Chris Maccini

Marketing Coordinator & 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 coordinates 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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Newsletter for October-December, 2018:

  • 2018 Election Coverage
  • Fall Folk Festival Broadcast Nov. 10th
  • Events Listing & Membership Information

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Elissa Ball is a poet, humorist, and journalist, originally from Yakima, WA. She contributes to The Inlander, has an astrology column called Space Witch, and reads tarot cards (as Hit the Deck Tarot). Her latest book, More or Less (on Cold Cube Press), is an illustrated collection of jokes.

Spokane is reading is a region-wide initiative of the Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Library, and Auntie's Bookstore. 

Author Amy Stewart will be in town for two events Thursday, September 27 1 pm at the Spokane Valley Event Center and 7 pm at the Spokane Public Library, Downtown.

Elissa Ball is a poet, humorist, and journalist, originally from Yakima, WA. She contributes to The Inlander, has an astrology column called Space Witch, and reads tarot cards (as Hit the Deck Tarot). Her latest book, More or Less (on Cold Cube Press), is an illustrated collection of jokes.

Elissa Ball is a poet, humorist, and journalist, originally from Yakima, WA. She contributes to The Inlander, has an astrology column called Space Witch, and reads tarot cards (as Hit the Deck Tarot). Her latest book, More or Less (on Cold Cube Press), is an illustrated collection of jokes.

Elissa Ball is a poet, humorist, and journalist, originally from Yakima, WA. She contributes to The Inlander, has an astrology column called Space Witch, and reads tarot cards (as Hit the Deck Tarot). Her latest book, More or Less (on Cold Cube Press), is an illustrated collection of jokes.

Melissa Huggins is the executive director of Spokane Arts, and her stories and essays have appeared in The Oyez ReviewLilac City Fairy TalesRailtown AlmanacThe Pacific Northwest Inlander, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University and is working on a collection of essays. She serves on the boards of Scablands Books and Pivot, a live storytelling series.


Melissa Huggins is the executive director of Spokane Arts, and her stories and essays have appeared in The Oyez ReviewLilac City Fairy TalesRailtown AlmanacThe Pacific Northwest Inlander, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University and is working on a collection of essays. She serves on the boards of Scablands Books and Pivot, a live storytelling series.

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