Before you head out to the lake to celebrate the long Fourth of July weekend, spend a relaxing summer evening on a blanket in the shade to hear four of our region’s best penners of poems. The Friends of the Moran Prairie Library host this special outdoor event featuring Tim Greenup, an SFCC writing instructor and MFA grad from EWU; Ellen Welcker, an EWU professor and widely published poet; Kate Lebo, a Spokane-based poet and pie aficionado; and Gonzaga literature professor Tod Marshall, who recently received the Humanities Washington Award. The charismatic Sharma Shields emcees, and guests can enjoy free gelato from Ferrante’s. All ages are welcome; just know that not all poetry readings are appropriate for younger ears.
Thu, July 2, from 7-8 pm • Free • Moran Prairie Library • 6004 S. Regal • scld.org • 893-8340
— Chey Scott