The Get Lit! Festival began in 1998 as a one-day marathon of literary readings sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press and EWU’s Department of Creative Writing. Then The Spokesman-Review lovingly called it “the little literary festival that could,” and they were right. By 2004, the audience had swelled to 10,000 people from Spokane and the surrounding region.
The weeklong celebration of reading and writing offers events for literature lovers of all ages, including:
readings and lectures
poetry slams for children, teens, and college students
visits by festival authors to local K-12 schools and colleges