USING HISTORY IN STORYTELLING Ever gotten to the “memory dump” part of a historical novel? Jess Walter joins a panel describing how to incorporate historical details into fiction and nonfiction — and how not to. Friday, April 16, from 10 am-noon • Free • Hargraves Hall, EWU, Cheney • Event info here.
POETRY SALON Poet Christopher Howell will host this informal reading by six poets. It’s a late-night literary salon — and last year’s equivalent event was jam-packed. Friday, April 16, at 9 pm • Free • Hotel Lusso • 1 N. Post St. • Event info here.
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP Convince corporate overlords that they should give you their money. Saturday, April 17, from 9:30-11:30 am • Free • Hotel Lusso • Event info here.
MEMORIES OF A FATHER Authors Diana Joseph, Kevin Sampsell and Maria Spagna will discuss how their fathers impacted their writing and their lives. Saturday, April 17, from 11 am-noon • Free • Hotel Lusso • Event info here.
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Want advice on adapting novels into screenplays? Richard Russo and Jess Walter — both of whom are both novelists and screenwriters — are joined by EWU professor Marvin Smith and screenwriter Don Caron (The Basket). Saturday, April 17, at noon • Free • Hotel Lusso • Event info here.
POETRY LIVE Local actors will perform the work of nearly 20 young poets. Saturday, April 17, at 2 pm • Cost: $5 • Spokane Civic Theatre • 1020 N. Howard St. • Event info here.
ROMANCE FICTION Is the writing of romance novels holding women back or launching them forward? Can an empowered woman also have a ripped bodice? Saturday, April 17, from 2:30-3:30 pm • Free • Hotel Lusso • Event info here.
POETRY WITH JON SANDS The performance poet will share some killer rhymes. Saturday, April 17, at 8 pm • Free • Empyrean • 171 S. Washington St. • Event info here.
GET LIT! FLICKS You got to meet them; now you get to see how their books were adapted for the big screen. Two feature films from Janet Fitch and Richard Russo, respectively — White Oleander and Twilight — screen first, followed by two documentaries — James P. Moore’s Prayer in America and Anna Lappe’s “What’s on Your Plate?" Showing on Tuesday, April 20, with feature films at 5 pm and the documentaries at 7:15 pm • Cost: $7, each film; $10, double feature • Magic Lantern • 25 W. Main Ave. • Event info here.