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: April 30
Poetry to Music: Poems in Sound

You are invited to the fifth Poetry to Music event sponsored by the Cantable chapter of the Spokane Symphony Associates. You will enjoy new music as well as light refreshments in an interesting and historic venue. Our guest artist will be music students from Eastern Washington university. This year’s composition students who study with Dr. Jonathan Middleton have written art songs and choral works for this Poetry to Music event, Poems in Sound. They will be joined by other musicians to perform these new pieces for you. We believe you will be inspired by their creativity and the stories behind their compositions.

Event: Opens April 20
Get Lit! Festival 2023

Join us in celebrating 25 years of the Get Lit! Festival with four full days of readings, writing workshops, craft classes, open mics, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and more— offered for free or at low-cost. Each year brings a diverse lineup of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our local literary talent. This year, current U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón will be one of our headlining authors.