Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Cut Paper Comics
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Cut Paper Comics

SAT. APR. 28 // 9AM - 12PM

Adults & Teens 16+ // Create a simple comic book by cutting paper to make characters and scenes! Script your story and transform it into a polished mini-book — all in this three-hour session. Materials and inspiration provided. Registration required // $10. 

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Drop in and Write
May
1
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU. MAY 3 // 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS // A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Drop in and Write
May
8
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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EWU Visiting Writer Series: Laura Kasischke
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

EWU Visiting Writer Series: Laura Kasischke

FRI. MAY 11 // 7:30 PM

EWU Visiting Writer Series presents a reading event with novelist and poet Laura Kasischke.

Laura Kasischke was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, 2012. She has published nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films—The Life Before Her EyesSuspicious RiverWhite Bird in a Blizzard—and eight books of poetry, most recently Space, in Chains.  Her new poetry collection, The Infinitesimals was published in May, 2014. She has also published the short story collection If a Stranger Approaches You.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

MAY 15 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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Drop in and Write
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop in & Code
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Code

THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH  // 5-6:30 PM

ADULTS & YOUTH GRADES 3+ // Explore the world of coding and computer science at your own pace using game-based lessons on Code.org and Scratch. Bring your laptop or checkout one of our laptops or tablets.  You can even create an account to save your progress and continue playing — ahem, we mean learning — at home.

Thanks to CenturyLink for making this program possible!

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Poetry Workshop: I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines
May
21
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry Workshop: I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines

MON. MAY. 21 · 5 - 7 PM

Join Henrietta Goodman, author of All That Held Us (a memoir in sonnets), to explore how formal structures can provide shape to personal material and lead us in unexpected, exciting directions. Beginning and experienced writers of poetry (and prose) welcome. Whether you bring work-in-progress or a blank page, we will experiment, learn, and share! Register online · $10.

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Poetry Reading: Henrietta Goodman
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Reading: Henrietta Goodman

MON. MAY. 21 · 7 PM

Join us for a poetry reading by Montana poet Henrietta Goodman. Henrietta is the author of three books of poetry: All That Held Us (John Ciardi Prize, BkMk Press, 2018), Hungry Moon (Colorado State University, 2013), and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from Texas Tech University. She lives in Missoula and teaches at UM.

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Drop in and Write
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Write a Poem w/ Tod Marshall
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Write a Poem w/ Tod Marshall

THURSDAY, MAY 24 // 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Tod is the former Washington State Poet Laureate and English Professor at Gonzaga University. In this CREATIVE KEGGER, you will start an original poem, hear about Tod’s experience as poet laureate and take home a limited-edition, frameable broadside of one of Tod’s poems. $75 a person // Fundraiser

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

SAT. JUN. 2 · 10 AM - 12 PM

Grades 7 - 12 · Come learn to play Magic: The Gathering in a fun and encouraging environment! Magic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and continues to be one of the most popular collectible trading card games in the world. Local Magic players will help teach you the rules of the game, and all players will take home a free 30-card deck and some free cards to add to it. No cost · Registration required.

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Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 // 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Graphic designer and DIY screen print artist Chris Bovey has become a staple of the Spokane art scene. You’d recognize his vintage prints of Spokane landmarks like Dick’s Hamburgers, The Milk Bottle, and Peaceful Valley. Join Chris to see how he creates his work, make a print of one of his designs to take home, and make a mini DIY-screen of your own (we’ll have templates if you’re nervous about drawing!).  $75 a person // Fundraiser

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Starstruck:  Reading & Book Release
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Starstruck: Reading & Book Release

Join us during the GetLit! Festival for an astronomical poetry reading and book release of Starstruck, a Spark Central community book project led by Laura Read and Mark Anderson, our Spokane Poet Laureate. Finely crafted, limited edition books will be available for $15, with proceeds benefiting Spark Central (get yours while they last!).

