Words of all types: writing, spoken word, storytelling and more! All genres welcome. Seek out a book club or writing group, mark your calendar for visiting authors, or find ways to tell your story live onstage. If you are specifically interested in poetry, check out our Poet Laureate page, too! 

Event: November 5
The Songwriters Laboratory – A Special SPL Fundraising Event

Come to the Art Spirit Gallery on November 5 at 7 p.m. for a unique opportunity to peek inside the mind of a songwriter. Dahveed Bullis will play original songs (and a few covers that inspired his writing) as he breaks down the structure, inspiration and flow of his process. If you ever wanted to compose your own song, this will be your chance as Dahveed will be writing a song live.. . with a little help from his friends (that’s you!). There will be art all around, and even a guest musician to share in the fun.

Event: November 5
First Friday Open House at The Hive!

Start your November First Friday with a tour of The Hive! See what the Artists-in-Residence have been creating in the recently opened Spokane Public Library studio spaces! The Artists-In-Residence (and one Writer-In-Residence) have been working hard for the last few months and invite the public to come see their progress during First Friday ArtWalk! Come visit their studios and check out their work. Tours of The Hive will also be available. 

Event: Opens October 1
“Spookane” at the Liberty Gallery in October!

Superstition, folklore, urban legends and things that go bump in the night are inspirations for October’s Liberty Gallery exhibit “Spookane”. The show is held in the Historic Liberty Building, opens on Friday, October 1st and includes works by Collista Krebs, Ann Contois, Andrea Parrish, Ryker Murdock, Katie Frey, Mary Pat Kanaley, Betsy Mott, Karen Sutula, Robbie Anderson, Geri Griffin and Terri Griffin. Our Halloween show also includes excerpts from Chet Caskey’s Spokane ghost story books to give visitors even more chills. Unlike the Spokane ghosts, “Spookane” will disappear on October 30th!