2013 SPOKANE Bedtime Stories
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
For the second year in a row, Bedtime Stories returns to Spokane for an illuminating evening of food, wine and words. This year’s event takes place Sept. 20, so save the date!
Bedtime Stories features celebrated Northwest authors who pen original short works inspired by the evening's theme and read them aloud while guests enjoy a delicious multi-course dinner and great wine. Without fail, the stories enchant, surprise, and entertain, all while inspiring conversation and critical thinking - the core of Humanities Washington's mission.
Critically acclaimed Northwest authors will debut original short works inspired by this year's event theme, Pillow Talk.. This year’s writers include Jess Walter, Kathleen Flenniken, Sharma Shields, and Shawn Vestal, with emcee Gary Stokes.
Bedtime Stories is a fundraiser supporting Humanities Washington’s efforts to spark conversation and critical thinking, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.We are especially excited to bring this event back to Spokane after our inaugural event in 2012 was such a success, raising over $35,000 for Humanities Washington’s programs. Our work — from family reading programs to traveling exhibits — brings high-quality cultural programs to Spokane and the state.
For information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing a table contact Wendy Stauff at (206) 682-1770 or .
What: Bedtime Stories Spokane 2013
When: Sept. 20, 2012: Registration and pre-reception begin at 6:00 p.m., dinner seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside Spokane, WA 99201 [directions]
Jess Walter is the nationally bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and Citizen Vince, and was the emcee at last year's Bedtime Stories event.
Kathleen Flenniken is the current Washington State Poet Laureate and author of two collections of poetry, Plume and Famous.
Sharma Shields is the author of the short story collection Favorite Monster, winner of the Autumn House Fiction Contest.
Shawn Vestal is the author of Godforsaken Idaho, a collection of short stories, and is a columnist and reporter for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane.
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