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.

Coming to the festival from out of town? Please consider staying with one of our hotel partners! The following hotels will be offering a special discount to anyone traveling to Spokane for the festival, which includes discounts at local Eat Good Group restaurants. Mention Get Lit! when booking with the following hotels for more details:

Ruby River Hotel
Rate: $99
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate
700 N Division St

The Centennial Hotel
Rate: $129
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate. In order to take advantage of our special festival rate, the hotel asks that you please book before April 1. After April 1, the deal will be contingent on availability.
303 West North River Drive

Ruby 2
Rate: $65
Mention “Get Lit!” while booking and receive the artist’s rate
123 S Post St.

If you’re coming to town for Roxane Gay, please note the following hotel/restaurant package:

Get Lit! An Evening with Roxane Gay All-Inclusive Hotel and Restaurant package on 4.27.19. Value of $249.29 for $179.80
Package includes:

  • 2 Tickets to Get Lit! An Evening with Roxane Gay
  • A single queen room at Hotel Ruby2 for the night of 4.27.19
  • A 3-course dinner at the Gilded Unicorn for 2

Dinner & a Show Package
Purchase a ticket to An Evening with Roxane Gay and have the option of adding on a 3-course meal for one for $25 at the Gilded Unicorn. Purchase this package here.

Hotel Ruby 2 is located at 123 S. Post Spokane, WA.
Single Queen room features one plush queen-size bed and will accommodate up to 2 adults. View Amenities.
Please visit www.hotelruby2.com more information or contact our front desk 509.838.8504.

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

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.




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!