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The Bookshelf: Get Lit! Authors - Episode 1

Featuring local authors who are participating in this year's Get Lit! Festival. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Get Lit!, Spokane's annual literary festival. The festival takes place April 23rd - 29th at venues around Spokane. Full festival schedule at

This episode features readings by Kathryn Smith, Bruce Holbert, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Brooke Matson.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.