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SPOKANE Bedtime Stories

Humanities Washington

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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For the first time ever, Bedtime Stories comes to Spokane for an illuminating evening of food, wine and words. This year’s event takes place Sept. 28, 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.  The Bedtime Stories gala began in Seattle and for several years Humanities Washington has wanted to bring this incredible evening to Spokane.

Finally, this year, some of the Northwest’s best authors will debut original short works inspired by the event theme, Red Eye. This year’s writers include Jim Lynch, Shann Ray, Kim Barnes, and Nance Van Winckel, with emcee Jess Walter.

Bedtime Stories is a fundraiser supporting Humanities Washington’s efforts to spark conversation and critical thinking, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.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 Kari Dasher at (206) 682-1770 x103 or

Remaining individual tickets will go on sale this summer.

The Event

What: Bedtime Stories Spokane 2012
Sept. 28, 2012:
Registration and pre-reception open at 5:30 p.m., dinner seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Skyline Ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Dr., Spokane, WA 99201 [directions]
Honorary Co-chairs
: Liz Burroughs and
Dr. Elizabeth Welty


The Authors

Jim Lynch is the author of the award-winning Northwest novels The Highest Tide and Border Songs. His latest acclaimed novel is Truth Like the Sun. 

Shann Ray is the author of American Masculine, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011 selection. He teaches at Gonzaga University.

Kim Barnes, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is a professor at the University of Idaho and author of five books. Her latest novel is In the Kingdom of Men.

Nance Van Winckel is professor emerita at Eastern Washington University. The award winning poet has two new books due in 2013.

Emcee Jess Walter is a National Book Award finalist for The Zero and the author of six novels. His latest novel is Beautiful Ruins.

Have questions about SPOKANE Bedtime Stories? Contact Humanities Washington

When & Where

Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Ballroom
303 W North River Dr
Spokane, WA 99201

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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