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Register by March 31 for April 7 Edible Book Festival
March 23, 2017

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Play with your food and your words during Washington State University Libraries’ second annual Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 7, part of WSU Mom’s Weekend activities.

Feb. 21: Literature helps understand today’s issues
February 16, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Parallels between past- and present-day concerns – and how literature helps illuminate them – will be discussed by Washington State University English professor Donna M. Campbell in “Edith Wharton’s Two Americas” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Goertzen 21.

Feb. 23: Award-winning poet, translator to read
January 30, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Writer and translator Rebecca Gayle Howell will give a free, public poetry reading and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Museum of Art as part of the Washington State University English Department Visiting Writer Series.

Feb. 15 deadline for futuristic military stories
December 6, 2016

future-army-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – In search of innovative, non-linear ideas about future technologies and trends, the U.S. Army is hosting the Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Competition – and writers at Washington State University are invited to enter, according to WSU ROTC instructor Chris Heatherly. The deadline is Feb. 15.

Nov. 7: ‘Painted Horses’ author to give reading, lecture
November 3, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

malcolmbrooks-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Malcolm Brooks, author of the region’s 2016 Everybody Reads book selection, “Painted Horses,” will give a reading and lecture at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Washington State University’s Terrell Library Quiet Study Lounge.

Nov. 9: Literary agent to discuss publishing industry
October 31, 2016

taryn-fagernessPULLMAN, Wash. – Literary agent and alumna Taryn Fagerness will share publishing industry insider tips at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Honors Hall Lounge as part of the free, public Department of English Visiting Writer Series at Washington State University.

Feathered ‘fiend’ has long played on our fears
October 31, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s Halloween, when this Washington State University Libraries patron’s mind turns to things that go bump – or, in this case, flap – in the night from a literary and not-so-literary point of view. This year, the subject is birds, the stuff of nightmares for many since Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds” was released in 1963.

Nov. 15: Memoir of growing up in the segregated South
October 27, 2016

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

tarantino-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash. – A dramatization of the 1943 book “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s searing autobiography spanning childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University. It is recommended for ages 12 and older.