2023 Books & Brews

Join us to celebrate the successes of our local writers! Books & Brews is FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public. This event is an opportunity for the public to meet and greet local authors in a festive book fair atmosphere. Moscow Brewing Company is the beverage provider and non-alcoholic options will be available.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Participating Authors

Jim Allen

Jim Allen is a retired child psychotherapist. Following their retirement, he and his wife, Fauna moved to Moscow, ID to be closer to their children and grandchildren. During his career, Jim wrote numerous works for use in this work with children and youth, including two young adult novels. Following his retirement, he has completed a coming-of-age memoir entitled, Eucalyptus 12:13. Set in the 1950s and 1960s this story provides a nostalgic glimpse of a time gone by told from the point of view of a mischievous, insightful, and hyperactive kid who frequently finds himself at odds with the adults in his life.

Khaliela Wright*

Khaliela Wright earned her master’s degree in economics from Washington State University. Combining her love of books and business, she founded the Palouse Writers Guild with the goal of bringing professional development to authors, championing indie books sales, and helping self-publishers navigate the business side of writing. When not immersed in business and economic statistics for work, she writes feature articles and columns as a freelancer. Khaliela lives in rural Idaho and delights in being anything but the quintessential small-town girl.

Learn more at: www.khalielawright.com.
*Workshop Presenter

Mark Ready

Mark Ready is a native of the Lewis-Clark Valley and former small business owner.  Proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, Mark did not begin writing until age 50.  He emphasizes the mystical, the miraculous, and the mysterious in his Hedwig Books, which are set in Europe during the late seventeen hundreds, when science and learning were encroaching on the word of the church.

Learn more at: Mark my Words and Stories (wordpress.com)

Mary De Bord

Mary is De Bord is a recently retired registered dental hygienist/consultant formerly known as “The Tooth Fairy.” In addition to writing, her hobbies include travel, oil painting, gardening, and repurposing found “treasures.” She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her beloved poodle, Bijou. Mary resides in Spokane, WA.

Peter M. Quint*

Drawing from his career as a teacher, leader and advocate within and for the Deaf community, Peter M. Quint writes novels about Deaf characters facing life challenges which shake their foundations and beliefs. Outside fiction, he enjoys household building projects and fitness activities, such as running and biking. He and his wife Pratibha live in Spokane, Washington, and love exploring the beautiful woods near their home with their Deaf dog Asha.

Learn more at: www.peterquint.com.
Connect on Facebook @peterquintdeafauthor and Instagram @pmquint5
*Workshop Presenter

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott and his wife, Sue, moved to Moscow, Idaho for his job with the Federal Probation and Parole Service in October 1980.  He founded the Camas Prairie Winery in the fall of 1983 in his garage and ran the winery until he sold it in 2011.  Stu retired from the federal service in Sept 1998.  After retiring, he still worked part-time as a Protective Services Agent and body-guard until 9/11/01. Much of his writing has been influenced by his work in federal law enforcement.  His book, Gritty, Grisly and Greedy: Crimes and Characters Inspired by 20 Years as a Fed includes stories of crimes committed in the Inland Northwest, including some crimes committed here on the Palouse.

William Engels

William C. Engels was born in Seattle, Washington and spent his childhood throughout the U.S. and in three European countries–Germany, Italy, and Greece. He received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas and M.A. and Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, all in English Literature. He taught for eleven years in Mongolia and South Korea, and six years in Bangladesh, where he also served as a school principal. He currently tutors part-time at the Graduate Writing Center at WSU in Pullman.

This year featured authors will have an opportunity to read from their work.

Reading at 5:00 pm: Peter M. Quint, Jim Allen, Mary De Bord, and William Engels
Reading at 7:00 pm: Stuart Scott, Mark Ready, and Khaliela Wright

Winners of the Palouse Writers Guild writing contests will be announced promptly at 6:30 pm. Entries and judges score sheets will be available for pick-up after winners are announced.  Any entries not picked up the night of the event will be destroyed.


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