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Tuesday, April 12
 

8:00pm

Book Launch: Shawn Vestal & Sam Ligon
Join us as we launch new books by fiction writers Shawn Vestal and Samuel Ligon! We'll celebrate the publication of Shawn Vestal's debut novel Daredevils, as well as Sam Ligon's latest novel Among the Dead and Dreaming and his new collection of short fiction, Wonderland. Each will read short excerpts from their books, followed by conversation moderated by Jess Walter. Free admission. Beverages will be available for purchase. Auntie's Bookstore will provide book sales, and all three authors will be available to sign books.

Moderators
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Jess Walter

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 30 languages and has been widely published.

Authors
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Sam Ligon

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories,Wonderland and Drift and Swerve. His short fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and Okey-Panky, among other places, and his essays appear in The Inlander.
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Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal is the author of the novel Daredevils (2016) as well as Godforsaken Idaho, a collection of short stories that was named the winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that "represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise." Godforsaken Idaho was also longlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and was named an outstanding collection by The Story Prize. Vestal... Read More →




Tuesday April 12, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Cracker Building 304 W. Pacific Spokane, WA 99201
 
Saturday, April 16
 

12:00pm

BUTCHER PAPER Book Launch
Join Scablands Lit and the Get Lit! Festival to celebrate the publication of Butcher Paper, a new graphic novel by Simeon Mills. He'll be joined by Seattle cartoonist Tom Van Deusen, and their conversation will be moderated by fiction writer Shawn Vestal. Butcher Paper will be available for sale and both authors will be available for signings. Free and open to the public.

Simeon Mills is a cartoonist, writer, and teacher living in Spokane. His graphic stories have been included in various journals, such as The Florida Review, RiverLit, Rock & Sling, and Okey-Panky. His graphic novel, Butcher Paper, was published by Scablands Books. See his work at www.simeonmills.com.

Tom Van Deusen is a cartoonist from Seattle, Washington. He has numerous self-published titles including, "Scorched Earth" and "Eat, Eat, Eat". His comics have appeared in The Seattle Weekly and online with Study Group Comics and Boing Boing. He is a founding member of Intruder, Seattle's free, long-running comics newspaper. He has performed his hilarious comic stories at Short Run, Pecha Kucha, Gridlords and Sugar City. Tom also runs the micro-publisher Poochie Press Publications, which has published Dennis P. Eichhorn's "Real Good Stuff" and Kelly Froh's "The Weeknight Casserole Collection".


Moderators
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Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal is the author of the novel Daredevils (2016) as well as Godforsaken Idaho, a collection of short stories that was named the winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that "represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise." Godforsaken Idaho was also longlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and was named an outstanding collection by The Story Prize. Vestal... Read More →

Authors
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Simeon Mills

Simeon Mills is a cartoonist, writer, and teacher living in Spokane. His graphic stories have been included in various journals, such as The Florida Review, RiverLit, Rock & Sling, and Okey-Panky. His graphic novel, Butcher Paper, was published by Scablands Books.


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

12:00pm

All We Can Hold: Poetry of Motherhood
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

1:45pm

Railtown Almanac

Sage Hill Press launches the second volume of Railtown Almanac, which ventures into the realm of prose, collecting short stories and essays from accomplished authors and emerging writers of all ages. Featured readers include Laurie Klein, Chris Cook, Travis Laurence Naught, Jaime Baird, Maya Jewell Zeller, Jennifer Catlin, Mary Kunkel, Aileen Keown Vaux, Anne Kilfoyle, Molly Smith and Melissa Dziedzic. The book will be available for purchase before and after the reading at the vendor table. Railtown Almanac celebrates the talent and vitality of Spokane’s literary and artistic community.


Authors
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Jeff Dodd

Jeffrey Dodd teaches at Gonzaga University, sometimes well, and he’s written some poems that he likes. He could crochet you a nice little hat, but it’s getting a bit warm out for that, isn’t it? In the attached photo, he wasn’t sure which way to look.


Saturday April 16, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201