A trio of authors, including Spokane’s own Kris Dinnison, are joining forces for a group reading centered around their young adult novels, which share the common theme of teens struggling to find their place in the world. Dinnison’s 2015 novel, You and Me and Him, follows an overweight protagonist and her gay best friend, who both fall in love with the same guy. Joining her is Brie Spangler, whose debut novel Beast tells of a teen boy who for a transgender girl in his self-help group, and Portland-based Whitney Gardner, the author of You’re Welcome, Universe, about an artistic deaf teen and daughter of a lesbian couple. Of course, these descriptions only scratch the surface of the respective writers’ complex and very real characters; hear more about the trio’s individual processes to develop believable characters who definitely do not fit inside traditional literary molds.
Sat, April 8 at 7 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main • auntiesbooks.com • 838-0206