Novelist Samuel Ligon and poet Kate Lebo are braving the mountain pass to bring Seattle a collection of (very good) recipes and writings from Jess Walter, Steve Almond, Elissa Washuta, Anthony Doerr, and many others. They're all collected in a new book from Sasquatch called Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze.
Each literary story, poem, or essay in the book was spurred by and disseminated at reading parties the editors have been throwing out in Spokane and Missoula for the last few years or so. On Wednesday, November 15, Stranger Genius Award nominee Robert Lashley, Anastacia-Renée, and Washington State poet laureate Tod Marshall will read their contributions at Washington Hall.
I have no memory of eating pie and drinking whiskey at the same time. But the idea of sampling 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.