2016 Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals are in the Books!

by Tony Payne The Bartlett was standing-room-only Wednesday night, as over a hundred people gathered to watch eleven students from high schools around eastern Washington compete in this year’s Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition. The finalists from the evening,...

Lidia Yuknavitch comes to Auntie’s!

by Andrew Moreno Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch— award-winning memoirist, novelist, editor, short-story writer, critic and more— will be visiting Spokane and reading at Auntie’s Bookstore on February 26th at 7:30. You should go. I’m going. But enough about me. In an...

“Marry a Monster” this Valentine’s Day!

by Andrew Moreno Lilac City Fairy Tales is back! The event returns to the Bing Crosby Theater this Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. The reading, which features eleven award-winning local writers and two musicians, is a fundraiser for INK Art Space, a Spokane area...

INK Art Space: Haven of Creativity and Get Lit! Partner

by Alex Baker In the past few years, the stretch of once gravelly and grassy rubble in West Central Spokane between the court house and the Spokane River has become a thriving neighborhood known for food, wine, and— best of all— creativity. Kendall Yards is embracing...

Three Poets Laureate, One Place

by Alex Baker In yet another indication of how strong Spokane’s literary arts community has grown, we’ll soon be treated to an event featuring three current and former Poet Laureates, all Spokane authors! On Thursday, February 18th from 7:00PM- 8:00PM, Auntie’s will...

Zine Panel Discussion at Auntie’s!

by Alex Baker On Thursday, January 28th Auntie’s Bookstore will be holding a Zine Panel Discussion at 7:00 PM. Hold on, wait, zine? Yep, a Zine. A Zine is usually a self-published work of original content— such as narrative pieces, poetry, comics, and photos that...

Tod Marshall: Washington’s Poet Laureate, My Professor

by Alex Baker Tod Marshall is Washington State’s new Poet Laureate. And my professor. I was first in Dr. Marshall’s Writing for Poetry class in Spring 2015. We were a tight knit group— able to joke around, but also critically discuss each other’s work. Dr. Marshall...
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