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Monday, April 17
 

7:00am

Window Dressing & Get Lit! Installations

Window Dressing/Get Lit! installations feature the transformation of empty storefronts into a symbiotic environment for the celebration of literary inspiration provided by our festival authors for visual art created by local talents. This year, artist Mallory Ware will be creating an exhibit inspired by Alexandra Teague’s The Principles Behind Flotation and artist Zach Grassi will be using Jason Rekulak’s The Impossible Fortress as his inspiration.

Both installations will be at the Ridpath Hotel during the entire month of April, and for some time beyond. The authors will be encouraged to visit the exhibit after their reading at Auntie’s Bookstore on Saturday at 3 pm, so please join us then for a reading/exhibit walk or check out the installations on your own during the week!


Monday April 17, 2017 7:00am - 11:30pm
Ridpath Hotel 515 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Inspired Happy Hour

Come enjoy a special happy hour event at The Wandering Table that is sure to inspire. As part of our Get Lit! Inspired Partnerships, talented chef and restaurant owner Adam Hegsted, a semifinalist in 2016 for the prestigious James Beard Award, has used our festival authors as inspiration to create special appetizers and drinks that will be offered throughout the week, and during this unique happy hour event. Come enjoy these inspired dishes while you mingle with the literary movers and shakers of Spokane. Chef Hegsted is generously donating one dollar to Get Lit! for every inspired special sold, so please come down to support Get Lit! and experience a culinary/literary pairing not to be missed!

Be sure to support Chef Hegsted and others this June by attending Crave NW at Spokane Valley, the Inland Northwest's premier food and drink celebration. Crave NW is a unique culinary event that will showcase the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the Northwest. In addition to artisan food samplings, Crave NW will offer wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail tastings, with an emphasis on Northwest producers and ingredients. Learn more about the region’s premier food and drink festival by visiting www.cravenw.com


Monday April 17, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wandering Table 1242 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201

8:00pm

Spokane Poetry Slam Finals

$8 in advance, $10 at the door


The top eight poets from the 2016-2017 Spokane Poetry Slam season compete against each other in an epic three-round slam. The top four poets from the night will make up the team that will represent Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado in August. The top scoring poet from the night earns the title of Spokane Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion and will represent Spokane at the Individual World Poetry Slam, which will be held in Spokane in October.

Monday April 17, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Bartlett 228 W Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 99201
 
Tuesday, April 18
 

6:00pm

Randy Henderson Reading and Workshop

Free; suggested donation of $5 for the workshop

Randy Henderson is the author of the darkly humorous The Family Arcana trilogy. The series begins with Finn Fancy Necromancy, in which we meet necromancer Finn Graymaraye. After serving twenty-five torturous years for a crime he did not commit, Finn is soon to be released from his disembodied imprisonment. But it would seem the same someone who framed him before is back--and up to their old tricks. What’s a necromancer to do? Finn’s adventure continues with Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free and Smells Like Finn Spirit. Henderson was a grand-prize winner of the Writers of the Future contest in 2014, graduated from the Clarion West workshop in 2009, and is a self-proclaimed milkshake connoisseur. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as Escape Pod and Realms of Fantasy.

Workshop: Plot vs. Character Arc vs. Story
How to make your external plot work with the inner transformation of your main characters to enhance the impact of both, and how to get unstuck when they don't play well together.

We are accepting a suggested donation of $5 for the writing workshop, though all are welcome. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m., following the reading. Interested writers may sign up for the workshop at the event, reserve a space by e-mailing getlit@ewu.edu, or by calling 509-828-1498.


Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Auntie's Bookstore 402 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

UNLOVED: A Poetic Encyclopedia of Ostracized Animals with Laura Read, Kathryn Smith, and Jessica Wade

Free; chapbooks will be on sale for $10

This poetry project, led by Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read and poet Kathryn Smith, explores our experiences with the "unloved" characters of the animal kingdom via art by Jessica Wade. Through a two-session writing workshop, we've explored our experiences with creatures often left on the margins of affection and then workshop our pieces. Poems from the workshop will appear in a limited edition Spark Central chapbook released during GetLit! on Tuesday, April 18th. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the chapbook which will be sold to the public for $10. All proceeds from these sales will go to Spark Central.

Tuesday April 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Spark Central 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

Writers in the Community Poetry Slams

Teen: 7:00-8:00 pm

College: 8:30-9:30 pm

Registration is free and begins 30 minutes before each slam. We ask that participants bring canned food for the WITC food drive. For more information contact witc.ewu@gmail.com

Poets perform their work in the form of a friendly competition, scored by an audience of judges. It’s an event that makes space for creative thinkers to explore the power of their words both written and spoken.


The Get Lit! poetry slams turns the spotlight on teens (age 15-18) and college students of any age.* Participants may compete alone or in teams. Each participant should bring two poems, and each performance will be scored, following the same rules as Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets are judged on content, originality and performance, and limited to three minutes per round.

The poetry slams are hosted by EWU’s Writers in the Community, a program which allows graduate students to volunteer at area schools, correctional facilities, hospitals, shelters and other community organizations as creative writing teachers.


*Participants on the cusp of one age group may choose where they feel more comfortable competing. We don’t place language or content restrictions on the slams, so we leave this decision to the poets and their parents.

