Chris Maccini

Marketing Director & Arts Producer

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, Chris oversees the station's marketing efforts and helps produce arts programming such as "The Bookshelf," "Poetry Moment," "Northwest Arts Review," and more. 

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David Borodin is a retired art appraiser, originally from Philadelphia but now living at Twin Lakes, Idaho. He identifies his poetic work with the so-called New Formalist tradition, with its renewed attention to the use of meter, rhyme, and stanzaic symmetry as instruments of effective patterning. Although his poems are inspired by a wide range of subjects, including music, visual art, literature and love, his abiding interest in cognitive science provides a special focus for exploring through his poems the phenomenon of consciousness.

Join us for the stunning final novel by a great American storyteller. Last Bus to Wisdom is a coming of age novel which follows eleven-year-old Donal Cameron from the legendary Double W Ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies to faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin and back again.

 Along the way he meets a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and has a rollicking series of misadventures. 

David Borodin is a retired art appraiser, originally from Philadelphia but now living at Twin Lakes, Idaho. He identifies his poetic work with the so-called New Formalist tradition, with its renewed attention to the use of meter, rhyme, and stanzaic symmetry as instruments of effective patterning. Although his poems are inspired by a wide range of subjects, including music, visual art, literature and love, his abiding interest in cognitive science provides a special focus for exploring through his poems the phenomenon of consciousness.

R. Cassandra Bruner recieved her MFA from Eastern Washington University. A finalist for Black Warrior Review’s 2018 Nonfiction Contest, her poems and essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, The Adroit JournalBlack Warrior ReviewCrazyhorseIndiana ReviewMuzzleNew England ReviewNinth LetterPleiades, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2019 Frost Place competition, her chapbook, The Wishbone Dress, is forthcoming from Bull City Press.

Join us for the stunning final novel by a great American storyteller. Last Bus to Wisdom is a coming of age novel which follows eleven-year-old Donal Cameron from the legendary Double W Ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies to faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin and back again.

 Along the way he meets a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and has a rollicking series of misadventures. 


Simeon Mills is a writer, cartoonist, and teacher. His novel The Obsoletes is just out from Skybound Books.

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President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live. Scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. PT Thursday, May 16.

R. Cassandra Bruner recieved her MFA from Eastern Washington University. A finalist for Black Warrior Review’s 2018 Nonfiction Contest, her poems and essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, The Adroit JournalBlack Warrior ReviewCrazyhorseIndiana ReviewMuzzleNew England ReviewNinth LetterPleiades, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2019 Frost Place competition, her chapbook, The Wishbone Dress, is forthcoming from Bull City Press.

Join us for the stunning final novel by a great American storyteller. Last Bus to Wisdom is a coming of age novel which follows eleven-year-old Donal Cameron from the legendary Double W Ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies to faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin and back again.

 Along the way he meets a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and has a rollicking series of misadventures. 

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