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Saturday, April 25 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Railtown Almanac Reading

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Railtown Almanac is an anthology of poems by Spokanites and about Spokane, published in 2014. The 170-page collection draws from a wide range of poets, featuring vastly different styles, subjects, and perspectives. The anthology was curated and edited by writers Thom Caraway and Jeffrey Dodd, and published by Sage Hill Press.

Venue: Hendrick House, Whitworth University
Free & open to the public

Emily Gwinn teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in Hubbub, Rock and Sling, Pontoon, and The Furnace Review, and her poetry is included in Cave Moon Press’s anthology of poems about food, Broken Circles: A Gathering of Poems for Hunger. Emily also had the pleasure of representing Spokane at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California. She is the recipient of the Tom Pier Prize in Poetry from Allied Arts of Yakima Washington’s Coffeehouse Poetry Series, and her chapbook, Transpiration, was published by Finishing Line Press. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University.

John Whalen has nearly a hundred publications in literary journals and magazines including: River Styx, City Lights, The Greensboro Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, CutBank, Redactions, Dark Horse, and the Hollins Critic. His work has been anthologized twice in Pontoon. He has been a finalist for both the Ruth J. Lilly Award and the National Poetry Series Award. His first full-length poetry collection, Caliban, was published in 2002, and In Honor of the Spigot won Gribble Press's chapbook competition in 2010. In 2014, he won the Floating Bridge Press chapbook award for Above the Pear Trees.

Poet, fiction writer, artist, teacher: Nance Van Winckel does it all, and does it well. In 2013, she published her sixth book of poems, Pacific Walkers (a finalist for the Washington State Book Award), along with her fourth collection of stories, Boneland. 2014 saw the publication of her novel in the form of a scrapbook, Ever Yrs. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and produces a cross-disciplinary art called photo-ems: photographs with small poems and other graphic material blended on top of the original photograph. She has received many awards and honors, including multiple NEA poetry fellowships.



Saturday April 25, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Whitworth University 300 W Hawthorne Rd.

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