Tuesday April 18, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kress Gallery River Park Square, 808 W Main Ave #400, Spokane, WA 99201
 
Wednesday, April 19
 

12:00pm

A Writers’ Discussion: The Revision Process Featuring Maya Jewell Zeller, Shawn Vestal, and Kris Dinnison
This special event begins with three talented undergraduate writers who will get the chance to sit down with widely published authors for one-on-one feedback, Writers’ Center style. Following this private event at 11a.m., the authors will discuss the revision process with EWU Writers’ Center responder, and poet, Kristina Pfleeger. The feedback sessions will be private, but the panel at 12:00 is free and open to the public.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EWU Writer's Center Spokane 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 257 Spokane, WA 99202

6:00pm

Thank You, Teacher Reading
Free

What do rock stars, Nobel laureates, bestselling novelists, astronauts, and attorneys have in common? A teacher changed their lives. Bruce and Holly Holbert have combined their creative talents to bring us the stories of teachers who have changed lives all around the country in an anthology of true, personal experiences called Thank You, Teacher. Bruce is a teacher of 30 years who holds an MFA in Creative Writing. Holly holds a degree in Education from Eastern Washington University. They will be joined during this event by Michael Copperman, author of the memoir Teacher, which considers the distance between the idealism of Teach for America’s creed that “One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and reach their full potential” and what it actually means to teach in America’s poorest and most troubled public schools.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Auntie's Bookstore 402 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

6:30pm

Broken Mic with Tara Hardy

Tara Hardy is the working-class queer femme poet who writes and teaches
in Seattle, Washington. She is the founder and current creative director of Bent, a writing institute for LGBTIQ people based in Seattle. In 2002, she was elected by the people and named by the city council as Seattle's Poet Populist, or poet of the people, and she won the Seattle Grand Slam Champion title in the same year. She holds an MFA from Vermont College in fiction writing, and an MSW from the University of Michigan in community organizing.


Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Neato Burrito 827W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

Laila Lalami Reading

Free

Laila Lalami is the winner of the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and, among many other accolades, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her highly acclaimed second novel, The Moor’s Account, is a fictional memoir tracing the journey of a Moroccan slave as he and a crew of Spanish explorers face starvation, disease, and other obstacles after landing in Florida. Moroccan-born and raised, Lalami’s work is frequently concerned with identity and culture, as well as contemporary issues facing muslims and the Arab world. Her first book, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, is a collection of short stories about immigrants attempting to escape Morocco for a better life. Her debut novel, Secret Son, explores culture, class, and individuality in a chaotic, sectarian world from a Moroccan teenager’s point of view. Also an essayist and columnist, she is a regular contributor for Newsweek, The Nation, and the Los Angeles Times. Lalami holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Southern California. A recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she currently teaches at the University of California at Riverside.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
SCC/Hagan, Lair Auditorium 1810 N Greene St. Spokane, WA 99217-5399
 
Thursday, April 20
 

4:00pm

Finding Your Edge: How Teens Can Hone Their Writing
Free

Young writers Lauren Gilmore (Outdancing the Universe), Ben Read, and Brittan Hart (editor of RiverSide Storybook) share how to go from good to exceptional. Listen as they discuss what useful workshopping looks like, how to find meaningful feedback and opportunities to grow your skills, how to keep writing when the "feeling" isn't there, and strategies to make time to write while balancing homework and extracurricular activities.

**NOTE: The printed festival guide shows this panel on Wednesday the 19th. This is incorrect. The panel is Thursday the 20th. Please contact us with any quesitons.

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spark Central 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201

6:00pm

Love and Outrage Zine Release

Free

Join the Love & Outrage collective and the local writers featured in our Spring 2017 issue, "Resistance," for a night of poetry, prose, song, love, and outrage. The new quarterly zine will be available for purchase for $7 and back issues of Love & Outrage will be available for $5 while supplies last. More information and call for submissions available at www.loveandoutrage.org.


About Love & Outrage:

The Love & Outrage collective was founded in fall 2015 by poets who noticed a disconnect between art and activism in the Spokane community. Since then, L&O has published a quarterly zine of poetry, prose, and art on topics including patriarchy, nature, police, and government. After the 2016 elections, Love & Outrage formed a choir, which performs at rallies and in mischievous settings around the city. We exist to promote a counter culture of courage in an age of uncertainty and fear. For more information, visit www.loveandoutrage.org.

This event is all ages, however there may be adult content and language.

Thursday April 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Spark Central 1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

An Evening of Poetry Sponsored by Lost Horse Press

$10; free to high school and college students with student ID.

In celebration of Christopher Howell’s new collection of poetry, Love’s Last Number, he will be joined by his friends and fellow poets Nance Van Winckel and Albert Goldbarth to read from their latest works. The poems in Love’s Last Number are deeply concerned with the nature of time and our relationship with it. As the publisher, Milkweed Editions, says, these poems get at the core of “what we do about memory, love, grief, war, and the contradictions implicit in the human search for meaning.” Alberto Rios describes reading Love’s Last Number as an experience of being “quietly drawn into an entire book of war poems, demonstrating the abidingly cruel relationship between human beings and the inexorable. It is a circumstance so quietly and powerfully vivified time and again.” Howell’s tenth collection of poetry marks the continuation of a talented career distinguished by appearances in anthologies and journals such as Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Crazy Horse, Denver Quarterly, Field, Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, Hudson Review, Iowa Review, Northwest Review, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review, and Volt. He is the recipient of three Pushcart Prizes and two National Endowment Fellowships.

