Kitchen Fires: A Writing Workshop & Book Project to Benefit Spark Central
Mar
13
to Mar 27

Kitchen Fires: A Writing Workshop & Book Project to Benefit Spark Central

This benefit for Spark Central is a writing workshop and book project that explores our relationship, emotions, and memories with the recipes that have filled our kitchens. Bring a recipe or two that spark inspiration and let our guest teachers—Kate Lebo, Megan Cuilla, Laura Read, and Mark Anderson—take care of the rest. Your $40 ticket includes a copy of the writing anthology and cookbook in which your piece will appear at a public book release and reading on April 23rd during the GetLit! Festival.

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Drop in & Write
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

Second And Fourth Wednesday of the Month  ·  10 - 11 AM

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Draw
Mar
27
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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LEGO Mindstorm Spring Break Camp
Apr
4
to Apr 5

LEGO Mindstorm Spring Break Camp

THU & FRI APR 4 & 5 · 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, but registration required.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU APR 4 · 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Drop in & Write
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY 2ND & 4TH WED ·  10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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The Other Side of Madness: A Reading With Emalee Gillis
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Other Side of Madness: A Reading With Emalee Gillis

WED APR 10 · 7:30 PM

Local author Emalee Gruss Gillis will give a reading from her inspirational book The Other Side of Madness: Adventures on the Path to Living Well with a Mental Illness followed by a Q&A and book signing. Over the past thirty years, Emalee has learned strategies that allow her to live a full life with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.  Her strategies are so innovative that she was asked to do a TEDx Talk which will be available on-line in March. 

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI APR 12 ·  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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in & Read
Apr
13
2:30 PM14:30

Drop in & Read

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  2:30 – 4 p.m.

Grades K - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection to inspire your own stories, crafts and drawings! Participants may read at their own pace and then choose from writing, arts or crafts activities based on what they have read. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the second Saturday of each month!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

TUE APR 16  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  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. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month!

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Drop in & Write
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Girls Code @ Spark
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT APR 20  ·  10 AM - 12 PM

Grades 4 - 7  ·  Create, collaborate, code! Learn to create your own story using core computer coding concepts — and earn a new sticker in your Coding Passport for each concept you master. We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate. Sign up online.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Girls Code @ Spark or Code Kids (alternating months) on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 

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Drop in & Write
Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Kitchen Fires Book Release & Reading
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Kitchen Fires Book Release & Reading

Join us for the Kitchen Fires anthology release and reading as part of the EWU GetLit! Festival. Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, Kate Lebo, Megan Cuilla, Laura Read, Mark Anderson, and many other writers from our creative community will share pieces about the food that fills their kitchens. Book sales benefit Spark Central.

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI APR 26 ·  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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU MAY 2 · 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Drop in & Read
May
11
2:30 PM14:30

Drop in & Read

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  2:30 – 4 p.m.

Grades K - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection to inspire your own stories, crafts and drawings! Participants may read at their own pace and then choose from writing, arts or crafts activities based on what they have read. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the second Saturday of each month!

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Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

SHE TRAVELED SOLO: STRONG WOMEN IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY

SAT MAR 23 · 7:30 PM

Using historical photographs, primary documents, and hand-drawn illustrations, Tessa Hulls takes participants into the lives of intrepid female adventurers who lived through the turn of the 20th century. Join us for a talk about the power of history, and why female role models are vital in affecting social change.

This free event is presented in partnership with Spokane Arts as part of the Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program. 

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Reinventing the Poem of the American Family: A Benefit Craft Class
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Reinventing the Poem of the American Family: A Benefit Craft Class

SAT MAR 23 · 10 AM - 12 PM

Join us for a ticketed craft class by authors Keetje Kuipers, Erika Meitner, and Geffrey Davis. This event is a fundraiser to benefit both Get Lit! Programs and Spark Central. The class will be capped at 25 people, and a link to purchase tickets will be provided soon.

Get Lit! and Spark Central are both non-profits with low budgets that work tirelessly to encourage creativity and learning in the Spokane area. This event is a great opportunity to support the community while listening to these accomplished poets.

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Keetje Kuipers, Erika Meitner, and Geffrey Davis: A Reading
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Keetje Kuipers, Erika Meitner, and Geffrey Davis: A Reading

FRI MAR 22 · 7:30 PM

Get Lit! Programs and Spark Central will be hosting a free reading on March 22nd with poets Erika Meitner, Geffrey Davis, and Keetje Kuipers. The following morning, all three poets will lead a two-hour ticketed craft class. Proceeds will be split between Get Lit! and Spark Central.

