Elise Raimi & Stacey Conner

Family was what brought Elise Raimi and Stacey Conner together, and what started as a love for journaling and sharing non-fictional stories from both had forged the beginning connection towards “Listen To Your Mother”.


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Spokane Arts presents Meet the Makers: Season 1 | Episode 1: Planned Chaos- Harold Balazs

Iconic sculptor, artist, and dreamer invites us into his studio and his city.
Filmed and directed by Spokane Film Project.
"Sunlit" by Tonya Ballman

Meet the Makers is a short-film series featuring the creators who are shaped by Spokane and who make Spokane what it is.

Stay tuned for four films a year on social media,, KSPS, and the Spokane Film Project’s Vimeo page.



Lilac City Fairy Tales: A Spark Benefit

March 25, 2017 | 7PM - 9:30PM

Bing Crosby Theater | 901 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99201

Scablands Lit and Friends of the Bing invite you to the third annual Lilac City Fairy Tales, a Spark Central Benefit featuring original stories, poems, and songs from some of the brightest artistic talent in our region.

The event will take place on March 25th, 7 PM, at the Bing Theater. It will feature a special performance of Scene I, Act I of Macbeth, local, award-winning writers, and a musical act performed by local fiddler and singer Caridwen Irvine Spatz. It’s a magical, one-of-a-kind evening that celebrates women artists in the Pacific Northwest. Participants include Seattle’s Elissa Washuta, Portland's Alexis M. Smith, Missoula’s Henrietta Goodman, and a host of Spokane authors: Elissa Ball, Asa Maria Bradley, Leyna Krow, Claire McQuerry, Kate Peterson, and Kat Smith. There will also be a complimentary “Weird Sisters” anthology of prose and poetry published, and all writers at any stage of their writing career (yes, men, too), are invited to submit.

For the event, authors will read original short works—a poem, short story, creative essay or comic—inspired by the theme, “Weird Sisters.” The theme evokes fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel and Baba Yaga, and contemporary poems such as “The Witch Has Told You a Story” by Ava Leavell Haymon and “Obedience, or the Lying Tale,” by Jennifer Chang. The authors are invited to interpret the theme figuratively or literally, with or without fairy tale aesthetics. The result will showcase the multifarious talent of women in our region.

As ever, Lilac City Fairy Tales promises to cast a spell on the Spokane arts scene.

SPARK CENTRAL is a non-profit creative space where people of all ages can access high-speed Internet (1,000 Mbps), technology, rich and imaginative programming, and a curated book and media collection. Inspired by the West Central neighborhood's railway yard roots, Spark Central meets people at the junction of where they are and where they want to go.

Lilac City Fairy Tales: A Spark Benefit is presented by Friends of the Bing at The Bing Crosby Theater, located at 901 W. Sprague Avenue at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Pricing: Adults online $16 (+fees); $22 at the door. Students online: $11 (+fees); 17 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door the night of the event.