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Friday, September 28 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Writers Under the Influence

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What drives our work, whether consciously or unconsciously? How do writers embrace their influences? Four Northwest poets, all published with Spokane-based Scablands Books, will discuss the books, music, movies, food, and other obsessions they were “under the influence of” as they worked on their collections. Moderated by Scablands poetry editor Maya Jewell Zeller, poets Tim Greenup Aileen Keown Vaux, Kathryn Smith, and Ellen Welcker will also read selections from their books.

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Maya Jewell Zeller

Poetry Editor, Scablands Books
Maya Jewell Zeller (Scablands Poetry Editor & CWU Professor) is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the... Read More →

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Tim Greenup

Spokane Falls Community College
Tim Greenup (Without Warning, 2016) is a poet and musician. His poems have been published inSixth Finch, BOAAT, Midwestern Gothic, LEVELER, and elsewhere. He teaches at Spokane FallsCommunity College.
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Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith (Book of Exodus, 2017) is a poet and collage artist in Spokane, WA. Her poemshave appeared in Poetry Northwest, Pinwheel, the Boiler, Blood Orange Review, and elsewhere, andher work has received funding from the Spokane Arts Grant Award program. Her website iswww.kathrynsmithpoetry.com... Read More →

Aileen Keown Vaux

Career Advisor, College of Arts, Letters and Education at EWU
Aileen Keown Vaux (Consolation Prize, 2018) earned her MFA from Eastern WashingtonUniversity, and her essays and poems can be found in Lilac City Fairy Tales, Railtown Almanac, and The Spokesman-Review.  Currently, she lives in Spokane, WA where she works as a Career Advisor for... Read More →
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Ellen Welcker

Ellen Welcker has collaborated with visual artists, other writers, and as part of several multi-genre productions, including 2016's Terrain's Uncharted, a collaboration with the Spokane Symphony that reimagined the classic "Peter and the Wolf," and 2018's performance of her chapbook... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Shakespeare & Co 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801, USA