The Bookshelf

KPBX: Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-7pm

The Bookshelf presents daily serialized half-hour book readings, featuring local and national authors and read by local Spokane voices. The Bookshelf, a celebration of the spoken word, is produced by Spokane Public Radio.

The Bookshelf: Poetry Slam

Oct 11, 2017

Poetry Slam poems are read in studio by five poets, including Isaac Grambo. 

The Book Shelf: Author Tim O' Brien

Oct 11, 2017

Producer Verne Windham reflects on having watched Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's public television series, The Vietnam War. Previously recorded Tim O'Brien reads excerpts from his book,  The Things They Carried. O' Brien's book tells his story of being a young man from Minnesota, experiencing the Vietnam War from his experience as an American Soldier at the time.  The Things They Carried was adapted as a play by the EWU Theater Department. 

Chris Howell: Astronomy Lesson  (poem)

Kate Lebo: The Loud-Proof Room (essay)

Maya Jewell Zeller: Five Short Poems

As published by One Story

Shawn Vestal reads Please Give Me One Good Reason Not to Hate You (short story)

Maya Jewel Zeller: Two Poems from Alchemy for Cells and Other Beasts

Sam Ligon: The 13 Wonders of Tammy. ​(from Pie and Whiskey)

Nance Van Winckel: Two poems about Kissing.