2023 Festival

Get Lit!’s 25th Anniversary Festival

Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Sunday, April 23, 2023

Thank you for joining us in celebrating 25 years of the Get Lit! Festival! This year we had 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, the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón was one of our headlining authors.

 2023 Schedule                 2023 Authors

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2023 Headlining Events


Women Writing in Full Color

with Toni Jensen, Jane Wong, & CMarie Fuhrman

Women in Writing in Full Color

An Evening with US Poet Laureate Ada Limón, Laura Read, & Gabrielle Bates

US Poet Laureate Ada Limón, Laura Read, and Gabrielle Bates

Spokane Stories with Jess Walter & Leyna Krow

Spokane Stories

2023 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. FAQs

Get Lit! Book Fair
Get Lit! Book Fair

2023 Craft Classes

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

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