Get Lit's 25th Anniversary Festival
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023
Join us in celebrating 25 years of the Get Lit! Festival with four full days of readings, writing workshops, craft classes, open mics, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and more— offered for free or at low-cost. Each year brings a diverse lineup of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our local literary talent. This year, current U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón will be one of our headlining authors.
*Tickets on sale now!*
tickets are required for: craft classes; saturday's headlining event at the bing; and the book fair & events pass. one book fair pass covers entry both saturday and sunday!
*Through the Stewart Book and Cultural Event Scholarship Fund which is held within the Eastern Washington University Foundation, we will have a limited number of FREE tickets available for students. If you are a teacher who would like to bring students to Get Lit!'s events, or you're a student who would like to attend, please email getlit at ewu.edu using your school email.
This Year's Headlining Events
Spokane Stories with Jess Walter & Leyna Krow
Sunday, April 23rd @ 7:00 PM
At The Spokane Central Library
This event is FREE & open to the public
Book Fair and Events Pass
This ticket covers entry into our weekend festival hub, The Montvale Event Center, which hosts two full days of Book Fair and 17 events including readings, on-stage conversations, our annual Poetry Salon, a LIVE Dungeons & Dragons game, and so much more! This pass covers entry for both Saturday and Sunday and allows you to come and go as you please!
*Note that this ticket does not cover our headlining event at The Bing or any ticketed event at the library.
No Such Thing As a Dumb Idea: A Non-Fiction Craft Class with Leah Sottile
The Parent-Child Relationship in Fiction: A Fiction Craft Class with Sindya Bhanoo
Make Something from Nothing: How to Start a Poem: A Poetry Craft Class with Ada Limón
Combining the Personal and The Political: Weaving Your Stories with the World's News: A Non-Fiction Craft Class with Toni Jensen
Inspired Partnerships Program
Since 2017, local bars and restaurants have created drinks inspired by Get Lit! authors and donated $1 from each sale back to the festival.
More info on 2023's Inspired Partnerships coming soon!