The Hagan Foundation Center for Humanities and SCC Presidential Speakers Series will present a featured author in accordance with the Hagan Foundation's theme of the Global Village.
Venue: The Lair Auditorium @ Spokane Community College (1810 N. Green St., Building 6)
Cost: Free and open to the public
3nd Annual Pie & Whiskey Reading
Monarchs, take note: “Let them imbibe pie and whiskey” doesn’t quite have that history-books ring to it, but it’s effective.
The masses have spoken, and the Pie and Whiskey Reading is back for 2014. Before you decide if you’ll be in attendance, ask yourself the following: Do I enjoy free pie? Do I enjoy free whiskey? Do I enjoy world-class fiction, nonfiction, and poetry?
Hosted by Sam Ligon,
fiction writer and associate professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University, and Kate Lebo, Seattle-based
poet and renowned pie baker, the event will feature twelve festival authors reading
flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry inspired by the following quotes:
"Whiskey is all right in its place– but its place is hell." — Billy Sunday
"After Mother died, her red dress continued baking pies." — from The Book of Frank, by C.A. Conrad
This year’s readers include:
Anthony Doerr, Adrianne Harun, Jonathan Johnson, Kate Lebo, Sam Ligon, Daniel Orozco, Kate Reed, Nicole Sheets, Sharma Shields, Alexandra Teague, and Maya Zeller.
This event is 21 and over only.
Venue: Woman's Club, 1428 W 9th. (This venue is not easily ADA-accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you'd like to attend so we can make the proper arrangements. 509.359.6977 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: Free admission will include complimentary pie and one beverage. Limited additional beverages will be for sale.
Special thanks to Dry Fly Distillery for supporting this event.
Saturday, April 12th
The Reading Public
The literary community in Spokane is vibrant, nationally recognized, and growing all the time. In fact, it's growing so quickly that you may have trouble keeping track of who's who. To showcase some of our local talent, this reading will feature three writers living and working in Spokane, with the opportunity for other local writers to take the stage during an open mic. After these fine folks read, they’ll pass the mic to you! Writers of all ages and experience are invited to sign up for the open mic and read 3-5 minutes of their own original work. Come celebrate and support Spokane’s homegrown talent!
Schedule for all festival author readings on Saturday 4/12 will be posted by February 21!
Regional MFA Reading
Graduate students from the University of Idaho, the University of Montana and Eastern Washington University will come together to share their work. Representing a variety of genres and styles, this reading promises to be lively and absorbing.
Inland Northwest Faculty Reading
Hosted by Eastern Washington University, creative writing faculty from area colleges and universities will read from new works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Participating writers and teachers include Jonathan Johnson, Polly Buckingham, and Sam Ligon of Eastern Washington University. They will be joined by fellow writers/teachers Tod Marshall of Gonzaga University, Thom Caraway of Whitworth University, Tim Greenup of Spokane Falls Community College, and Jonathan Frey of North Idaho College. Shawn Vestal will be honored with the EWU Outstanding Alumni award. Join us for wine and witty words. Emceed by EWU professor and author of the memoir Road Song, Natalie Kusz.
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Venue: Barrister Winery
Cost: Free and open to the public
402 W. Main Ave.
1213 W. Railroad Ave.
Bing Crosby Theater
901 W. Sprague Ave.
EWU Cheney Campus
Reading Room, 2nd Floor
EWU Riverpoint Campus
Riverpoint One building
501 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
924 W Garland Ave
502 East Boone Avenue
Hagan Foundation Center
for the Humanities
Spokane Community College
Learning Resources Center
Bldg. 16, 2nd Floor
The Lincoln Center
1316 N. Lincoln St.
25 W. Main Avenue
1108 W. Riverside Ave
North Idaho College (NIC)
1000 W. Garden Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Northwest Museum of Arts
and Culture (MAC)
2316 W. First Ave.
1428 W 9th Ave