Shakespeare and Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes. Poetry immortalized these names, and this month Eastern Washington high school students are bringing these famous poets to life again at the downtown Spokane Library. With a mission to build and support local arts and culture, Spokane Arts is championing young creators this month in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Final. The competition tests the students’ understanding, memorization and performance of great poetry, with local author Stephanie Oakes and Spokane’s current poet laureate Chris Cook among the judges deciding which Inland Northwest native goes on to represent the east side of the mountains at the state final.
Thu, Jan. 30 at 7 pm • Free • Downtown Spokane Library • 906 W. Main • poetryoutloud.org
— Macie White