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Wednesday, April 13


A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam
The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith.

Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.

Wednesday April 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Auntie's Bookstore 402 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Saturday, April 16


Reading: Serena Crawford and Richard Fifield
Hear from two talented fiction writers, both presenting debut books. Richard Fifield
writes laugh-out-loud tales of small-town Montana in his unforgettable, moving novel.
Serena Crawford, winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, beautifully examines the
humor and heartbreak of family dynamics.

Saturday April 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201


Man V. Nature: Stories by Diane Cook
Diane Cook is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for the radio show, This American LifeMan V. Naturewas a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, Believer Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and received Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her stories have appeared in Harper’sTin HouseGrantaand elsewhere and anthologized in Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of a 2016 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA.

Co-presented by Scablands Lit and Get Lit! Programs.

Saturday April 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Theater, Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201


Book signing with Serena Crawford
Join Willow Springs Books for a reception honoring debut author Serena Crawford, who will be reading at the Get Lit! Festival earlier in the day (2 p.m.). Join us at 5 p.m. at Hills' Restaurant and Lounge for some food, some drinks, and an all-around good time!

Saturday April 16, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hills Restaurant 401 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201


Cornelius Eady Reading at Whitworth University
Award-winning American writer Cornelius Eady is coming to Whitworth University to read from his poetry collection on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall’s Robinson Teaching Theatre. Eady’s poetry largely focuses on jazz, family life, violence, and questions of race, class and society. The reading will be followed by a short talk and moderated discussion. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3253.

Saturday April 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Robinson Teaching Theater 300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, WA 99251