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Saturday, April 16 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
All We Can Hold: Poetry of Motherhood

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Join Sage Hill Press and the Get Lit! Festival to launch All We Can Hold, a collection of poetry on motherhood. The volume features work by Sherman Alexie, Kathleen Flenniken, Terry Martin, Katrina Roberts, Martha Silano, Dorianne Laux, Malena Morling, Freya Manfred, and others. At the book launch, there will also be readings by Laura Read, Connie Wasem Scott, Laurie Klein, Maya Jewell Zeller, Ellen Welcker, Kate Peterson, and Beth Cooley, and other contributors. Books will be available for purchase and the contributing authors will be available to sign books.

All We Can Hold was co-edited by Emily Gwinn and Elise Gregory. More information about the book can be found at www.allwecanhold.com/.

Authors
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Beth Cooley

Young Adult novelist and poet, Beth Cooley lives in Spokane and teaches at Gonzaga University. Her books include Ostrich Eye and Shelter.
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Emily Gwinn

Emily Gwinn lives in Spokane where she teaches, writes, mothers, and makes attempts at gardening. She is the Assistant Executive Director for the LiTFUSE Poets' Workshop in Tieton, Washington.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in Hubbub, Rock and Sling, Pontoon, The Furnace Review, and Sage Hill Press’s Railtown Almanac. Emily’s... Read More →
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Kate Peterson

Kate Peterson earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she works as an adjunct professor, a regional coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, and a Writers' Center responder. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Glassworks, Baldhip, The Sierra Nevada Review, The Examined Life Journal, and Sugar House Review among others. You can find her work collected on her... Read More →
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Laura Read

Laura Read is Spokane’s second poet laureate, appointed to the position October, 2015. She is the author of the chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You and the collection Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, which won the 2011 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.
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Connie Wasem Scott

Connie Wasem Scott is the chair of the English department at Spokane Falls Community College, where she teaches literature, composition, and creative writing classes. She is also the faculty advisor of the SFCC literary magazine The Wire Harp. She previously taught at the University of Texas, El Paso, her alma mater.
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Ellen Welcker

Ellen Welcker is a poet and co-facilitator of Scablands Lit, an organization that supports writers in the Inland Northwest. Recent poems are in Dusie, Willow Springs, Pinwheel, and Fact-Simile. Her book, The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press) won the 2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Ram Hands, is forthcoming from Scablands Books in 2017.
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Maya Jewell Zeller

Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of the book Rust Fish (Lost Horse Press, 2011) and the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015); other essays and poems appear widely. Maya teaches writing for Gonzaga University, Central Washington University, and the Community Colleges of Spokane, and directs the Beacon Hill Reading Series. She lives north of town with her family. Learn more about Maya at her website: mayajewellzeller.com... Read More →



Saturday April 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

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