Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Programs were award $15,000 in unrestricted emergency funds to provide organizational stability and support during this especially challenging time. The Academy of American Poets award was made possible through the Literary Arts Emergency Fund.

Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within EWU. The program is responsible for Get Lit! Festival, Washington state’s longest-running 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.

Congratulations to Director Kate Peterson and the Get Lit! team!