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Katy Shedlock reads "The New Collossus" by Emma Lazarus

Dean Davis

Rev. Katy Shedlock is a poet and pastor, who serves Highland Park United Methodist Church and Creators' Table at the West Central Abbey.  In 2018 she helped represent Spokane at the National Poetry Slam.  Katy's poems have appeared locally in The Inlander and The Spokesman Review and she often performs her work at worship services and church meetings.  She loves teaching poetry and has done so in settings as diverse as a village in Kazakhstan, a GED classroom in Allentown, an Orthodox Jewish Girls' Yeshiva in Pittsburgh, and at her churches here in Spokane, where she turns most Bible studies into creative writing classes.