Visit Spokane

Visit Spokane

Written by Visit Spokane. Greater Spokane is an ambitious community. A place to call home, to experience, a place of opportunity and discovery. It’s a city where life mingles brilliantly with nature. Cozy restaurants, jewel hotels, spirited arts, and gracious wine...
“The Mothers”: Brit Bennett’s Magnificent Child

“The Mothers”: Brit Bennett’s Magnificent Child

Written by Holly Pratt The Mothers, Brit Bennett’s debut novel, is the type of novel where you sit down intending to read just a chapter or two but end up putting off the world until it’s done, its clear, decisive prose pushing out every other thought. Her...

Creatives with Careers: How They Get It Done

Written by Holly Pratt Unless you’re a Lord, say Byron, or come into a large inheritance, à la E.M Forster, and can spend your days summering in Europe, walking your private gardens, and dashing off a novel or poem when the mood strikes, you’ll have to do what most...
Insights of a Professional Tree Climber

Insights of a Professional Tree Climber

Hello everyone and welcome to another Get Lit! blog post written by a nervous intern who is fueled by caffeine and student debt! My name is Ryan Hatten, and I will be your host this evening. Our topic tonight is Josh MacIvor-Andersen, a writer who once made a living...
Happy New (Festival) Year from Get Lit!

Happy New (Festival) Year from Get Lit!

Happy New (Festival) Year from Get Lit! Programs Hello, and long time, no blog! My name’s Genevieve and I’m an intern here at Get Lit! who tends to err on the side of exclamation points! I hope your 2018 has been off to a great start so far; I know ours has at the Get...

Poetry-Anxiety? Try Albert Goldbarth

Are you confused and anxious when it comes to poetry? Do you find yourself lying to family and friends, saying you totally got a poem that in reality you most certainly did not get? Does the idea of going to a poetry reading make you sweat effusively? You may be...
Laila Lalami at Get Lit! 2017

Laila Lalami at Get Lit! 2017

Laila Lalami is no stranger to crossing borders. Born in Morocco, educated in Great Britain and the U.S., Lalami explores the limits and complexities of national and individual identity, race, displacement, and belonging in her fiction. Morocco plays a part in much of...

Heart of the Rat Chapbook Release

While November has been a difficult month for many people, there is a lot to be thankful for here in Spokane. This month’s readings, chapbook releases, and other gatherings have reminded me of how grateful I am to belong to such a supportive literary community. It’s...

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Spokane Civic Theatre

“Show me a person who hasn´t known any sorrow and I’ll show you a superficial,” says Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire. The characters in A Streetcar Named Desire have known sorrow, as well as superficiality, pleasure, pain,...