KYRS Thin Radio personality Stephen Pitters hosts six Poetry Rising events a year at the Northtown Spokane Barnes & Noble. I was honored to be invited to participate in the January event last Wednesday, Jan. 17. Steve Schennum entertained us with a variety of music and singing, Beth Cooley read several of her poems, and Afaria McKinney improvised poetry using words suggested by the audience. I chose to read an excerpt from a story I wrote titled “Wayne’s New Television.” The audience response amazed and pleased me, and as a result of their requests, I decided to publish the story as a short ebook with Smashwords.
As of today, Jan. 21, 2018, you will be able to find “Wayne’s New Television” by clicking on the link embedded in the cover below:
I would like to thank Stephen Pitters for encouraging and promoting music, poetry, and prose through his radio show on KYRS Thin Air Radio and his Poetry Rising events at Barnes & Noble’s Northtown store. Pitters will be speaking at several locations in the Inland Northwest during the month of February to help celebrate Black History Month. He will be at Spokane’s South Hill Library, 3324 South Perry, from 3-4 p.m., and will explore his family history, life lessons about racism, and experiences such as being the first black person to live on campus at an all-white Southern college in 1967.