Three fierce, feminist, female writers of the Pacific Northwest are joining forces for this virtual reading and discussion hosted by the locally owned Wishing Tree Books in Spokane’s South Perry District. While celebrating the release of Seattle-based author and journalist Kristen Millares Young’s highly praised debut novel Subduction, Moscow’s Alexandra Teague and Spokane’s Sharma Shields also share their respective poetry and prose. The trio collectively addresses the challenges of being women writers who defy patriarchal expectations in their work. Subduction is set on Makah Nation land in Washington state’s remote Neah Bay and centers around the convergence of two characters both grieving profound personal losses while seeking solace in a sense of belonging.
Sat, Oct. 24 at 7 pm • Online; hosted by Wishing Tree Books • Details at facebook.com/WishingTreeBooks
— Chey Scott