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Remembering "The River Remembers" with Nance Van Winckel

  • Spark Center 1214 W Summit Pkwy Spokane, WA, 99201 United States (map)

Thursdays, August 20, 27, and Sept. 3 at 6-8pm (attend all sessions)

Using as inspiration the gorgeous series of paintings by Kay O'Rourke that hang in the Spark Center, we will write poems or prose pieces that connect our own lives, imaginations, and experiences to this pictorial history of the Spokane River Gorge. The skillshop will be led by Nance Van Winckel with writing exercises and examples. Each participant will walk away a bound book in which their writing is included, and the final session will be a public reading and celebration of these pieces. Register online at

Nance Van Winckel's newest books are Ever Yrs., a novel in the form of a scrapbook, and Pacific Walkers, her sixth collection of poems and a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Awards. A book of visual poetry is forthcoming in 2016. The recipient of two NEA Poetry Fellowships, she is on the MFA faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Professor Emerita in EWU's Creative Writing Program.