Surely there is something for everyone this week in our region. Right? Right?
The correct answer is yes. More events can be found in the calendar.
MOSCOW — Alaska author Eowyn Ivey will read from her latest novel at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at BookPeople of Moscow.
Ivey will read from “To the Bright Edge of the World,” which is set in Alaska at the end of the 19th century. The book will be available for sale and signing.
Her debut novel, “The Snow Child,” was a New York Times bestseller, published in more than 25 languages and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, according to a news release.
She worked for nearly a decade as a bookseller at independent Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, and prior to that as a reporter for the Palmer newspaper, the Frontiersman.
BookPeople is at 521 S. Main St.
LEWISTON — A collection of sculpture works from the late artist Shannon Uriona will be on display starting Sept. 22 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here.
The collection of pine needle basket works, called “Life Interwoven: the Art of Shannon Uriona Exhibition” will be on display through Oct. 28. An opening reception is 5 p.m. Friday and will feature Steven Hatcher, folk and traditional arts director for the Idaho Commissions on the Arts, as speaker.
Uriona, who lived in Meridian, Idaho, was a self-made artist who, while working on a pine tree farm outside of Boise, began the old craft of pine needle basket weaving, according to a news release. She added pieces of bones, seeds, pine cones, pods, feathers and other materials found in nature. Uriona dampened the pine needles and bound them together with raffia, soda straws, and a needle-in-the-coil method to create her sculptures.
Uriona’s work has been in galleries and festivals, including the Festival of the American West, the Indian Summer Festival Invitational in Wisconsin, and the Blue Heron in British Columbia, Canada. She died last year at 74.
The center, at 415 Main St., is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
“Rachmaninoff & Brahms” is the 46th season opener of the Washington Idaho Symphony this weekend in Pullman and Clarkston.
The symphony performances will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Pullman High School auditorium, and 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
The program will include Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18” featuring Rajung Yang on piano, and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90.” Yang is an associate professor of piano at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.washingtonidahosymphony.org.
MOSCOW — A series of discussions about filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest documentary about the Vietnam War will begin Sept. 27 here.
Each discussion is free and will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Cabin, 317 S. Howard St.
The 10-episode documentary began airing on PBS Sunday.
The discussions are sponsored by the Latah County Historical Society in collaboration with a group of Moscow veterans who served during the Vietnam War, according to a news release. Each session will open with a conversation about three to four episodes from the documentary, which attendees are encouraged to watch in advance.
A panel of veterans will then share their experiences as they relate to that period of the war, and will take questions from the audience. Attendees should keep in mind that the participating veterans were not involved in policy making, and therefore the discussions will be focused on their first-hand experiences, organizers advise.
The first discussion will focus on episodes one through three. Subsequent discussions include Oct. 11 on episodes four through seven and Oct. 25 on episodes eight through 10.