If you’ve seen Aileen Keown Vaux host a reading or Get Lit! event, you know the local poet and nonfiction author has a sharp sense of humor along with a playful way with words. That certainly comes through in Consolation Prize, her new poetry chapbook in which each piece’s title is taken from a recent Central Washington State Fair theme; selections include “Who Let the Hogs Out!,” “Fair-N-Dipity!” and “Taste the Fun!” It’s not all fun and games, but reading this, the first selection for the Scablands Books Channeled Chapbook Series, takes you on a pretty thrilling ride over the course of 20 pages. Fellow Spokane writer Leyna Krow joins Keown Vaux at this celebratory reading.
Sat, Aug. 4 at 7 pm • Free and BYOB • Interpunct Press • 2618 W. Sinto Ave. • scablandsbooks.org
— Dan Nailen