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Tim O’Brien, Ani DiFranco headline Spokane’s busiest literary week

Get ready for the busiest week of the year on Spokane’s literary scene.

Get Lit! begins on April 13 (Wednesday). The calendar holds so many events – 55 workshops, panels and readings – that the best way to find them all is to go to the Get Lit! web site at this link.

Click “continue reading” to see the main ticketed events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and some other noteworthy events:

Michele Glazer to read her poetry at Whitworth

Here's another notable poetry reading to go along with the previous post, below.

Nationally known poet Michele Glazer will read her work as part of the Third Annual Nadine Chapman Endowed Reading at Whitworth University on Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Glazer is the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the director of creative writing at Portland State University. She has published several poetry volumes.

The reading will be in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at the university. It's free.

Maya Jewell Zeller launches ‘Rust Fish’ poetry volume

I was unable to put together a Book Notes column last Sunday, but I wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the book launch of “Rust Fish” (Lost Horse Press), a volume of poetry by Spokane poet Maya Jewell Zeller.

Zeller is a lecturer in Gonzaga University's English department who grew up on the Oregon coast. This volume has already garnered praise from critics for its evocation of the Northwest and its stories of “human ruin and hard-won grace.”

Zeller will launch the book with a reading and party on Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Community College's Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, in the library (building 16).

The reading is free.

Keillor reads a local poet

Local poet Jonathan Potter had a national airing today. Garrison Keillor read Potter's poem “You and I” on “The Writer's Almanac” on NPR this morning.

A few weeks ago, Potter sent Keillor his poetry volume, “House of Words,” published by Korrektiv Press, expecting … well, not much. What he got instead was a call asking permission to read a poem on the air,

Potter pronounced himself “giddy with gratitude, grateful with gidditude, and feeling slightly above average.” You can read what else Potter says about it here.

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