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Cheers to everyone who's said nice things about Pie & Whiskey

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“In vino, veritas; in whiskey, wit; in pie pleasure. With that Latin-inspired preamble, we are called west to an all-American literary event held annually in Spokane and Missoula named Pie & Whiskey. And yes, pie and whiskey are served while seriously talented writers read their new works loosely based on, yes again, pie and whiskey.”
— Foreword Reviews

“The key ingredient in Pie and Whiskey, both the event and the book, is its playfulness and accessibility. In each of the eight events held in Spokane and Missoula since 2012, in which Lebo and Ligon invite regional writers to submit short work about pie and/or whiskey, and then read that work in front of hundreds of people eating pie and drinking whiskey, things get rowdy. ‘To me it’s what a reading should be,’ says Jess Walter. ‘It’s lively and fun, and no one has that upward lilting poet voice.’ Plus, he says, butter and booze make a fertile prompt for writers.”

— Seattle Met

“A spot of firewater and a slice of sweet pie might not seem a natural combo, but it totally is when you add some always riveting, often ribald prose and poetry to the proceedings.”
— The Inlander

“Pie and Whiskey… proved so popular that people were turned away at the door.”
— The Missoulian