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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Mind, The Body, The Writer

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Join us for a virtual reading and conversation on how physical and mental health impact our lives and can inform our writing. Writers Nicole Zelniker, Willa Schneberg, and Matthew Spaur all have real world experience helping people with various challenges to their health and well-being, and their experiences deeply inform their work and worldview. Willa offers a unique perspective as both a practicing poet and counselor; Matthew’s memoir chronicles his experiences with illness and loss within his own family; and Nicole’s experience with chronic illness informs her work both as a writer and as founder and editor-in-chief of Knee Brace Press, which publishes work on chronic illness and mental health. Following readings from all three writers, Nicole will lead a conversation.

This event is virtual and will premiere at the time scheduled above. YouTube link coming soon! *Note that the authors may be present during the live chat so come prepared to meet them virtually and ask them about their work! 

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Willa Schneberg

Willa Schneberg is a poet, ceramic sculptor, interdisciplinary artist, essayist, curator and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) in private practice. Her new poetry collection, entitled The Naked Room, illuminates issues pertaining to mental health. She is the author of five... Read More →
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Matthew Spaur

Matthew Spaur is the author of “Making a Small Fortune,” a memoir set in Spokane that chronicles his caring for family members battling seizures, addiction, and the rare disease porphyria. For more than 20 years, he has published fiction, nonfiction, and journalism. Spaur’s... Read More →
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Nicole Zelniker

Nicole Zelniker (she/they) is the author of several books, including “Until We Fall,” which was a finalist for the Forward Indie Awards in LGBTQ+ adult fiction. She’s also the founder and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Knee Brace Press. Check out the rest of her work... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT