Writing is, well... hard. Maybe you, too, feel this pain regularly; if not, ask any journalist, novelist, screenwriter, biographer, researcher, philosopher, etc., etc. Still, it can be easy (even for a writer) to imagine the act of writing itself being neatly contained between the beginning and end of any story put down on paper (or screen). Usually, though, it’s the least onerous part of the process. Local authors Kate Lebo (The Book of Difficult Fruit) and Sam Ligon (Miller Cane: A True and Exact History; first serialized right here in the Inlander) are teaming up to share the real truth behind writing, and both have several titles under their belts to prove it. Turns out, there’s lots of research, fact checking, rounds of editing, rewrites and much more. Event host Auntie’s requests guests RSVP for an accurate headcount in order to assure safety, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend.
Books are Made of Other Books with Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon • Fri, Sept. 24 at 7 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main Ave. • auntiesbooks.com • 509-838-0206
— Chey Scott