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Drop in and Write
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Girls Code @ Spark
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. APR. 21 // 10 AM - 12 PM

GRADES 4-7 // Learn to create your own story — choose a setting, characters, and action — using core computer coding concepts. Create, collaborate, code! We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate. No cost; registration required.

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Generating Drawings with Machine Learning
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Generating Drawings with Machine Learning

THU. APR. 19 // 7 PM - 9 PM

Learn the basics of using artificial intelligence to make images. Machine learning is increasingly showing its potential for artistic applications. We'll look at notable artistic projects in the field, learn a bit about how machine learning works and experiment with basic machine learning setups. You'll leave with a better understanding of what it means to be a self-thinking artistic machine!

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Drop in & Code
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Code

THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH  // 5-6:30 PM

ADULTS & YOUTH GRADES 3+ // Explore the world of coding and computer science at your own pace using game-based lessons on Code.org and Scratch. Bring your laptop or checkout one of our laptops or tablets.  You can even create an account to save your progress and continue playing — ahem, we mean learning — at home.

Thanks to CenturyLink for making this program possible!

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Drop in and Write
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

APR. 17 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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EWU Visiting Writer Series: Emily Van Kley
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

EWU Visiting Writer Series: Emily Van Kley

FRI. APR. 13 // 7:30

EWU Visiting Writer Series presents a reading event with author Emily Van Kley. 

Emily Van Kley was raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but now lives with her partner in Olympia, Washington, where she writes, works at a cooperative grocery, practices aerial acrobatics, and nurses a near-pathological longing for snow.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

Thu. Apr. 5 // 5:30 PM

A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices. 

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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LEGO Mindstorm Spring Break Camp
Apr
5
to Apr 6

LEGO Mindstorm Spring Break Camp

THU. & FRI. APR. 5 & 6 // 8 - 11 AM

Students must be able to attend both sessions.

GRADES 5-7 //  Team up with friends to build and program a LEGO robot! In the process of building, students will practice creative and collaborative problem-solving, apply introductory robotics concepts, experiment with block programming (the first step to learning to code) to teach their robot new tricks. Each team will rely on all participant, so it's essential that all students who register attend both sessions. No cost // Registration required.

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Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry

TUE. APR. 3 // 7 - 9 PM

A workshop in writing and performing powerful poetry led by the poets of Power 2 the Poetry, a local movement promoting freedom of expression, providing a platform to underrepresented demographics in our community and growing awareness of social, cultural, and political issues.

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Drop in and Write
Apr
3
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop in and Write
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-6:00 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter. 

This program will change times to 5:00 to 6:30 PM every Tuesday starting in April.

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Writing Event: SpoCon Wordcraft!
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Writing Event: SpoCon Wordcraft!

Sat. Mar. 24 // 12 - 2 PM

SpoCon presents: "WordCraft!" A community writing event that includes writing exercises and prompts in a fun, supportive environment. Members of Spokane’s science fiction and fantasy convention, SpoCon, will be on-site to lead writing events. The theme of this community write-in will be “memories,” and we’ll provide prompts, visual aids, pencils and paper to assist everyone to write-in! All ages and family-friendly.

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Get Lit! Workshop: Creating Collaborative Comics
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit! Workshop: Creating Collaborative Comics

THU. MAR. 22 // 7 - 9 PM

Join local comics creators for a collaborative experience writing and illustrating comics. In the process, you'll learn each artist's approach to conceptualizing and creating their work. The collaborative pieces will be illustrated by the instructors. Tiffany Patterson, Derrick Freeland, Chelsea Martin, Simeon Mills and published on limited edition postcards for the Get Lit! Festival. Artwork created at this workshop will be unveiled at a Get Lit! event at the Bartlett on April 25. Register online // $10 (no-cost registration available.)

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Drop in and Write
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-6:00 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter. 

This program will change times to 5:00 to 6:30 PM every Tuesday starting in April.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

MAR. 20 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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