Nance Van Winckel’s most recent poetry collection, Our Foreigner, won the Pacific Coast Poetry Series Prize. She often challenges the expectations of form in her work, as she does in Ever Yrs, a novel in the form of a scrapbook, and Book of No Ledge, an encyclopaedic collection of visual poems. Van Winckel is the recipient of two NEA poetry fellowships, three Pushcart Prizes, and many other awards.

Albert Goldbarth is the author of over twenty collections of poetry and three collections of essay. He has received prestigious fellowships and awards such as the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Mark Twain Poetry Award. His newest collection, The Loves and Wars of Relative Scale, engages perspective, proximity, and the intersection of large-scale universe and individual-scale joys and tragedies. Goldbarth delivers yet another dynamic collection to the discussion.

Founded in 1998, Lost Horse Press has continually published and promoted fine contemporary literature. Lost Horse Press will sell all of the books mentioned above at the event and will host a signing after the reading.

You can purchase tickets here.

Thursday April 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lincoln Center 1316 N Lincoln St, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00pm

Pie & Whiskey
Doors at 9, reading begins at 9:30. $5 at the door gets you one slice of pie and one shot of Dry Fly Whiskey,  21+

"Is it good? Sir, it is pie. It will bring to camp any idiot that sits in darkness anywhere.” --North American Review, 1901

"The whiskey on your breath/could make a small boy dizzy." --Theodore Roethke (“My Papa’s Waltz”)

Hosted by Sam Ligon, author, editor of Willow Springs, and Professor of Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University, and Kate Lebo, author of Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter, the event features 12 authors reading flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry inspired by a deep affinity and abiding appreciation for both pie and whiskey.


Pies served at the event are baked by Kate Lebo, in partnership with Batch Bakeshop. A limited number of chapbooks containing work from the readers will be on sale for $10. The chapbooks are designed by Lost Horse Press, printed by Gray Dog Press, and hand-stitched by EWU students. While sales of the chapbook help support the event, donations are also gladly accepted. We would like to thank Don Poffenroth and Dry Fly Distilling for generously donating the whiskey.

The Pie & Whiskey readers include:

Elissa Ball

Jeffrey Dodd

Melissa Huggins

Robert Lashley

Kate Lebo

Sam Ligon

Kat Smith

Neal Thompson

David Ratcliff

Katrina Roberts

Jess Walter

Katharine Whitcomb

Thursday April 20, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Cracker Co. Building 304 W. Pacific Spokane, WA 99201
 
Friday, April 21
 

9:00am

Queer Women Writers Panel

Queer-identifying authors will read from their work and discuss writers who have had the most influence on them as writers and queer women. 

 

Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane, WA, where she serves as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes non-fiction and poetry, and is at work on a collection of poems inspired by her passion for county fairs and her experiences growing up in Central Washington.

Liz Rognes is a writer, musician, and teacher in Spokane, Washington. She is a singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose classical and pop musical influences range from folk to baroque to jazz. Her essays and poems have been featured in various publications, including Trestle Creek Review; Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers; and Railtown Almanac. She teaches at Eastern Washington University and lives in Spokane, Washington with her rock ‘n’ roll librarian and their son.

Ellie Kozlowski grew up in a working class family in the suburbs of Boston. Her work has appeared in several places including Stirring, Lesbilicious, and Knockout. She is currently working on a memoir about identity and, as always, amassing poems. She lives in Seattle with her partner and their rat.

Elissa Ball is a writer, Tarot reader, humorist, and performance poet originally from Yakima, WA. She writes a weekly astrology column called Space Witch for The Seattle Weekly. Her first book of poetry, The Punks Are Writing Love Songs, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2012.

The panel will be moderated by Molly Priddy, a writer and editor who lives in Northwest Montana. Her bylines can be found in The Guardian, The Toast, and Autostraddle.

Venue: EWU Cheney Campus, JFK Library Lobby  

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Eastern Washington University

9:30am

Lit Fuse Panel at SCC
A panel about the importance of writing communities. Full description forthcoming.

Venue: Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, 2nd floor above the SCC Library, Building 16

We would like to thank SCC and the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities for their generous support.

 

 

Friday April 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Spokane Community College 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217

9:30am

Diana Cole Reading and Presentation at SFCC

Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit is the story of Japanese American girl, who was born in an Idaho concentration camp during World War II. The first chapter of Sideways was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in the spring 2014 issue of The New Orphic Review. Diana Morita Cole is the recipient of a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Her reading will be followed by a screening of the documentary, Hidden Internment, the story of Art Shibayama, who was kidnapped from Peru, smuggled into the United States, and imprisoned in Crystal City, Texas in 1944. An update regarding the public hearing in March of Shibayama's case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be offered. 

The program concludes with dramatic readings from Diana Morita Cole's new collection of stories regarding her family's dispersal from Hood River, Oregon and imprisonment in the Tule Lake and Minidoka concentration camps.

