meanwhile in Idaho…

February 5, 2021

photography by Dean Davis

We’ve mentioned the photographer Dean Davis and his impressive project, Pictures of Poets, a number of times. Boswell Corner Gallery at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene is currently exhibiting a selection of Davis’s multimedia portraits — 26-by-40-inch photographs accompanied by the poets’ spoken words. The exhibit will continue through Friday, March 26, 2021, with COVID protocols in place. If you can’t make it to Idaho, you can view the show on Pictures of Poets.

LFL extraordinaire

January 9, 2019

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

We’ve written before about the Little Free Library program. Here’s an LFL that’s really turning heads.

When Sharalee Armitage Howard “had to remove a huge tree that was over 110 years old” in front of her Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, home, she “decided to turn it into a little free library (which I’ve always wanted).” Beautifully crafted and complete with exterior and interior lighting and dentil molding in the shape of little books, her Little Free Library is open for browsing.

On her Facebook page, Howard explains that “this tree won’t look amazing until Spring when I can plant groundcover and cheerful perennials around it, touch up the paint, and fine-tune the trimwork,” but we think it looks pretty swell right now. Learn more and watch the video.

treats and retreats

April 24, 2016

Emma Larkins - writing outdoors

If you haven’t made your summer plans yet, this might be a good time to start thinking about the writing months ahead. When it comes to writing festivals and retreats, summer begins in May. Below is a selection of 2016 goings-on in the wider Cascadia region. Some of these events have fees and require applications. Follow the links for more information.

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photo by Emma Larkins

PNBA Award in Poetry

January 17, 2014

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

Robert Wrigley - Anatomy of MelancholyCongratulations to Robert Wrigley, whose collection Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems was selected for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2014 Award for Poetry.

Wrigley, an Idaho resident, will celebrate his award with local fans at Bookpeople of Moscow (Idaho).

Learn more about Robert Wrigley and visit his page on Facebook.

Read the poem, Anatomy of Melancholy, which appeared in Poetry magazine.

Find out about the other 2014 PNBA Book Award recipients.

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