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Get Lit! Festival
April 11th - 14th, 2025

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Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within Eastern Washington University.

We are responsible for the Get Lit! Festival, Washington State's longest-running annual literary festival, which has grown over the last 26 years from a single day of readings to, historically, a week-long celebration of literature. Get Lit! is currently a four-day festival, Thursday through Sunday, which includes full days of readings, writing workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, literary happy hours, virtual events, a book fair, and more— all offered for free or at low-cost. Each festival brings a diverse lineup of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also celebrating our local literary talent.

In addition to the festival, Get Lit! also helps to promote EWU’s Visiting Writers Series and works closely with EWU's Writers in the Community program, which places graduate students into local spaces of need to teach creative writing.

It is our mission, both in our festival programming and our educational outreach, to celebrate the arts, amplify diverse voices, and empower creativity.

Save the date for 2025: April 10-13 *Sunday, April 13th will be virtual.

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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 donate online today. To learn how to sponsor an event or festival author, and/or get involved as a volunteer, email us at