Zan will be accompanied by music as she takes you through an Inland NW summer solstice landscape of prose and poetry.
Bio for Zan Agzigian Zan was born Sandra Jean Deery in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to the Northwest in 1986 to be a group home parent with the Jesuit Volunteers. In1989, she took on her mother’s Armenian maiden name as her nom de plume. She has been in collaboration with her dear friend, Victor A. Charlo, for 22 years, co-writing contemporary Native American plays. Together, they co-wrote, directed and produced Trickster at Dirty Corner, Moon Over Mission Dam, and The Beta Cycle, with The July: The Whiskey Experience and L.A. Christmas Trees chosen for staged readings. Zan has devoted many years to arts organizing, and has received many grants for fiction, plays, and poetry. Her first collection of poetry, Stamen and Whirlwind, was published by Gribble Press. She lives in Vinegar Flats, Spokane, with her dog, Itzy, and is host and producer of a weekly hour music mix show called Soundspace with Zan via Spokane Public Radio. She reads throughout the NW and performs poetry with musicians, and works part-time for the Better Business Bureau NW.