Spokane Writes: Anthology Reading

Please join us to appreciate our local Spokane writers! We will be hosting a reading of selected authors from the Spokane Writes Anthology.

About the Book:

Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology is a collection of stories, essays, and poems by writers of all ages who live and have lived in the Inland Northwest. The anthology commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Spokane County Library District and celebrates the local community and the plethora of writing talent in the area.

From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems from the talented writers who are our neighbors and friends.

About the Featured Authors:

Alexander Antonio Manzoni has been writing poetry for over twenty years. In September 2014, he moved to Spokane from Newfield, New Jersey. Manzoni is the author of The Spokane Story: Books 1 & 2 and American Carnage novels. His poetry has been published in several online magazines. He is a member of Art Seed Spokane, and performs regularly, at their shows.

L. P. Masters is a local author who writes science fiction and paranormal romance, among other things. She likes to participate in National Novel Writers Month every November, and when she's not writing, she is either drawing or gardening. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two beautiful daughters. If you would like to learn more about L. P. Masters, visit her website at www.lpmasters.com.

Karen Mobley is free range but not a chicken. She earned the Dabbler badge in Girl Scouts has been working at it ever since. She was artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library (2017), AIR Studio Paducah (2016), Jentel Foundation (2016), and Brush Creek Foundation (2015). Her work was included in WA129, edited by Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate (2016–2018).

Tina Rodeen received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She lives and works in Spokane, Washington.

Jim Thielman published Postcards from Jim, a collection of the correspondence of poems with Jim Hanlen, a fellow writer whom he has known since grade school. Thielman won a Costello Poetry Prize from Gonzaga University in 1967 and placed third in a chapbook contest with Yakima Coffeehouse Poets in 2016.

Linda Bond has spent most of her life in Spokane, working in a variety of positions including for state government, as a music booking agent and having owned a small business. She has been with Auntie's Bookstore for about 17 years and plans to stay with it until she drops. She is married to Martin, her best friend of 45 years. Linda leads the local Inland Northwest Writers Guild and writes magazine articles, features, short stories and book reviews.

Event date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201