Brett Woodland, owner of Bloom and Nectar, will pair individual wines with the moods of stories and poems at the 6 p.m. dinner at 403 S. Main St. The audience will taste each wine as each writer reads from his or her work.
Tickets are $35 per person, with a limited number of tickets available for students that cost $25. Tickets may be purchased at Book People, 521 S. Main St., Moscow.
Barnes’s first memoir, “In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country,” received a PEN/Jerard Fund Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. Her latest, “In the Kingdom of Men,” set in 1960s Saudi Arabia was named a Best Book of 2012 by The Seattle Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Barnes teaches at the University of Idaho and lives with her husband, the poet Robert Wrigley, on Moscow Mountain.
Ligon is the author of “Drift and Swerve, A collection of stories” and “Safe in Heaven Dead,” a 2003 novel. His stories have appeared in many literary journals. He teaches at Eastern Washington University and is the editor of Willow Springs, a journal of poetry and prose.
McFarland teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Idaho. His most recent books are a critical study of regional memoir, “The Rockies in First Person” and a study of Longfellow’s “Evangeline.” McFarland’s fourth full-length book of poems, “Subtle Thieves,” was released in 2012. It joins his memoir of growing up in Florida, “Confessions of a Night Librarian and Other Embarrassments.” Current projects include a biography of Lt. Col. Edward J. Steptoe (1815-1865) and a study of biographical fiction in which Ernest Hemingway appears as an important character.
Orozco is the author of “Orientation and Other Stories.” He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Whiting Writers Award. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Idaho.
Teague is a poet and the author of “Mortal Geography,” winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and 2010 California Book Award, and “The Wise and Foolish Builders,” which will publish in 2015. A former NEA and Stegner Fellow, she is assistant professor of poetry at University of Idaho, faculty adviser for Fugue Literary Journal, and an editor for Broadsided Press.