Ever thought about the potential for waste along the path from the farm to your dinner plate? On Wednesday evening at 7 pm at SCC (Mission Ave. and Greene St.), Anna Lappe discusses why you should chew on more organic foods but eschew packaging and going out to eat every night. Her latest book is Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Free. Lappe will also appear at SCC the next morning to lead a discussion about sustainability: Thursday, April 15, from 9:30-10:30 am.
Get Lit! Flicks: There are festival-related screenings from 6:30-9 pm on both Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Magic Lantern: Children of the Dead End on Wednesday and both The Last Storyteller and Rebel Frontier (based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest) on Thursday. $10.
The "war on terror" is a chimera. Reza Aslan explains why the Islamofascists think they're waging a war for the afterlife (and not merely life on Earth) on Thursday at 7 pm at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel. $20 — but, as with all headliner events, students with ID get in for the perfect price: free.
But by Thursday, you'll have a copy of The Inlander in your hands — right? — and the cover section will tell you all you need to know about Spokane's once-a-year literary festival. Besides, you can always visit the Get Lit! Website. And while it's not part of Get Lit, don't forget that Gonzaga poet Tod Marshall will be reading from his second collection, The Tangled Line, on Tuesday night, April 13, at 7:30 pm, at Gonzaga's Cataldo Hall. Free.