Pin It
Favorite

About the winner 

An enormous, hard-to-sell mansion in Spokane's Lincoln Park neighborhood is the unlikely fulcrum of Steve Wing's short story, "Seeing," which is the winner of The Inlander's 6th Annual Short Fiction Contest.


"The house is not too far from where I live," says Wing. "It's actually the old Hutton Mansion." As a member of the Friends of Lincoln Park Committee, he sometimes led tours of the graceful old residence, which is how he discovered the realtor was having a hard time moving such an enormous, expensive property. "It's so huge and so beautiful, but there was no parking lot for any commercial use, and it was too big or expensive for a lot of families to afford. I thought it would make a great setting for a story some day."


Wing spent his formative years in Montana. He was born and raised in Butte, and he has a degree in creative writing from the University of Montana, where he studied under Richard Hugo, William Kittredge and Rick Demarinis. He lived for a time in Seattle before settling in Spokane with his wife and two children. Although he currently works as a technical writer for the Lambert Group, Wing has continued to write both non-fiction and short stories, including one three-year novel endeavor. "It didn't work out, but I learned from it," he says. "I learned what I couldn't do." When asked what he does when he's not writing, Wing smiles and says "reading. To prime the pump." F





Auntie's Bookstore, sponsors of The Inlander's 6th Annual


Fiction Contest, will host Steve Wing at a reading on Thursday,


Jan. 17, at 7:30 pm. Our runners-up, Ann Clizer and George


Thomas, will also participate. Call: 838-0601.

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Age of Zaycon
  • Age of Zaycon

    Spokane Valley's Zaycon Fresh found a way to make millions selling meat — and now it's trying to make a lot more
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Hazy Days of Summer
  • Hazy Days of Summer

    Smoke blankets the region; plus, Patty Murray on the proposed Iran deal
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Brick by Brick
  • Brick by Brick

    Development continues in downtown Spokane; here are some construction projects that could change the city's urban core
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Gathering at the Falls Pow Wow

Gathering at the Falls Pow Wow @ Riverfront Park

Aug. 28-30

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Manufacturing Fear

    Spokane's Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people
    • Aug 12, 2015
  • Hopeless for Heroin

    As heroin deaths continue to rise in Washington state, what can a parent do to save a child from the depths of addiction?
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Briefs


marijuana


Comment


Publisher's Note


BUSINESS


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation