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Ammi Midstokke's "All the Things"

Ammi Midstokke
Savanna Rothe
Spokane Public Radio
Ammi Midstokke, author of the essay collection "All the Things," in the SPR performance space

Popular Spokesman-Review columnist discusses her debut collection of essays

Sandpoint-area writer Ammi Midstokke braved a late-season snowfall to join E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio and talk about her debut collection of essays, All the Things.

Subtitled Mountain Misadventure, Relationshipping, and Other Hazards of an Off-Grid Life, Midstokke's book is drawn from her years as a columnist for the Spokesman-Review and is published by the local press Latah Books.

Ammi offered some detail on her off-grid existence as a child and later as an adult, healing as a recurring theme in her writing and the level of candor or self-censorship in what she chooses to share in her more personal essays.

During the interview she read the essay "That Time a Worst Nightmare Came True" about discovering lice in her daughter's hair just before their departure for a big camping trip.

As part of the launch of All the Things, Ammi is appearing with the Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages on Wednesday, March 15 at the Bing Crosby Theater.

Tickets and more information are available at the Northwest Passages website.