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How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism is read for The Bookshelf by the author, Eileen Garvin. It was first broadcast in 2011. Garvin's debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2021.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters. More information at www.eileengarvin.com

Eileen Garvin is the author of How to Be a Sister: A Love Story With a Twist of Autism.

Her debut novel, The Music of Bees, is forthcoming from Dutton.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their critters.

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "Feast, Smudge, Snag" by Tiffany Midge and "Waffle Hut" by Neal Thompson.

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "Volcanic" by Deb Caletti and "The Department of Long-Term Catastrophes" by Eli Francovich

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "Peebags for Manboy" by Matthew Sullivan and "My Father's Ashes" by Jamie Ford.

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "Redzone" by Ben Goldfarb and "Fissures" by Kris Dinnison.

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "Mayday" by Bruce Holbert and "Miriam and Clara, 1980" by Johanna Stoberock.

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020

Now in its seventh year, the Spokesman-Review Summer Stories is a special section in the Sunday Spokesman-Review newspaper featuring original short fiction by local authors on a common theme. This year’s theme is Mount Saint Helens, which erupted 40 years ago this year on May 18, 1980.

On Tonight's episode of The Bookshelf, we present two Summer Stories, "The Thick Darkness" by Shawn Vestal and "Rumblings” by Beth Piatote.

You can read the full Summer Stories series at www.spokesman.com/pages/summer-stories-2020


What if, right about now, every human soul were to answer

One little question it seems we’ve never considered:

How would we like this world to be?

Please, just imagine it, bravely and from the heart…

Speak it, write it, sign it, and share it…

What if we listen to each other, all the world around,

Starting with the kids?

What if, on what’s important, we find agreement enough to

Finally believe our world can get better? So we act like it,

And so it does? …What if?

-Greg Flint

An essay on life and death from The Bookshelf and The Poetry Moment frequent contributor, poet Dennis Held.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Six Napoleons.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

Lukas van der Walde reads the conclusion of "The Adventure of the Dying Detective" plus part 1 of "His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Dying Detective."

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Six Napoleons.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Six Napoleons.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Empty House.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Empty House

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Second Stain.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Second Stain.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Second Stain.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

The bookshelf returns with a classic mystery tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Second Stain.

Read for The Bookshelf by Lukas Van der Walde.  Produced by Annie Matson.

In this re-broadcast of "Inalnd Northwest Voices" from 1983, SPR's Phyllis Silver talks with renowned poet James McAuley.

Poetry Out Loud

Mar 16, 2020


Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest put on by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. High school students across the country memorize classic and contemporary poems and then compete head-to-head in live events. Mead High School student Jordan Mattox was this year’s Washington State Champion. She was scheduled to compete at the National Competition in Washington, D.C. at the end of April which has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

So, as a special showcase, we’re going to share a few features from the last two years’ Regional Poetry Out Loud events.

Pivot Spokane is a live storytelling event hosted quarterly. This event was recorded live on February 6, 2020. The theme of the evening was "Hooked." In this episode, storytellers Juli Stratton and Mandy Manning take the stage.

Pivot Spokane is a live storytelling event hosted quarterly. This event was recorded live on February 6, 2020. The theme of the evening was "Hooked." In this episode, storytellers Tyler Hubbs and Brent Bertsch take the stage.

Pivot Spokane is a live storytelling event hosted quarterly. This event was recorded live on February 6, 2020. The theme of the evening was "Hooked." In this episode, storytellers Ryan Tucker, Kate Burke, and Josh Porter take the stage.

Julia Sweeney

In celebration of Spokane Public Radio's 40th Anniversary, we present this episode from the archives, "Auntie's Voices: Nancy Roth Interviews Julia Sweeney," which originally aired in the 1990s. 

This classic adventure story was the first novel published by H.G. Wells, considered by many to be the father of science fiction. First serialized in The New Review in 1895, The Time Machine is credited with popularizing the concept of time travel.

Join Tom Lee as he reads this exciting story for The Bookshelf.

This classic adventure story was the first novel published by H.G. Wells, considered by many to be the father of science fiction. First serialized in The New Review in 1895, The Time Machine is credited with popularizing the concept of time travel.

Join Tom Lee as he reads this exciting story for The Bookshelf.

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