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GetLit! Spokane!

By | Fests and Book Events, Sponsorships

It was our first time out to GetLit! in Spokane.  It’s a big week-long program put on by the folks at Eastern Washington University and happening all around Spokane.  Our stuff happened though on the busiest day with the book sale all day Saturday and a small press reading featuring a few of our recent authors with Spokane ties.

I very much enjoyed chatting with Sharma of Scablands Press and Thom of Sage Hill Press and trading publisher know-how and mysteries— and, of course, also very much enjoyed meeting all those interested in writing that were on hand.

Our readers include Melinda Mueller, who was raised in Spokane and Maya Jewell Zeller, who lives there now,  We hope to get Melinda back out to Spokane later this year for another reading.

It feels a bit weird to toot our own horn, but I will also add that my husband and I were delighted sponsor the authors reception at the Montvale on Friday night, but were bummed to arrive sweaty and greasy from having our old van break down three miles from the event!  But we got there for a bit of it and so nice to meet even more of the authors we did not get a chance to hear!

So many fantastic spaces I Spokane… this was a fun event with Tod Marshall moderating.

 

Always nice to spend a few days in Spokane, though there’s massive construction going on in their main park, so it wasn’t as nice as it usually is to walk around.

 

The aftermath of the book sale— I completely forgot the small press reading I had volunteered to emcee, so when I came back down to the book fair, this is all there was. Our poor lonely table.

 

Maya Jewell Zeller Get Lit

It’s Maya Jewell Zeller being put on the spot to read first since I had no idea what was going on or who was reading except there was Maya! Sitting in the crowd! YOU!! YOU GO FIRST!!! ;-),w

Aileen Keown Vaux Get Lit

Alieen Keown Vaux slayed it reading from her new chapbook, “Consolation Prize”. You will want this book! h

William the Poet at the Jackson Street Jazz Walk!

By | Sponsorships

Publisher by day, community organizer by night… or perhaps the other way around, it was my great pleasure to sponsor the appearance of William the Poet at the Jackson Street Jazz Walk. In our poetry-centric view of the world, I’d consider him a cool part of the scene and he is easy to find at farmer’s markets plying the trade with poems made while you wait or shop for radishes and kale. I am guessing he makes more money that many fancy-shmancy poets out there. I would guess he makes more money than we’ll ever see. Hmmmm… maybe we need a career change!?!

So it delights me very much to bring to the Central District, home of Entre Ríos Press, for a little street-livening!

You can see more of his work on his Instagram, William Curtis.

And do get in touch, if you are looking for an on-demand poet for your next event. I’ve got his contact information and can recommend him.

Here is his poem that he wrote for me based on the word, “Jazz”.