VENUE: SFCC, Building 17, SUB Lounges A&B  

Friday April 21, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Falls Community College 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, WA 99224

10:20am

Careers in the Literary Arts Panel

EWU Career Services is sponsoring a panel of six writers who have used their literary background and skills to catapult them into various careers. Moderated by Career Advisor and MFA alum, Aileen Keown Vaux, the panel will focus on practical advice for those hoping to put their literary arts degree to good use, and also how to snag a career in the literary arts with an educational background in another field. 

William O’Daly – A 1981 graduate of EWU’s MFA in Creative Writing program, O’Daly taught literature and creative writing for a number of years before he became involved in technical and research writing.

Leesa Dean – Dean taught English and ESL for several years in different Canadian provinces before accepting a position as a core faculty member in the creative writing program at Selkirk College's School of University Arts.

Almeda Glenn Miller – Before graduating with an MFA in Creative Writing from EWU in 1998, Miller owned a bookstore. She is a core faculty member of Selkirk College's School of University Arts creative writing program and also edits for Big Bad Wolf Press.

Sheri Boggs – Currently the Youth Collection Development Librarian for the Spokane County Library District, Boggs previously spent nearly six years as arts and culture editor at the Inlander.

Scott Eubanks -- Eubanks has done technical writing for Spokane-area schools and businesses, and currently works as a content strategist for EWU’s digital communications team.

Brooke Matson -- Executive director and chief engineer at Spark Central, Matson taught for seven years at Mead Alternative High School, and has presented workshops to K-12 teachers in Washington and Idaho on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and integrating human rights concepts into curriculum.

Venue: EWU Cheney Campus, JFK Library Lobby  


Friday April 21, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am
Eastern Washington University

11:45am

Singer/Songwriter Panel
With all the buzz surrounding Bob Dylan’s receipt of a Nobel Prize for Literature, we brought together a collection of fantastic local singer-songwriters to dig into the conversation around the literary merit of well-thought and carefully-crafted music and lyrics. The panel will be moderated by musician, singer-songwriter, and teacher Liz Rognes.  

Venue: EWU Cheney Campus, JFK Library Lobby  

Friday April 21, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Eastern Washington University

12:00pm

Shin Yu Pai Humanities Washington Presentation at NIC
Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature. During the talk, she shows her work as a writer, her commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her work with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists on collaborative work. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.  -Humanities Washington

Venue: North Idaho College, Meyer Health Sciences Building, Room 102 

Friday April 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
North Idaho College 1000 W Garden Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

1:00pm

Northwest Boulevard Reading
Join us for readings from acclaimed writers associated with EWU’s undergraduate literary magazine, Northwest Boulevard. Our featured readers include Derek Annis, Jonathan Johnson, and Rachel Toor.

Venue: EWU Cheney Campus, JFK Library Lobby 

Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Eastern Washington University

2:00pm

Reading and Discussion with John Rybicki
Poet John Rybicki will do a reading and discussion in Cheney, WA on the EWU campus. The reading and discussion will be in Showalter Hall, Room 109. This event is free and open to the public. 

Authors

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Showalter Hall, 109 Cheney, WA

4:00pm

We Are a Poem: Theatrical Production of poems by John Rybicki

"We Are a Poem" is a staged reading of an original play adapted, by Jeff Sanders and Sara Goff, from the collected works of John Rybicki and Julie Moulds. It is a celebration of an indomitable love in the face of horrific suffering and loss. John Rybicki and Julie Moulds were not only partners in life but fellow poets in arms with their soulful and enraptured rendering of Julie’s long battle with cancer. Their writings will “break and mend your heart, then break it again.” This is a world premiere theatrical event that tells a true love story about two warrior poets who will sing themselves into your soul.

“If you are lucky, you’ll find one choice soul who will become for you your safe ground. You’ll find in them someone who gathers your war shield and says, 'No, I will carry this for you. I will go before you and lead the way.'"  --John Rybicki

Venue: EWU Theatre, Cheney

Friday April 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Eastern Washington University

7:00pm

Jamaal May and Emily Ruskovich
Doors at 6:00 p.m.

This event is a must for this year’s festival-goers; join Jamaal May and Emily Ruskovich for an evening of readings in both poetry and prose. May uses poetry to explore the interconnectedness of people and ideas; Ruskovich utilizes beautiful, character-driven language in her prose to explore the private and painful inner workings of her characters’ minds.

You can purchase tickets here.

Jamaal May is the author of two poetry collections: Hum and The Big Book of Exit Strategies, both of which were published through Alice James Books. In an interview with The Normal School, May said, “Art, be it poetry, music, sculpture, puppetry—the whole of it, inspires change on a personal level rather than a global one. This is important because the individual is the whole. The creation of art argues that people are connected, ideas are connected, the past and future are connected by this moment.” May’s first collection received a Lannan Foundation Grant, American Library Association’s Notable Book Award, and was named a finalist for the Tufts Discovery Award and an NAACP Image Award.


Idaho, Emily Ruskovich’s debut novel, is concerned with a husband’s fading memory as his wife learns the dark truth of what happened to his children and his first wife.. The New York Times Book Review said, “Ruskovich’s language is itself a consolation, as she subtly posits the troubling thought that only decency can save us.” Ruskovich was the 2011–2012 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, One Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. She was the 2015 winner of the O. Henry Award for her story “Owl.” We would like to thank Gonzaga University for their generous sponsorship.


