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Get Lit! Events

Here’s the schedule for the remaining events in this year’s Get Lit! literary festival. Call (509) 368-6594 for more information.

Sustainability: Living Lightly, Living Well – Join author Paul Roberts (“The End of Oil,” “The End of Food”) for a discussion on energy conservation in a world of depleting resources. Today, 10:30 a.m., Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free.

Jane Smiley – Pulitzer winner will read from her latest book, “Ten Days in the Hills,” and discuss her writing process. Laurie Notaro will also read from her most recent nonfiction work, “The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflection of Revenge, Germaphobia, and Laser Hair Removal.” Today, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults, $10/students. (509) 325-SEAT.

Panel, Coffee and Conversation with Three Poets – With Ken Letko, Oliver de la Paz, Martha Silano and moderator Jan Strever. Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, Spokane Community College. Free.

Panel, A Female Perspective on Writing – With Jane Smiley, Kathryn Trueblood, Laurie Notaro, Midge Raymond and moderator Beth Torgerson. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, Eastern Washington University’s Pence Union Building, Room 263, Cheney. Free.

History Is in the Making of It – With William Dietrich, author of eight novels including his Ethan Gage adventure series books, and Buddy Levy who writes nonfiction about historical events (“Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs”). Friday, 5 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free.

Charles Baxter – Will read from his latest book, “The Soul Thief,” and discuss his writing process with fellow author Sam Ligon. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 325-SEAT.

Poetry Salon After-Hours – With Kathy Fagan, Sam Green, Laurie Lamon, Ken Letko, Oliver de la Paz and Martha Silano. Friday, 9 p.m., Café Europa, 125 S. Wall St. Free.

Demystifying Prose Poetry – Workshop on writing in shorter prose forms. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students. (509) 368-6594.

Screenwriting 101 – Lecture/discussion with screenwriter Mark Steilen. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students.

Beginning Fiction, Ending It, and Making the Turn in Between – With fiction writer John Keeble. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students.

Panel - Writing for a Younger Audience – With Claire Rudolf Murphy, Deby Fredericks, Kelly Milner Halls, Patrick Carman and Margaret Lippert. Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

Festival Reading – Sherry Jones (“The Jewel of Medina”) will give a sneak preview of her forthcoming “A’isha: The Legacy of Muhammad,” and Glenda Burgess will read from her memoir “The Geography of Love.” Saturday, 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free.

Festival Reading – Brenda Miller (“Blessing of the Animals”) and Midge Raymond (“Forgetting English”). Saturday, 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Free.

Online Storytelling – With atrick Carman, award-winning author of books for young adults and children. Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave.

Panel, Pride, Prejudice, Persuasion: Reacting to Jane Austen – With Pamela Aidan, Lisa Freeman, Angela Rasmussen, Beth Torgerson and Chris Valeo. Saturday, noon-1 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

Panel, Writers Don’t Just Write, They Submit – With Charles Baxter, William Dietrich, Kate Trueblood and Martha Silano. Saturday, noon-1 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

Graphic Novels, From Post-It Notes to Publisher – With Eric Anderson and Manny Trembley, Spokane-based graphic novelists. Saturday, 1 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free. (509) 368-6594.

Panel, Designing a Writer’s Life – With Buddy Levy, Mark Steilen, Sam Green, Brandon Schrand and Brenda Miller. Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

Panel, Battling Censorship – With Sherry Jones, Chris Crutcher and Chris O’Harra. Saturday, 1 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

KPBX Kid’s Concert – With storybook author Margaret Lippert (“The Talking Vegetables”) and the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. Saturday, 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Saturday (April 18), 1 p.m. Free.

Festival Reading – With Adina Hoffman (“My Happiness Bears No Relation To Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century”). Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free.

Festival Reading – With poets Sam Green (“The Grace of Necessity’) and Oliver de pa Paz (“Furious Lullaby”). Saturday, 3 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free.

Festival Reading – With Kathryn Trueblood (“The Baby Lottery”) and Martha Silano (“Blue Positive”). Saturday, 3 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free.

Finding the Funny in Life – With Laurie Notaro. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students.

Playwriting 101 – With Sandra Hosking. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students.

Writing is Rewriting – Small-groups workshop with Pamela Holway, Glenda Burgess, Ken Letko, Midge Raymond and Kathy Fagan. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25/adults, $15/students.

Writing Workshop for Teens – Led by editors of the Willow Springs literary journal. Saturday, 2 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free; registration recommended by e-mailing willowspringsewu@gmail.com or calling (509) 359-7435.

Families Read Workshop and Kid’s Story Time – Emphasizing the importance of reading aloud to children, for parents of children up to age 9. Kids will be entertained with a reading and poetry workshop by Ken Nesbitt (“My Hippo Has the Hiccups.”) Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free.

“Borne On Air” Reading – Idaho authors Claire Davis, Buddy Levy, Brandon R. Schrand and Jeanette Weaskus will read from the essay collection. Saturday, 4 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Free.

David Suzuki – Author of more than 40 books including his latest, “The Big Picture: Reflections on Science.” Pulitzer-prize winner William Dietrich will also read from his nonfiction essays on nature and the Pacific Northwest. Saturday, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults, $10/students.

Coffee, Tea, and Poetry with Simon Armitage – Featuring readings by Armitage and poet Kathy Fagan, plus winners of the teen and college poetry slams and Poetry Out Loud. Sunday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $10. (509) 325-SEAT.

Ellen Wittlinger – Author of several young adult novels including her newest, “Love and Lies.” Sunday, 1 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Free.

“Shakespeare in Hollywood” – Spokane Civic Theatre production of the play taking place on the 1934 movie set of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” where two of the Bard’s most loved fairies show up to make mischief. Followed by a discussion with the director and cast. Sunday, 2 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $20/adults, $18/seniors, $12/students. (509) 368-6594.

Come One, Come All Community Reading – Bring your own work to share or come listen to others. Sunday, 3-4 p.m., Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. Free.

101-Word Fiction Showdown – Eight-person tournament to crown the Inland Northwest’s Chief Avatar of Miniature Literature. Sunday, 4 p.m., Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave. Free.

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