We are thrilled to announce local author Kate Lebo and her essay collection “The Book of Difficult Fruit” for the 21st annual community reading event. Check out the book.
Spokane is Reading was started in 2001 as a way to inspire conversation among readers about a common topic—a book.
We’re hosting two appearances with Kate Lebo on Wednesday, October 26, 2022: 1pm at North Spokane Library (44 E Hawthorne Rd, Spokane) & 7pm at Central Library (906 W. Main, Downtown Spokane). Both events are open to the public with free admission.
Other relevant events:
Eve’s Apple: Fruit in Folklore & Fairytales | Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:30pm
The History of Apples | Saturday, October 29 @ 1pm
How to Make Fruit Leather | Saturday, October 29 @ 2pm
The Book of Difficult Fruit, Kate Lebo’s first collection of essays, was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Book Award 2022, and was considered a Best Book of the Year for 2021 by several publications, including:
- The Atlantic
- NPR’s Books We Love
- The Globe and Mail
- Electric Lit
- New York magazine’s Vulture (honorable mention)
Spokane Is Reading is the collaborative effort of Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Library District, and Auntie’s Bookstore. Many thanks to Friends of the Spokane Public Library for their generous contributions that support both the event and the purchase of additional copies of the book for the collection. For the past two years, Spokane Is Reading has produced reading lists in lieu of in-person author events. We are excited to return to an in-person community-wide read event this October.