A Meeting of the Medusas
Thursday May 06, 2021 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
A Meeting of the Medusas: Readings in Mythic and Oceanic Magic, featuring award-winning writers Kathryn Nuernberger and Kathryn Smith and their respective and lauded new books, THE WITCH OF EYE and SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CEPHALOPOD. Novelist and Wishing Tree bookseller Sharma Shields will moderate this discussion of environmental collapse, animalia, witches, language, mythology, and transformation.
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About the Authors:
Kathryn Nuernberger writes about the history of science and ideas, renegade women, plant medicines, and witches. Her latest books are The Witch of Eye, a collection of essays about witches and witches trials, and RUE, poems about plants historically used for birth control. She teaches poetry and nonfiction in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.
Kathryn Smith is a Spokane-based poet and mixed media artist. Her latest poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, won the 2019 Jake Adam York Prize and was published in February by Milkweed Editions. She is also the author of Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017) and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin (Open Country Press, 2019). More at www.kathrynsmithpoetry.com.
Daisy by Jessixa Bagley, BOOK LAUNCH!
Tuesday March 02, 2021 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
"Daisies seem so simple on the surface, but when you look closely you see their hidden beauty."
That's what Daisy the warthog's mom always says, and it's the reason she got her name. But when Daisy goes to school, she doesn't feel like her name. The other kids, Rose, Violet, and Petunia, make fun of her and call her "Thistle."
Some readers may feel that the mean girls are let off the hook or wish that Daisy was more defiant in the face of exclusion. But Bagley, always the soul of empathy, doesn’t focus on fixing Daisy or her situation. The story’s power—and genuine hope—comes from an author acknowledging and validating her protagonist’s feelings.
Order today! We still have signed bookplates for books purchased at WTB!
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This Is My America by Kim Johnson
Tuesday February 16, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
YA books aren't just for young adults. In her debut novel, "This Is My America," Kim Johnson explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. The book - an NPR Best Book of the Year and 2021 Pac Northwest Book Award Winner - is the start of a new partnership between The Spokesman Review's Northwest Passages and Wishing Tree Books.