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April 8: WSU author signs book about blind adventurer

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. Copies of his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy, will be signed by Levy 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Bookie as part of Mom’s Weekend. » More …

Feb. 16, April 8: Book release, signing about blind adventurer

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. A book release party for his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy (pictured at right), will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at BookPeople in downtown Moscow, Idaho. » More …

April 12: Author to speak about notorious rare map thief

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Michael-Blanding-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow. » More …

Jan. 28: ‘Yellow House’ author talks about AIDS in 1980s

By Debbie Brudie, Humanities Planning Group

Treat-by-Steve-Shelton-Images-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Love, relationships and the fear of AIDS in early 1980s Seattle will be the focus as author John Whittier Treat reads from his first novel, “The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Honors Hall lounge at Washington State University. » More …

Nov. 16: Author/poet Alex Kuo to read from new works

Alex-Kuo-by-Ray-DengPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public reading and book signing by Chinese-American poet and author Alex Kuo will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Goertzen Hall 21 at Washington State University. The Bookie will have several of his earlier works available for sale. » More …

Oct. 6: Environmental writers to read, discuss work

Terry-Tempest-Williams,-left,-and-Brooke-WilliamsPULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental writers Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams will read from and discuss their work at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Washington State University CUB auditorium as part of the free, public Department of English Visiting Writer Series. » More …

March 24: Alum speaks on Nobel winner Mario Vargas Llosa

By Peggy Perkins, Honors College

WilliamsPULLMAN, Wash. – “A Nobel Laureate’s Journey: Stockholm via Pullman,” about the life and works of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, will be presented by Washington State University alumnus Raymond L. Williams at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Honors Hall Lounge at Washington State University. » More …

April 3: Crimson Reads celebrates faculty-authored books

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

BondTrevor-03-2011-80pPULLMAN, Wash. – A faculty author’s road to publication may only be fully appreciated by the librarians who, whether offering information or an ear, walk the same road to bring that book to light. Trevor Bond, head of Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University, followed one faculty member’s progress for eight years. » More …