While clearly as a newspaper person I’m an advocate for the written word, there’s no denying the appeal of hearing a great story told in person, with all the storyteller’s style and flow, their emotional peaks and valleys, on full display. Local storytelling organization Pivot navigated the pandemic online and via video, but now they’re ready to get their next batch of tale spinners in front of an audience again. The theme for June’s Pivot is “I Got You,” and storytellers include Katie Blackburn, Kiantha Duncan, Darrien Mack, Jennyfer Mesa, Adam Schluter and Josh Armstrong. Since the state is still holding crowds to 50 percent capacity, you’ll want to get to the Washington Cracker Building early to get a spot and a glass of beer or wine from Overbluff Cellars to sip while you listen.
Thu, June 17 at 7 pm • Free, donations welcome • All ages • Washington Cracker Building • 304 W. Pacific Ave. • pivotspokane.com
— Dan Nailen