Friday April 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bing Crosby Theater 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00pm

Poetry Salon
Come soak up the creativity at this dynamic, informal poetry salon. Originating in eighteenth century Paris, a salon gathers people together around discussions of literature, art, and philosophy. Each of the featured poets will read selections from their work, answer questions, and talk about the writing life. The discussion will be moderated by Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read.

$5 suggested donation at the door.  

Friday April 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Brooklyn Deli and Lounge 1001 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
 
Saturday, April 22
 

9:30am

All the Feels Faster! Deepen Emotions in Early Drafts and Become More Prolific
Most writers have a clear picture of who their hero(s) and heroine(s) are, but portraying their true emotional depth may take us a few drafts. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to maximize the emotional punch of early drafts and thereby write our way to the final product quicker. We'll learn tips for understanding the characters’ arcs earlier in the writing process, but still leave openings for surprises along the way. Handouts and practical exercises will teach you how to increase your productivity by spending a short bit of extra time to get to know your characters before you set them on their adventure. Whether you are a pantser, plotter, or a plantser, this workshop will give you the tools to get to your final draft quicker.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202A

You can purchase tickets here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

9:30am

From Obsession to World: Finding the Story in Your Characters’ Preoccupations with Alexandra Teague and Jason Rekulak
As we know from our own lives, our preoccupations—whether large-scale interests that lead us to study biology at a university, or smaller-scale interests like collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia and spending weekends at flea markets—help shape our lives and choices. Likewise, by writing toward your characters’ central preoccupations, you can find a rich territory of metaphors and images and scenes to propel your story. What situations does your character find him or herself in that he/she wouldn’t without a certain preoccupation? How does the preoccupation act as a lens that affects everything—not just motives or long-term action in the story? How can researching the preoccupation lead you to new language and images? This session offers examples and discussion of preoccupations in writing (your own and/or your characters') and writing exercises to help you start diving in. Participants are asked
to bring paper and pen, or a laptop for writing.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 203

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

9:30am

Meditative Writing Practices and Healthy Communities with Paula Coomer
Regular writing practice can have the same health benefits as other forms of meditation and, as such, can be looked at as a means to improve the overall health of individuals and communities, whether that be a geographic community, workplace, or organization. Learn more about the personal benefits of writing practice and recommendations for setting up a writing practice group at your local library, community center, school, or place of business. Includes a prepared guide with writing prompts and instructions. Leading the workshop will be Paula Coomer, author of poetry collections Devil at the Crossroads and Nurses Who Love English, short story collection Summer of Government Cheese, and novels Dove Creek and Jagged Edge of the Sky.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202C

You can find tickets here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

9:30am

The Third Law: Collaborative Writing with Meghan McClure and Michael Schmeltzer

Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. There is no better literary equivalent of this than collaborative writing. In this session we’ll examine several collaborative works (from various genres) and explore how each of us participates in forms of shared storytelling in our daily and artistic lives. We will also talk about the strengths and strategies of collaboration and even do some writing of our own (for our class we’ll have exercises that encourage writing with another but can be done alone as well.) We ask that participants bring something to write with (laptop, pen & paper, etc.)    

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202B 

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

11:30am

Community Reading

Our Community Reading features Chelsea Martin, Joseph Edwin Haegar, and Spokane Poet Laureate Laura Read. Martin is a writer and comic artist from Santa Rosa, California. She is the author of four books: Everything Was Fine Until Whatever, The Really Funny Thing About Apathy, Kramer Sutra, and her small press bestseller, Even Though I Don’t Miss You. Martin has published her work with numerous magazines and journals, including Buzzfeed Books, Hobart, Fanzine, and Electric Literature. She is the founder and Creative Director of Universal Error. Joseph Edwin Haeger is the author of Learn to Swim (University of Hell Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in The Pacific NW Inlander, The Big Smoke, Hippocampus Magazine, and others. Laura Read is Spokane’s second poet laureate, appointed to the position in October of 2015. She is the author of one chapbook, The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You, and one poetry collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral. The reading will be followed by an open mic, allowing writers from the community of Spokane to come up and share their work. The reading will begin at 11:30 and go until 12:45.

Venue: Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center, main floor, use west entrance

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

12:00pm

Scablands Lit, Sage Hill Press, and Rock & Sling Panel

What’s it like to publish locally, you ask? We’ve put together a panel of local writers to discuss the local publishing scene. The panel will feature Ellen Welcker, Tim Greenup, Simeon Mills, Kathryn Smith, and Ben Cartwright. This discussion will be moderated by Thom Caraway.


Scablands Books

Founded by fiction writer Sharma Shields, Scablands Books is a fledgling boutique press based in Spokane. Scablands Books aims to publish strange, smart, innovative writing, with an emphasis on writers from the Inland Northwest. The published titles reflect the uncanny and unique landscape of the Channeled Scablands region. In 2016, Scablands Books published Ram Hands by Ellen Welcker, Without Warning by Tim Greenup, and Butcher Paper by Simeone Mills.


Sage Hill Press

Sage Hill Press was launched in 2004 by Thom Caraway, then a graduating MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. Collections have come out from Mike Dockins, Alan Botsford, Marci Rae Johnson, Jeffrey Tucker, and Ben Cartwright. Sage Hill has also published Railtown Almanac, a Spokane poetry anthology, a follow-up prose anthology, and All We Can Hold, an anthology of poems on motherhood.

