As part of its monthlong celebration of Black History Month, the Spokane Public Library is next hosting local poet Stephen Pitters for a Facebook Live event. Pitters, who has hosted “The Spokane Open Poetry Program” on KYRS Thin Air Community radio since 2004, plans to share some of his poems and discuss the art that inspires him. Pitters has published numerous poetry collections starting in 2009 with his book Bridges of Visions. His latest collection is The Eye of the Spirit, released in spring 2019 as part of his planned five-part, autobiographically inspired poetry series that starts with his youth and explores his personal social and emotional maturation. Outside of his poetry work, Pitters has a master’s degree in clinical social work and a teaching certificate from Gonzaga University.
Fri, Feb. 26 at 3 pm • Free • Online at facebook.com/spokanelibrary/live
— Spencer Brown