Arts and literature are everywhere at EWU, and EWU leads the region in supporting artists and writers. As a student you have a chance to attend and support nationally recognized events like Get Lit! and the Spokane International Film Festival. You can even listen to some of your professors on Public Radio.
On a sunny Saturday fall morning this year, the campus of EWU Spokane buzzed with activity. Children, teens, and parents from around the region converged for a day of celebrating books. They also attended workshops, made crafts, and listened to author readings.
It was all part of SpoYo, the Spokane Youth Books Festival. This is a new event hosted by EWU, and it’s another way EWU students and professors get involved in the Spokane community.
Authors travel to Spokane from all over the country, like Nick Bruel, famed author of the Bad Kitty series. They meet with their fans, give master classes for aspiring writers, and read from their books.
The event was organized by graduate students in the MFA creative writing program, and undergrad and high school students volunteered. The event is actually an offshoot of GetLit!, EWU’s week-long literary festival held each spring. It’s a great chance for EWU students to mingle with authors and get behind-the-scenes access to the authors and ideas that change our world.
If you’re interested in studying with EWU’s award-winning writing and English professors, be sure to check out the EWU English website.