Rock & Sling

The word “witness” means to testify: to tell the truth. To testify is an act of responsibility as well as an expression of faith. Rock & Sling is a literary journal of witness, published twice a year at Whitworth University in Spokane. Founded in 2004 by Susan Cowger, it came to Whitworth in 2010 under the direction of Thom Caraway as Editor-in-chief. Rock & Sling is a member of the CLMP and distributed nationwide by Ubiquity Distribution.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 205 


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

12:00pm

Swimming in the Slush: A Writers and Editors Panel
Writing and editing/working in publishing go hand in hand in the lives of these authors. This panel will focus on how they manage to balance their editing and writing, whether editing has improved their writing, and much more. If you’re a writer who is considering entering the world of editing and publishing, these authors can help. Panelists will include Almeda Glenn Miller, author of Tiger Dreams and Begin with the Corners, co-founder of Big Bad Wolf Press; Meghan McClure, poet and editor at Floating Bridge Press; Michael Schmeltzer, author of Blood Song and editor at Floating Bridge Press; Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and founder/editor of Scablands Books; Alexandra Teague, author of The Wise and Foolish Builders and editor with Broadsided Press; and Jason Rekulak, publisher of Quirk Books and author of The Impossible Fortress. The panel will be moderated by Leesa Dean, author of Waiting for the Cyclone.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 206A 

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

1:00pm

John Rybicki and Polly Buckingham Reading

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest joys of reading is in its ability to take us somewhere as yet unknown to us. Join award winning authors John Rybicki and Polly Buckingham for an afternoon of prose and poetry that isn’t afraid to ask the big questions.

The stories in Polly Buckingham’s collection "The Expense of a View" provide the kind of painful enlightenment that I would prefer to know more from fiction and less from personal experience. Her writing resonates with a dark simplicity reinforced by a sense that what happiness and love can be found must be treasured and hoarded as a precious commodity. These melancholy stories provide me with reassurance that I am not alone in wanting to examine wounds whether perpetrated by a senseless deity, wreaked by a blind source of justice or self-inflicted in an effort to resolve inner conflict. 

A mother tires to coax her son into another CAT scan during a brief remission from his cancer. After passing around a serving of guilt a couple abandons Thanksgiving dinner and is drenched by the Seattle rain. A father in Florida waits up late for fish to swarm while trying to accept the fact his prodigal son will not return. The Oregon Coast is the setting for a story bemoaning lost love and another where a lonely woman is drawn to a drug addict between binges. A young boy, neglected by his father, goes on a walkabout with his dog through the scablands of Eastern Washington. 

These are stories with a sense of place where people live somewhere long enough so that a portion of that landscape is written into their lives, branding them with a sorrow that cannot be erased. Anton Chekov wrote “At the door of every happy person there should be a man with a hammer whose knock would serve as a constant reminder of the existence of unfortunate people.” Polly Buckingham is such a person on the other side of the wall and "The Expense of a View" is her hammer.

Rybicki’s newest collection of poetry, When All the World Is Old, is a heart-wrenching confrontation with grief.

Venue: Conference Theater, main floor, Spokane Convention Center 


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

1:45pm

Spokane Poetry Slam Book Release

Free; books will be on sale.


Thanks to a generous grant from Spokane Arts, Spokane Poetry Slam is releasing a collection of poems featuring over 20 poets who have made Spokane into a poetry city. All sales of Uncensored: Spokane Poetry Slam will go directly towards supporting the Individual World Poetry Slam, coming to Spokane this October.

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

1:45pm

What's in a Kiss? Celebrating the Diversity in Romance
Join four romance authors for a discussion of what it’s like to write romance, why it is their favorite genre, and how the diversity of romance's sub-genres, characters, stories, and readers contributes to its strength and popularity. Whether you are an avid fan or just want to know more about this popular fiction genre that outsells Mystery, Fantasy, and Graphic Novels combined, this will be a fun and informative event. We promise shenanigans and door prizes. 

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 205 

Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

2:00pm

Willow Springs Books Reading with Michael McGriff and Glori Simmons

Hear two talented authors read from their newest books, both published by Willow Springs Books in 2017. Winner of the 2015 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, Glori Simmons, will read from her debut fiction collection. Simmons’s stories and characters spring from the dark corners of our psyches, revealing the fears and contradictions that give shape to unconditional love. Poet Michael McGriff will read from his chapbook Black Postcards, the latest addition to Willow Spring’s Surrealist Chapbook Series. McGriff's poems achieve a ghostly, dreamlike sense of loss, while reveling in the full beauty and awe of the human experience.

Venue: Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center, main floor


To learn more about Willow Springs Books, to check out these and other titles, please visit us on our website at willowspringsbooks.org

Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

3:00pm

Alexandra Teague and Jason Rekulak Reading
Hear excerpts from two hot new releases in fiction: The Principles Behind Flotation by Alexandra Teague and The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. While each work is unique, they share a special similarity. Jesica DeHart (former NW Bookseller, currently traveling the world and working in author/book publicity) describes that both books are set in the 80’s with characters that struggle with being taken seriously. These books have YA crossover appeal and will appeal to anyone who experienced the 80’s. Did you love Stranger Things? Have you been missing your parachute pants lately? Or maybe you just need another fix of the glory of adolescence in the ‘80s? We see you, and this reading is our gift to you.

