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Lilac City LitCrawls

Lit Crawls are a program of the Spokane Poet Laureate & Spokane Arts! Concentrating on one neighborhood area at a time, we travel from venue-to-venue at these events listening to readings from local writers (just like a pub crawl, but with poetry and prose!) Free to attend (but plan on purchasing drinks or food at our generous host stops!), these fun events are a great way to hear new work from our amazing local literary community in an entertaining and relaxed setting.

OCTOBER 13, 2019 // BROWNE’S ADDITION

Locations and details TBA

AUGUST 11, 2019 // EAST CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD

This summer pub crawl featured readings at several stops along E Sprague!

Locations:
  • Checkerboard Bar (1716 E Sprague Ave., 21+)
  • La Resistance art gallery (1816 E Sprague Ave., all-ages)
  • Union Tavern (1914 E Sprague Ave., all-ages)
Readers:
  • Charlie Milo
  • Kailee Hoang
  • Twahan Simultaneous
  • Sheri Boggs
  • Tim Greenup
  • Leyna Krow
  • Kate Peterson

JUNE 2019 // EMERSON-GARFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD

This Lit Crawl explored spots in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood as we listened to poetry & prose at bars, shops, and stops along North Monroe Street!

Locations:
  • The Hub Tavern (2926 N Monroe)
  • Corbin Park
  • Hi Neighbor Tavern (2201 N Monroe)
  • Bellwether Brewing (2019 N Monroe).
Readers:
  • Jess Walter, author of eight books, including the 2013 #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins
  • Alexis Smith (Glaciers and Marrow Island)
  • Ben Cartwright
  • Aileen Keown Vaux
  • Aimee Cervenka
  • Dena Ogden
  • Zach Alexander
  • Nick Keaty (Spokane Poetry Slam)
  • Carlea Baughn (Spokane Poetry Slam)

APRIL 2019 // RIVERSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

Spokane Arts and Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson hosted our first Lilac City Lit Crawl of the year on April 14, 2019.

Locations:
  • Glorious Artisan Bakery
  • Steady Flow Growler House
  • Iron Goat Brewery
  • The Steel Barrel Taproom
Readers:
  • Davy Nguyen
  • Scott Eubanks
  • Inga Laurent
  • Mary Christensen
  • Michael Bethely
  • Mika Maloney
  • Shantell Jackson
  • Bethany Montgomery
  • AJ the Wordsmith (Power 2 the Poetry)

OCTOBER 2018 // GARLAND DISTRICT / NORTHHILL NEIGHBORHOOD

Spokane Arts and Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson hosted our final Lilac City Lit Crawl of the year on October 14!

Locations:
  • Revolver North
  • Beerocracy
  • Bon Bon
Readers:
  • Thom Caraway
  • Brooke Matson
  • Jac Archer
  • Ben Cartwright
  • Chris Cook
  • Mary Christensen
  • Derrick Freeland
  • Shawn Vestal
  • Emily Gwinn

SEPTEMBER 2018 // LOGAN NEIGHBORHOOD

Spokane Arts and Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson hosted our second Lilac City Lit Crawl on September 16!

Locations:
  • The Logan Tavern
  • Mission Park
  • Clover Restaurant (on the patio)
  • Geno’s
Readers:

 

JULY 2018 // PERRY NEIGHBORHOOD

Spokane Arts and Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson hosted our FIRST Lilac City Lit Crawl of the year on July 29!

Locations:
  • The Grain Shed
  • Grant Park
  • The Shop
  • The Lantern
Readers:
  • Laura Read
  • Kat Smith
  • Kimiko Hirota
  • Sam Ligon
  • Kris Dinnison
  • Seth Marlin
  • Dorian Karahalios
  • Zack Graham
  • Michael Schomburg
  • Danielle Weeks

June 2019 LitCrawl