Kate Lebo's Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers Release Party

Fundraiser for Lisa Brown!

Kate Lebo's Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers Release Party

Sam Ligon, Maya Zeller, Ellen Welcker

Sun · October 28, 2018

4:00 pm

Free

Kate Lebo's Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers Release Party
Kate Lebo's Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers Release Party
Kate Lebo's new chapbook, SEVEN PRAYERS TO CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS, is a plea for sane, responsible, and progressive representation from the elected officials of the fifth district. On October 28 at 4 pm at the Bartlett, seven women writers will perform these poems: Kate Lebo, Chelsea Martin, Sharma Shields, Laura Read, Ellen Welcker, Nance Van Winckel, and Maya Jewell Zeller. We'll celebrate our right to free expression, get ready to VOTE in the midterm elections, and raise money for the Lisa Brown campaign. Blazers and pearls, the uniform of female political power, are encouraged. The Lisa Brown campaign will be there to accept donations and sign up volunteers. Barring some unforeseen forum, LISA BROWN HERSELF will be there too. Hosted by Entre Rios Books and Tim Greenup.

Kate Lebo is the author of Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter (Sasquatch Books), and A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music Press). Her essay about listening through hearing loss, “The Loudproof Room,” originally published in New England Review, was anthologized in Best American Essays 2015. Other poems and essays have appeared in Best New Poets, Gettysburg Review, Gastronomica, Willow Springs, AGNI, High Desert Journal, Moss, The Rumpus, The Bellingham Review, and Poetry Northwest, among other places. In fall 2017, Sasquatch Books will release Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze, an anthology co-edited with Sam Ligon and based on their popular Pie & Whiskey reading series. Also in fall 2017, Dancing Girl Press will release From a Tree, a chapbook of erasures from Wikipedia entries for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

A graduate of the University of Washington’s MFA program and Western Washington University, she’s the recipient of a Nelson Bentley Fellowship and a Joan Grayston Poetry Prize, grants from Artist Trust and 4Culture, and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Soapstone, and Shotpouch Creek.

Kate was raised near Portland, Oregon, and lived in Seattle, Washington for many years. She now lives in Spokane, Washington, where she writes for the Spokesman-Review’s food section and serves as Vice President of the Board of Spark Central, a non-profit arts and resource center.
Sam Ligon
Sam Ligon
Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. His stories have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, Post Road, Okey-Panky, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. His essays appear in the Inlander. He’s the editor of Willow Springs and the artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. He teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane.
Maya Zeller
Maya Zeller
Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore Review, New South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood, Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is the author of the poetry collections Rust Fish (April 2011, Lost Horse Press) and Yesterday, the Bees (October 2015, Floating Bridge Press). Other manuscripts have been finalists with the National Poetry Series, University of Wisconsin, Prairie Schooner, Waywiser, and elsewhere, and poems, essays, and reviews appear in journals such as Bellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, High Desert Journal, Cincinnati Review, The Rumpus, Willow Springs, The Moth, and Rattle, as well as anthologies such as Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold, and New Poets of the American West. Maya serves as Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review and Poetry Editor for Scablands Books; she also teaches poetry (writing) and poetics for Central Washington University.

Visit the “books and publications” page to read various online samples of Maya’s work.
Ellen Welcker
Ellen Welcker
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/