Please note the venue for this event is Auntie's Bookstore.  

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auntie's Bookstore 402 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Reading with Meghan McClure and Michael Schmeltzer
Meghan McClure and Michael Schmeltzer will read excerpts from their forthcoming collaborative nonfiction piece, A Single Throat Opens. McClure and Schmeltzer create a lyric exploration of addiction. They consider the hollow spaces of desire and the lack thereof once it turns sour, touching on a range of elements--from fermentation to growing trees, from rock bottom to family ties entangled by addiction. Although the book won’t debut until June 2017, it will be available for pre-order at the reading.

Venue: Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center, main floor 

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

3:00pm

Diana Cole Reading and Presentation at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute

Free


Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit is the story of Japanese American girl, who was born in an Idaho concentration camp during World War II. The first chapter of Sideways was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in the spring 2014 issue of The New Orphic Review. Diana Morita Cole is the recipient of a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Her reading will be followed by a screening of the documentary, Kootenay Ghost Town Tour, which explores the displacement and imprisonment of Japanese Canadians. Readings of Japanese Canadian literary pieces written by Joy Kogawa and Roy Kiyooka will be included. The program concludes with a dramatic storytelling of “Delivering Telegrams in Minidoka.”

Get Lit! would like to thank the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute and the Spokane chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League for their generous sponsorship.

Venue: Library Assembly Hall, Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute 

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute 4000 W Randolph Rd, Spokane, WA 99224

3:30pm

Artist Trust Workshop with Ellen Welcker
Poet Ellen Welcker will workshop specific components of a literary arts submission packet, which will include a discussion of the purpose of a query letter and examples of successful ones, discussion on how to craft a successful artist statements and bios (for grant applications and general use). There will be time to create and workshop those materials as well. Please bring a notebook, writing utensil, and any materials you already have drafted.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202A 

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

3:30pm

Close to the Bone: Creating Fiction from Personal Experience with Justin Torres
What does it mean to describe a piece of fiction as autobiographical or semi-autobiographical? What are the ethical implications of incorporating lived experience into a fictionalized story? Where does the desire to transform our lives into art arise from? This discussion will touch on both craft and compulsion, how and why we tell our stories.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 203

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

3:30pm

Low Frequency Oscillator: Writing Workshop with Jamaal May
A Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) produces a sonic waveform that typically doesn’t reach into the range of human hearing. Though we can’t hear it, we can hear its effect on a sounds we can hear. In a synthesizer keyboard, this is used to modulate some aspect of a sound and create subtle or not so subtle dynamics. In this class, we will explore this and other sonic tricks as metaphors for how to create more variation and thus more emotional and intellectual engagement in a poem. There will be a discussion on how subtle language is used to manipulate society and what the writer's role might be in encouraging free thought. Through writing prompts, conversation, and demonstrations we will probe the unseen worlds and find the pulse between image, metaphor, philosophy, culture, and music. Please bring a pen, pencil, crayon, computer, or other writing implement.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202C

Tickets available here.

Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

3:30pm

Lyric Writing Workshop with Keleren Millham and Liz Rognes
Good songwriting includes a keen awareness of both music and text. Songs have the capacity to impact a listener in multiple, simultaneous ways through the uses of melody, rhythm, phrasing, story, imagery, and so forth. This workshop will focus specifically on the role of lyrics in songwriting. We will consider examples of song lyrics from various genres that demonstrate different ways of incorporating rhythm, rhyme, other literary devices, and musical prosody, and we will practice exercises to help you write song lyrics. You do not have to be a musician to attend this workshop, but we will have a guitar available.

Venue: Spokane Convention Center, Room 202B

Tickets available here.


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

4:00pm

Ghost Hunting with children's author John Bladek
Are ghosts real? Can technology somehow enable us to find out? Join Spokane’s own John Bladek as he reads some of his own work and demonstrates how you can haunt for ghosts at home! Kids and parents should feel free to bring their favorite electronic devices, though this is not required, as Bladek will have an iPad present to demonstrate. If you’re looking for a way to prove to your friends that ghosts are real, you probably don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to capture them with a camera. Bladek is the author of  Roll Up the Streets, a mystery involving awful smells and the dangers of brainwashing corndogs

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3415658.John_Bladek

Venue: Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center, main floor 

Saturday April 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls blvd. Spokane,WA 99201

6:00pm

Regional MFA Reading

Free


Graduate students from four regional MFA programs will join together to share fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Readers from Boise State University include Ashley Barr, Kathryn Jensen, and Colin Uriah Johnson. Participants from the University of Montana include Sarah Aronson, Nate Duke, and Stephanie Pushaw. Students from the University of Idaho include Canese Jarboe, Ross Hargreaves, and Lauren Westerfield. And students from Eastern Washington University include Mary Leauna Christensen, Abigail Hancher, and Nahla Hoballah.

Thanks to Nyne Bar and Bistro for their generous sponsorship.

Saturday April 22, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
nYne Bar & Bistro 232 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

The Round Spokane

$8 pre-sale, $10 day of show


Songwriters share the stage, alternating with a slam poet, with visual artists creating live, joined by a mix of backing musicians, while the audience sits quietly a few feet away from a low stage, all together to create a unique evening of high-quality and collaborative arts. The Round was founded in Seattle, WA in 2005, and founded in Spokane in 2014.


