Back To Schedule
Sunday, April 23 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Poetry and Prose

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Join Pacific Northwest authors Gabrielle Bates and Chelsea Martin for an afternoon of poetry and prose. Gabrielle Bates will read from her debut poetry collection Judas Goat followed by Chelsea Martin reading from her debut novel Tell Me I’m an Artist. Chelsea and Gabrielle both approach their craft in ambitious and unique ways, sharing poems and stories that are at once intimate and unshakable. After reading their work, Chelsea and Gabrielle will be in conversation with Spokane’s own Sharma Shields, writer and author of the short story collection, Favorite Monster, and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and her most recent, The Cassandra.

To attend this event, you must purchase a Book Fair & Events Pass which covers entry into our two-day Book Fair and all 17 events taking place at the Montvale Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th at 8am.

Surveys help our program obtain critical grant funding. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete our survey after you've attended any of our events! If you enjoyed your experience and want to donate to our program, please use this link!  

avatar for Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection Judas Goat (Tin House, 2023). Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Ploughshares, APR, and Best American Experimental Writing, among other journals and anthologies. Originally from... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin is the author of Tell Me I'm an Artist, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life, Even Though I Don't Miss You, and several other books. She received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2008 and lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and child.
avatar for Sharma Shields

Sharma Shields

Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and two novels, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac and The Cassandra. Sharma’s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Lit, Catapult, Slice, Slate, Fairy Tale Review... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater 1019 W 1st Ave