Recommended by Rich Smith
Novelist Samuel Ligon and poet Kate Lebo are braving the mountain pass to bring Seattle this collection of (very good) recipes and writings from Jess Walter, Steve Almond, Elissa Washuta, Anthony Doerr, and many others. Each literary contribution was spurred by booze-filled buttery reading parties the editors have been throwing out in Spokane and Missoula. I have no memory of eating pie and drinking whiskey at the same time. But the idea of pie and then whiskey appeals, or whiskey and then pie and then whiskey again, especially if those pies are made by Lebo, the best pie-maker there is. Plenty of both those staples will be available at this reading, in addition to fine poems and stories from Robert Lashley, Anastacia-Renée, and Washington State poet laureate Tod Marshall.