This Sunday, May 3, was supposed to be the 2020 Lilac Bloomsday Run, an annual tradition that is perfectly Spokane. But we’re not running it this weekend. We’re holding each other close by staying separate.
I wrote a short essay about my experience of Bloomsday, how it created community when I was new to Spokane, and how I feel now alongside COVID-19. Our local weekly newspaper, The Inlander, was kind enough to publish the piece! Here’s the link: https://www.inlander.com/spokane/were-not-running-bloomsday-together-this-weekend-but-well-be-back/Content?oid=19535734
And here’s a picture of the piece in their print edition!