Where to Stay

Get Lit! Festival authors will be staying at both the historic Montvale Hotel and Ruby 2, located in the heart of downtown Spokane and within walking distance of many festival venues. Stay where luxury, accommodation, and accessibility collide.

See below for special offers at our additional partner hotels in Spokane!

Montvale Hotel
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate
1005 W. 1st Ave.

Hotel Ruby
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate
901 W 1st Ave.

Ruby 2
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate
123 S Post St.

Best Western Plus
$95.00 Sunday-Thursday and $129.00 on the Friday and Saturday. Request “GET LIT” rate at booking.
33 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Northern Quest Resort
Rates vary by date and room type; $125-$179
Reservations: 1-877-871-6772.  Please call and ask for the Eastern Washington University Rate or book online at https://www.northernquest.com/hotel/overview and then click Reserve Now, under the Corporate Code; enter EWU for your special rates. A deposit of one night’s room rental plus applicable fees and taxes are required to confirm a reservation.  Cash, Check or Credit Card is acceptable for pre-payment.  Cancellations prior to 72 hours before arrival are required for a refund or credit for future stay.

Wingate by Wyndham

$99/night festival rate! When booking simply mention “Get Lit” for the special rate.
Sparkling, all-new accommodations that combine elegance and comfort in perfect measure. The newly built Wingate by Wyndham hotel offers a prime location that is enhanced by its stylishly appointed accommodations and a host of state-of-the-art amenities.
Spokane Airport
2726 S. Flint Road, Spokane, Washington, 99224



Typical Get Lit! Festival Venues:

Montvale Event Center
(509) 844-5672

Downton Public Library
(509) 444-5300

The Bing Crosby Theater
(509) 227-7638

Auntie’s Bookstore
(509) 838-0206

Barrister Winery
(509) 465-3591

The Bartlett
(509) 747-2174

Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities at SCC
(509) 533-7000

Spokane Falls Community College
(509) 533-3500

Lair Auditorium, Spokane Community College
(509) 533-7000

Whitworth University
(509) 777-1000

North Idaho College
(208) 769-3300

Neato Burrito
(509) 847-1234

Community-Minded Television
(509) 242-3405



Frequently asked questions:

Is Get Lit! part of EWU? What does that mean?

Eastern Washington University provides Get Lit! with office space, computers, and the salary & benefits for one-full time staff position (Get Lit! director). We are grateful to the College of Arts, Letters, and Education (CALE) for that support. Beyond those crucial contributions, which have sustained the organization over the years, Get Lit! does not receive an allocated budget from the university for any programming, marketing, or supplies. All of our programs, in addition to overhead costs such as phones, copies, and office supplies are paid for through grants, sponsorships, individual donors sought out by the Get Lit! director, as well as festival ticket and merchandise sales.

How can I participate as a festival author in the next Get Lit!?

The Get Lit! Festival is pleased to feature authors who live and write in the greater Northwest area. If you are a published poet, fiction, or nonfiction author and have experience running writers’ workshops and/or making formal presentations, please submit the following to our author or event Submittable page in the summer/early fall preceding the festival you are applying for:

  • contact information, including your website
  • a list of your publications according to genre (include material published in magazines or literary journals)
  • any prizes or awards you have received
  • your teaching experience
  • workshop ideas

Submissions open on April 1, 2019 and run until October 1, 2019. By providing this basic information, you alert us to your interest in the Get Lit! Festival while providing a broad range of credentials. Each year, we choose our festival authors with the intention of raising community awareness of and support for the extensive literary talent and resources in the region. If you have any questions about this process you can contact Kate Peterson, the Get Lit! director, at kpeterson4@ewu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!