Chris Maccini

Program Production Director

Chris grew up in Spokane and has many fond childhood memories of being subjected to the voices of SPR while in the backseat of his parents' car.  After moving to Upstate New York and graduating from Colgate University with a degree in Economics, he spent six years living in Seattle working for non-profit organizations and sailing around the Puget Sound with his wife, Tracie, and their boat-dog, Mollusk. He returned to Spokane to attend graduate school at Eastern Washington University and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing. 

With Spokane Public Radio as an intern since May 2017 and as an employee since June 2018, helps produce arts and special programming such as "The Bookshelf," "Poetry Moment," "Northwest Arts Review," special features and more. 

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In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

Gordon S. Jackson, is the author of the new novel, Never Say Moist at Wyndover College. Jackson taught journalism at Whitworth University for more than 30 years. He grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era, encountering the sensorship that subsequently promted him to promote free expression in the classroom and in his writing. Never Say Moist at Wyndover College is Jackson’s fourteenth book, and his second novel. 

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Scott Davis | Faces of Valor

As Veteran’s Day approaches, many of us take time to honor family members and previous generations who have served in the Armed Forces. But for Gonzaga University student, Scott Davis, a childhood fascination has become an all-consuming passion to document the first-hand stories of World War II veterans.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

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Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, social worker, farmer, and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School. He is also the host of A Night of Grief & Mystery, a musical, poetic, ceremonial evening which he describes as “devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human.” The tour will be in Spokane on Wednesday, November 13th, 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. Jenkinson joined Chris Maccini via phone to talk about his work and upcoming performance.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

In 1909, a young woman who had lost her husband in a railroad accident ventured into the wild country of Wyoming to make a new life for herself and her two-year old daughter. Letters of a Woman Homesteader tells Elinore Stewart’s true story through her own letters, written over several years to a former employer in Denver. Read by Mary Jo Rudolf.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Dean Davis

Spokane Arts announced earlier this month that Spokane’s next Poet Laureate will be Chris Cook. Cook and outgoing Poet Laureate, Mark Anderson, talk with SPR's Chris Maccini.

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of nine books including The Big Burn, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, The Immortal Irishman, and The Worst Hard Time, which won the 2006 National Book Award for non-fiction. His new book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith, follows Egan on a personal journey of more than 1000 miles as he considers his own faith and traces the history of Christianity in Europe along the way.

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

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Since its opening in 2013, The Bartlett has been one of the go-to venues for live music and arts events in Spokane, especially for local, up-and-coming acts. But in September, owners Caleb and Karli Ingersoll announced in a Facebook post that The Bartlett would be closing later this fall.

The announcement was a surprise for most followers of the Spokane music scene, but owner Karli Ingersoll says it’s something she and her husband have been considering for a while.

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri.

TEDx Spokane will take place on Saturday, October 26th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. This year's event will feature educators, authors, poets, morticians, community advocates, non-profit administrators, and more. 

Event founder Jaime Tender talked with SPR's Chris Maccini about the origins of the event, and two of this year's performers, Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson, and musician Karli Ingersoll gave a preview of their TED Talks.

Tickets and details about the event can be found at TEDxSpokane.com.

Kathryn Smith's new chapbook, Chosen Companions of the Goblin, won the 2018 Open Country Chapbook Contest. It is inspired by the real-life story of the Fox Sisters, who claimed to be spiritual mediums and helped spark the spiritualist movment in 19th century America. 

She will be hosting a release party for the book, on Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Spokane, 1428 W 9th Ave.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri.

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