Get Lit! Festival
April 16-19, 2020
Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within Eastern Washington University. Our program is responsible for Get Lit! Festival, Washington State's only annual literary festival, which has grown over the last 22 years from a single day of readings to a four-day celebration of literature, including readings, writing workshops, craft classes, poetry slams, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and more — all free or low-cost. Each year brings a diverse lineup of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our local literary talent. In addition to the festival, Get Lit! also runs literary programs, like Writers in Residence, which places published authors in local schools to teach 10-week creative writing courses to students who may not normally have access to a creative writing curriculum. It is our mission, both in our festival programming and our educational outreach, to advance the arts, celebrate diversity, and empower creativity.
Get Lit! is a non-profit organization and relies on grants, community partners, sponsors, donations, ticket and merchandise sales, as well as other fundraising efforts in order to run our annual festival and educational outreach programs. We also rely on interns and volunteers from the community. If you would like to help support our program, please click our Donate button. To learn how to sponsor an event or festival author, and/or get involved as a volunteer e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .