The best part about flash fiction and nonfiction are that they’re bite-sized, clocking in at under 1000 (or sometimes even under 500) words! If you’ve been in a writing slump or have had trouble getting started, flash writing is a great way to get those writing gears churning due to the short and compact nature of the genre. Join Dorian Karahalios for a 4-session generative workshop where you’ll be exposed to many styles of flash, practice writing your own, and learn which pieces of flash are “rocket ships” and which are “roller coasters."
Learn the fundamental ideas and techniques behind 3D modeling. We'll be using the modeling program SketchUp and some basic geometrical concepts to create objects, structures, and even a setting for our rendered creations. The skills you learn in this class can be applied to any 3D modeling program and can be useful for many design projects like illustration, architecture, and gaming.
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.
SAT DEC 8 · 10 AM - 12 PM
All Ages. Join us for an Elves Workshop where you can make cards and gifts for the holiday season! This is a free workshop, and you'll have the chance to purchase upgrades in support of Spark Central (plus take home cool stuff).
Upgrades are free for our West Central residents!
Sat Sep 15 · 7 - 9 pm
Learn to print like a pro at our D.I.Y Print Shop night with Chris Bovey — creator of the iconic Vintage Spokane Prints series. This is a free workshop, and it's also a "friend-raiser" — so you'll have the chance to purchase upgrades like t-shirts, fancy paper and extra supplies to support Spark Central (and take home some cool stuff). Either way, you'll leave with several pieces you've created yourself — and tons of new artsy skills!
This program is free thanks to community support. No pre-registration needed!
Wed. May 16 · 7 PM @ The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes best-selling hometown author Jess Walter in conversation with writer Nick Deshais on Wednesday, May 16.
Join the Spokesman-Review for a special evening of words and wine to benefit Spark Central.
WED. FEB. 14 // 7 PM
Scablands Lit and the Bing Crosby Theater invite you to the fourth annual Lilac City Fairy Tales, a Spark Central Benefit featuring original stories, poems, and songs from some of the brightest artistic talent in our region. Register online // $16 Adult; $11 Student.
January 19, 2018 at Barrister Winery // Doors at 6:30
Last year we launched Spark Salon, our annual fundraiser and paddle raise, to much success. Our 2018 event will bring video game developers Rand and Robyn Miller of Cyan Worlds back to their hometown of Spokane. They will sit down with Jess to share the story of creating their first big video game, Myst (which was the single best-selling PC game for a decade) and it’s sequel Riven, as well as their new ventures into Virtual Reality. Guests will be presented with the chance to hear how Rand and Robyn forged their path to a creative life, including the trials and joys along the way..
Fri. Aug. 11 // 7 PM @ The Bartlett
Bands formed during this year's Girls Rock Lab summer camp will perform the songs they wrote in camp — followed by performances from local bands Windoe, Violet Catastrophe and Donna Donna. Generously sponsored by Global Credit Union. Open to the public // $12 suggested donation.
August is our birthday month and we’d like to spend the month celebrating the Spark Central community—and that means you! Come in during the month of August for creative activities, like paper circuits, card making, and mono-printing. Enter to win raffle prizes, like a family pass for Raptor Reef Water Park or dinner for two at the Wandering Table.