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Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

April 17, 2019

Get Lit! Programs has celebrated writing for over 20 years, and its annual literary festival is right around the corner. This year’s Get Lit! Festival runs from A...

EWU inspires and builds community at ‘Get Lit!’ festival

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 5, 2018

As the 20th annual Get Lit! Festival located in Spokane and EWU came to a close on Sunday, many EWU students, alumni and faculty walked away with a fresh sense of motivation. Directed by former EWU English professor Kate Peterson, the week-long festival hosted up to 50 events—book readings, workshops, panel discussion, poetry slams and more—and featured over 80 local and v...

Get Lit! Festival Celebrates Twentieth Year

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017

EWU’s annual Get Lit! Festival took place from April 17 to April 23, with events at both the Cheney and Riverpoint campus. Since 1998, the festival has been a tradition hosted by the EWU Get Lit! program and features a bevy of activities such as panels, workshops and readings, all in the name of literature. “It’s a community literary tradition,” said Kate Peterson, interim director o...

Experimental Writer Lily Hoang Comes to Spokane

By Kristi Lucchetta, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2016

Lily Hoang, an experimental fiction writer, will be speaking in Spokane on Jan. 22 at Auntie’s Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Hoang has published four books. These include “Unfinished,” “The Evolutionary Revolution,” “Changing” and “Parabola.” She has also won a Chiasmus Press “Un-Doing the Novel” contest in 2006 and was a contestant for a PEN Beyond Margins...

Get Lit! Festival celebrates literature, art

Get Lit! Festival celebrates literature, art

April 23, 2015

For the 17th year in a row, downtown Spokane and surrounding areas will be inviting residents to get lit on April 20. The Get Lit! Festival is a series...

Art festival promotes creative literacy

Art festival promotes creative literacy

April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20 6:30 p.m. • Beacon Hill Reading @ Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, SCC 8 p.m. • Spokane Poetry Slam Finals, hosted by ...

Get Lit! co-hosting Visiting Writers Series a first

Get Lit! co-hosting Visiting Writers Series a first

February 5, 2015

EWU’s Visiting Writers series begins Feb. 6 with poets William Wright and Andrea Scarpino. The series will feature eight authors who are set to visit...

Book by EWU alumnus heads for Hollywood

Book by EWU alumnus heads for Hollywood

May 30, 2013

Jess Walter, an EWU graduate, is currently co-writing a film script based on his New York Times bestselling book, “Beautiful Ruins,” according to Walter. His script wr...

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