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