Line-up and tickets available via www.thebartlettspokane.com.

Saturday April 22, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Bartlett 228 W Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 99201

8:00pm

Erotic Fan Fiction: Classic Cartoons

Free; $5 suggested donation, 21+

In what promises to be a cunning and hilarious evening full of double entendre, five writers will read original fiction based on Classic Cartoons. Each writer will choose their own source text and imagine what might happen if, say, Rainbow Brite and Darkwing Duck happened to catch each other's eye in a crowded bar. Readers will be Shawn Vestal, Sheri Boggs, Kris Dinnison, Travis Naught, and Rachel Mindell. The evening will be emceed by Aileen Keown Vaux.

Thanks to Nyne Bar and Bistro for their generous sponsorship.

Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
nYne Bar & Bistro 232 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:30pm

A Benefit Show featuring local Singer/Songwriters
We’re very excited to bring you a line-up of some of Spokane’s finest singer-songwriters for a benefit show. Come enjoy acoustic performances from singer-songwriters Scott Ryan Ingersoll, Sam Foley, Keleren Millham, and Liz Rognes. While we suggest a $10 donation that will help Get Lit! to fund new and exciting events in the future, we will happily accept a donation of any amount as an entry fee. We would like to thank The Bartlett for their generous sponsorship.

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Bartlett 228 W Sprague Ave Spokane, WA 99201
 
Sunday, April 23
 

11:00am

Get Lit! Presents: A Reading by Meghan Daum and Justin Torres

Meghan Daum received the 2015 Pen Center Award (USA) in creative nonfiction, received a 2015 Guggenheim fellowship in general nonfiction, and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in creative writing. In her highly acclaimed memoir, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, Daum demonstrates her mastery of what Salon has called confessional writing, a genre forged by Daum herself, in which she looks inward, and then upward. Her focus is not simply internal; she brings the conversation to the wider world outside herself while using her experience as a touchstone. Her first book, My Misspent Youth, introduced readers to this new and unique voice, and has since its initial publication been celebrated for its contributions to the personal essay form. My Misspent Youth was reissued in 2015 by Picador.


Daum is the editor of Selfish, Shallow, Self Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, a collection of essays from writers who choose to remain childless. In her work, she focuses on issues ranging from grief to the political landscape, authenticity, class in America, and the conflicting ideals of womanhood. As an opinion columnist for The Los Angeles Times, she is a critic of herself, of the media, and of the current political landscape. Daum is an honest, breath-of-fresh-air writer, and as Cheryl Strayed of The New York Times Book Review says, Daum is “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time.”


Justin Torres is the celebrated author of We the Animals (Mariner Books, 2012), a small novel about a family of five living in New York. But for it’s all concision, the novel does not lack in power. O Magazine describes the book by saying that “in stark prose, Torres shows us how one family grapples with a dangerous and chaotic love for each other, as well as what it means to become a man.”  The novel earned Torres a spot on The National Book Foundation’s list of 2012’s 5 Under 35. Since the book’s debut, he has continued to publish shorter work in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, Glimmer Train, Flaunt, and other publications. Torres recently served as the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig in 2016. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is a recipient of the Rolón United States Artist Fellowship in Literature, and is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He has worked as a farmhand, a dog-walker, a creative writing teacher, and a bookseller.    

You can purchase tickets here.

Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bing Crosby Theater 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

2:00pm

The MFA at EWU: A Faculty Discussion
Come hear professors Gregory Spatz, Sam Ligon, Christopher Howell, Nance Van Winckel, Jonathan Johnson, and Rachel Toor discuss topics of interest to writers in many stages of their careers. They will discuss many different topics including the road to publication, the value of writing programs, how to land a teaching position, and generally how to navigate the writing life. They will also discuss how the MFA at EWU is contributing to the vibrant literary community in Spokane, and how members of the community can get involved in MFA events, internships, etc. This discussion is sure to be both informative and engaging; the writers will be encouraged to read short pieces of their own work, or the work of writers who have been influential to their work. MFA graduate Ellie Kozlowski will moderate the panel.

Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Barrister Winery 1213 West Railroad Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201

4:00pm

We All Lived Here: An EWU MFA Alumni Reading and Reception

Free and open to the public

Alumni from the EWU MFA Program will be reading their recent works at Barrister Winery for the We All Lived Here: An EWU MFA Alumni Reading and Reception on April 23rd from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The reading will be followed by a reception where mingling and buying books is encouraged. The readers will include Kimberly Lambright, author of the full-length collection of poetry Ultra-Cabin; winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award, Almeda Glenn Miller, who has published her novel Tiger Dreams and her poetry collection Begin with the Corners; William O’Daly, translator of Pablo Neruda and poet with two chapbooks entitled The Whale in the Web and The Road to Isla Negra; Kristine Lloyd who has been published in Slate, the New York Times column “Modern Love”, and elsewhere; Leyna Krow, the author of I’m Fine but You Appear to be Sinking; and Maya Jewell Zeller, author of Rust Fish, and Yesterday, the Bees. The reading will be hosted by Yvonne Higgins Leach, author of Another Autumn, and Wendy Fox, author of The Pull of It and the Press 53 contest-winning collection The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories. Both the reading and the reception are free and open to the public.

Sunday April 23, 2017 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Barrister Winery 1213 West Railroad Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201