Presented by the Saint Martin's University English Program, the Les Bailey Writers Series brings writers and authors of note to campus to read and discuss their books. It was named in honor of Leslie G. Bailey, Ph.D., a gifted and inspiring English professor at Saint Martin's who was beloved for sharing his great passion for the written word with students. Bailey taught at Saint Martin's from 1975 until his death in 2010.
Award-winning author Jess Walter, a native son of Spokane whose 2012 novel, "Beautiful Ruins," spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Sellers List, will share his craft and body of work at the second annual Les Bailey Writers Series. Walter has authored eight books and his short story, "Mr. Voice," has been selected for Best American Short Stories 2015.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Norman Worthington Conference Center
An evening with Brian Doyle
Acclaimed author Brian Doyle, whose 14 books of nonfiction, essays, poems and stories provoke deep thought, as well as laughter, is the inaugural author for the Les Bailey Writers Series on October 8, 2014, in the Norman Worthington Conference Center.