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. 

Ways to Connect

Steve Almond is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction including the New York Times best-sellers, Candyfreak and Against Football. He was also the host of the popular podcast Dear Sugars with  fellow author Cheryl Strayed.


Willow Springs Books is publishing an anthology of community poetry called Hair of the Dog, inspired by the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog. 

Willow Springs Books is a small press associated with Eastern Washington University. Associate Director Lauren Hohle and Graduate Student Daniel Spiro stopped by the SPR studio for a conversation with Chris Maccini.

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The fall 2018 pledge drive is under way! Here's a peek behind the scenes from the studios of Spokane Public Radio. If you haven't already, take a moment to make a pledge after you check out these photo collages.  Thank you for your support!

Members of the artist collective "Emerge CDA" in Coeur d'Alene spoke visited the SPR studio to speak with Chris Maccini.

Emerge CDA is a collective art experience engaging all members of the community in a variety of high quality creative outlets, while offering a platform for emerging artists to cultivate their careers as professionals.

We spoke with founder and Executive Director Jeni Hegsted along with artists Reinaldo Gil Zambrano and Alexandra Iosub.

Elliot Reed's debut novel, A Key to Treehouse Living, is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows uo near a rive in the rural Midwest. The novel takes the form of a glossary-style list with entries ranging from ARCHEOLOGY and MULLET to MORTAL BETRAYAL and REVELATION. 

Elliot Reed will be reading from the novel at Auntie's Bookstore on Thursday, October 4th at 7 p.m.

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.

Miller Cane is the story of a fraudulent historian who makes his living conning the victims of mass shootings. He returns home to save the young daughter of the woman he loves, taking her with him on his roadshow across the worn-out heart of America, staying one step ahead of what’s after them. The story is by turns hilarious, unsettling, bizarre, and fearless. Buckle up and come along for the ride!

On September 20th, the Inlander hosted a live reading of Miller Cane: A True & Exact History at the Washington Cracker Company building in Spokane. Author Sam Ligon read from the novel along with other local writers: Tony Flinn, Laura Read, Shawn Vestal, Leyna Krow, Chelsea Martin, and Kate Lebo.