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Literary Spelling Bee

Local literary luminaries are brushing up on their spoken spelling skills to see who can last the longest at the mic during a special event hosted by Moss literary journal, Scablands Books, Sage Hill Press and Spokane Arts. Expect friendly competition between local writers including Shawn Vestal, Ellen Welcker, Sharma Shields and Kate Lebo to be fierce and fun. Yet even when someone jumbles a word or misses a letter — something even professional writers do from time to time — they still win, in a way. Spelling mishaps earn these ousted competitors chances to read a poem or piece of prose before heading back to their seats. Between rounds, grab a pint of local craft beer and peruse tables displaying publications from each respective pub.

Sat, Oct. 20 at 7 pm • Free • Spokane Public Library, downtown branch • 906 W. Main •

— Chey Scott

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