“Jess Walter was chosen because he’s both a Spokanite and a nationally known and respected writer,” said Thom Caraway, a professor in Whitworth’s English department. “For the 125th anniversary celebration this year, we wanted someone who could really enrich the campus environment, and Jess’s presence here will certainly do that.” Walter’s book of short fiction, We Live in Water, deals with questions of social justice in Spokane and around the Northwest.
Walter has been a finalist for the National Book Award as well as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He has also won a PNBA Book Award.
Upcoming Events with Jess Walter:
In the Writer’s Studio w/ Jess Walter
Tuesday, February 24th – 7:00pm
Weyerhaeuser’s Robinson Teaching Theatre
Reception & book signing to follow
This event will involve a sit-down interview as well as a reading and Q&A. Walter will mainly be talking about his work, including important themes such as social justice. Caraway says he will also touch on his relationship to Spokane and what makes him tick as a writer.
An Evening w/ Jess Walter
Tuesday, March 31st – 7:00pm
Music Recital Hall