Lilac City Fairy Tales

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Price: $17

A Night of Local Poetry, Prose & Music!

Scablands Lit and The Bing Crosby Theater are pleased to announce the second annual Lilac City Fairy Tales, featuring original stories, poems, and songs from some of the brightest artistic talent in our region. The event will take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2016, at 7 PM, and will feature a whopping eleven award-winning writers and two locally celebrated musicians. The event serves as a fundraiser for INK Artspace, a local non-profit that enhances arts education for students of all ages in Spokane.

Authors will read original short works of no more than 1,000 words a piece, all inspired by the same theme: “Marry a monster,” a phrase taken from the poem “Fairy-Tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings. The writers are allowed to choose the medium of the piece, whether it be poetry, prose, or non-fiction. They can interpret the theme figuratively or literally, with or without a fairy tale aesthetic.

Participating authors include: Zan Agzigian, author of the poetry collection Stamen and Whirlwind; Kim Barnes, PEN USA Award-winning author of several novels, including A Country Called Home and In the Kingdom of Men; Polly Buckingham, short story writer, EWU literature professor and publisher of StringTown; Debra Magpie Earling, Guggenheim Fellow, American Book Award Winner, and author of the novel Perma Red; Kate Lebo, author of Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter and the poetry book A Commonplace Book of Pie; Stephanie Oakes, author of the debut novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly; Erin Pringle-Toungate, author of the short story collection, The Floating Order, and a chapbook, How the Sun Burns Among Hills of Rock & Pebble; Katrina Roberts, author of four books of poems including The Quick and Friendly Fire, editor of the anthology Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life; Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, an award-winning essayist and a professor at Whitman University; Beth Cooley, winner of the Delacorte Prize for first YA novel, professor at Gonzaga, and author of Ostrich Eye and Shelter; and Rachel Toor, EWU writing professor and author of (among other things) two memoirs, The Pig and I and Personal Record, and a novel, On the Road to Find Out.

Local musicians are also scheduled to perform at the event. They will each perform two to three-song sets. The musicians are Liz Rognes, an indie-folk and Americana singer/songwriter, and Windoe, an alternative folk solo project by Bartlett owner Karli Ingersoll.

Bring your ticket to Scratch and get a free calamari appetizer with the purchase of two or more entrees! Not to be combined with other offers.

Tickets are $17.

Lilac City Fairy Tales promises to be a magical, one-of-a-kind evening in Spokane.

For more information, contact Nickie White, Development Officer for The Friends of the Bing, 509-534-5805.