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Wednesday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
An Afternoon of Praiseworthy Prose

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We are pleased to present a reading featuring four highly acclaimed writers from the Northwest. Each of these authors offer unique perspectives that allow for exploration into universal themes such as family, separation, and loss. These topics are approached through the lenses of their areas of expertise from journalists to bee keeper, with upbringings ranging from Mumbai to rural Indiana. These readings highlight the importance of individual perspectives and experiences that deepen our shared discussion on familiar topics such as family, grief, and loss. Our lineup includes: professor of journalism Sonora Jha, author and bee keeper Annie Lampman, educator and advocate Lois Melina, and Spokane author Erin Pringle.  

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Sonora Jha

Sonora Jha was born in India, where she had a successful career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Political Communication. She is now a professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the writer of... Read More →
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Lois Melina

Lois Melina is the author of The Grammar of Untold Stories (Shanti Arts LLC, 2020), a collection of sixteen essays. She has been a journalist and an educator and an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. After working as a newspaper reporter, Melina founded Adopted Child, a... Read More →
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Annie Lampman

Annie Lampman is the author of the novel SINS OF THE BEES (Pegasus/Simon & Schuster) and the limited-edition letterpress poetry chapbook BURNING TIME (Limberlost Press). As an undergrad, she studied Nez Perce oral traditions and language in addition to creative writing. She has a... Read More →
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Erin Pringle

Erin Pringle is the author of a novel, Hezada! I Miss You and two short story collections, The Whole World at Once and The Floating Order. She has written three chapbooks: How The Sun Burns Among Hills of Rock and Pebble, The Lightning Tree, and The Wandering House.  She was a recipient... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT