Aug. 22, 2019


The final installment of Miller Cane will appear in the Aug. 15 issue of the Inlander. And on Aug. 22, we’re going to celebrate the occasion with a wrap party — with drinks, a short reading, a conversation between Samuel Ligon and Jess Walter and music by BaLonely. The free event will be held at the Big Dipper, at 171 S. Washington, with doors at 7, conversation at 8 and music at 9. More details at


SEPT. 20: KICKOFF (free):

The first Miller Cane reading is set for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 pm, at the Washington Cracker Building, located at 304 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane. Doors open at 7 pm; wine from Overbluff Cellars and beer available for purchase. Come early to mingle with many of our brightest literary stars, including, of course, the author of Miller Cane, Samuel Ligon.

NOV. 15: LILAC CITY LIVE! (free):  

The author of Miller Cane, Samuel Ligon, will be a featured guest on the Nov. 15 Lilac City Live!, the “late night” talk show at Spokane’s Downtown Library. Doors and drinks at 7; the show starts at 8. Free admission. Also appearing on the show: musical guest Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love, artist Mary Anne Gebhart and comedian Mara Baldwin.


Pie & Whiskey will be a little different in 2019 — with an infusion of Miller Cane-inspired work. More details will be released later, but save the date! (It will be located at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane and, as usual, include pie and whiskey.) Pie & Whiskey was started by Samuel Ligon and his wife, Kate Lebo, in 2012, as raucous literary events featuring pie, whiskey and readings about those eponymous things. Together the couple edited a 2017 collection of works from readings in Spokane and Missoula, called Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze.

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