's Yarns by Bruce Kiskaddon, Part 1

Shorty's Yarns is a collection of cowboy stories by Bruce Kiskaddon read by Bill Siems, who edited the book. He also appears musically on the readings, singing some cowboy songs. Produced by Nancy Roth

Spokane Poetry Showcase: Three Poets Laureate

Spokane continues to grow its reputation as a regional hotbed of poetry and literary events. On any given week, the choice is often not whether there is a reading, but which of several competing events to attend. One of the newest reading series is the Spokane Poetry Showcase, coordinated by poet Denis Held. The most recent showcase, held at Spokane's Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, March 10th featured all three of Spokane's past and present Poets Laureate reading together for the first

Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux, Part 30

Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of three boats and several luxury cars, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at

Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux, Part 29

Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of three boats and several luxury cars, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at

Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux, Part 28

Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of three boats and several luxury cars, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at

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