Lit Crawls are a program of the Spokane Poet Laureate & Spokane Arts! Concentrating on one neighborhood area at a time, we travel from venue-to-venue at these events listening to local writers reading their poetry or prose. (Like a pub crawl, but with poetry and prose!) Free to attend (but plan on purchasing drinks or food at our generous host stops!) these fun events are a great way to hear new work from our amazing local literary community in an entertaining and relaxed setting.


Spokane Arts and Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson hosted our first Lilac City Lit Crawl of the year this past Sunday! We started at the brand new Glorious Artisan Bakery with readings from local writers Davy Nguyen, Scott Eubanks, and Inga Laurent. With stops at Steady Flow Growler House and Iron Goat Brewery, we ended the night at The Steel Barrel Taproom. Readers included Mary Christensen, Michael Bethely, Mika Maloney, Shantell Jackson, and Bethany Montgomery and AJ the Wordsmith from Power 2 the Poetry. Thanks to our awesome readers, fun host stops, and everyone that came out to enjoy the poetry and prose! Keep an eye on our website for details on upcoming Lit Crawl events as we explore new neighborhoods and enjoy different readers through the summer and early fall.