Both Get Lit! and Spark Central are non-profits with low budgets that work tirelessly to encourage creativity and learning in the Spokane area. This event is a great opportunity to support the community while listening to these accomplished poets.

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI MAR 22 ·  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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry

THUR MAR 21 · 7 - 8:30 PM

Join us on World Poetry Day for a workshop in writing and performing powerful poetry led by Bethany Montgomery 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.

This program is free, but registration is required.

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Drop in & Draw
Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

TUE MAR 19  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  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. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! 

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Pi{e} Day
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Pi{e} Day

THUR MAR 14 · 5 - 7 PM

A wild celebration of the most irrational of numbers: Pi.

We're having a party! There will math activities involving Pi. There will be a cutthroat recitation war, where people try to name as many digits of the number they can store in their brains. And to top it all off, we'll be having a Pie Contest (the kind you eat!) so we encourage people to bring in their best homemade pies — sweet, savory, and everywhere in between! No cost, everyone welcome.

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

Second And Fourth Wednesday of the Month  ·  10 - 11 AM

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Write
Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Read
Mar
9
2:30 PM14:30

Drop in & Read

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  2:30 – 4 p.m.

Grades K - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection to inspire your own stories, crafts and drawings! Participants may read at their own pace and then choose from writing, arts or crafts activities based on what they have read. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the second Saturday of each month!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI MAR 8 ·  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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Make Your Own Podcast - Session 3: Bringing Your Pod to Life
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Make Your Own Podcast - Session 3: Bringing Your Pod to Life

THUR MAR 7 · 7 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 3 of 3

Adults& Teens · So you've got great podcast audio ready to go! Now what?

This third of three Podcasting 101 sessions will cover how to get your podcast listed in major podcast directories, creating an online presence, building fan communities, and tracking your success. 

Planning on trying to earn money from your efforts? We'll also cover courting advertisers, creating Patreon support structures, and social media marketing.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU FEB 7 · 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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Drop in & Draw
Mar
6
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Mar
5
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Jenny Davis and Charles Montgomery. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Make Your Own Podcast - Session 2: All About Editing
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Make Your Own Podcast - Session 2: All About Editing

THUR FEB 28 · 7 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 2 of 3

Adults & Teens · So you've got a podcast idea, sketched out your plan, and have started pre-production work. It's time to start recording! 

This second of three Podcasting 101 sessions will be hands-on training on recording and editing audio using the free editing software Audacity.

We'll cover recording and editing human speech, adding music, sound effects, and a few considerations about remote voice acting. 

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Drop in & Draw
Feb
27
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

WED FEB 27 · 10 - 11 am

We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Drop in & Write
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Lindsay Hill.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Elements of Songwriting with Andy Rumsey
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Elements of Songwriting with Andy Rumsey

SAT FEB 23 & MAR 2 · 10 AM - 12 PM

Ages 10 to Teens · Practice writing your own music and lyrics with Andy Rumsey, Music Education Specialist for Spokane Public Library. Sign up online.

On Day One of this playshop, we’ll cover basic music vocabulary and introductory elements of writing music for a song. Kids can practice using the language of music to discuss music with their peers and explore collaboration. From verses to bridges, children of all musical experience levels can learn how to apply concepts to the instruments of their choice. 

Day Two, we’ll discuss the benefits of writing and strategies for writing lyrics for music. Whether short- or long-form, pop or soul, students can build confidence in their approach and communication through music. Music is a language we can all connect to, and collaboration is encouraged!

This program is free thanks to community support & presented in partnership with Spokane Public Library.

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI FEB 22 ·  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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Make Your Own Podcast - Session 1: Pre-Production Essentials
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Make Your Own Podcast - Session 1: Pre-Production Essentials

THUR FEB 21 · 7 - 8:30 PM
SESSION 1 of 3

Adults & Teens · When you're thinking about creating a podcast, you want to be sure to start with a solid plan and the equipment to make what you're imagining. 

In this first of three Podcasting 101 sessions, you'll learn about the different types of podcasts you might make, and what equipment, pre-production, and teams they require.

We'll workshop your podcast ideas, and go over gear recommendations (from scrappy to fancy). 

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Drop in & Draw
Feb
20
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 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 Lindsay Hill.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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