Visiting Writers

In partnership with the EWU’s MFA in Creative Writing, Get Lit! Programs is a proud sponsor of the 2018-2019 Visiting Writers Series. This season includes a lineup of seven writers from across the country who have published award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Each writer’s visit will be held at Spark Central (1214 W Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA, 99201).

All events begin at 7:30 at Spark Central and are FREE, open to the public, and will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing.

Please direct all questions regarding the Visiting Writers Series to Get Lit! Programs at


2018-2019 Visiting Writers Schedule

  • Steve Almond
  • Mary Norris
  • Dennis Nurske
  • Bonnie Nadzam
  • Connie Voisine
  • Ira Sukrungruang
  • Suzanne Matson

Previous Visiting Writers



October 27th, 2017 Judy Blunt
November 17th, 2017 Darin Strauss
January 19th, 2018 Jesse Graves
February 16th, 2018 Krys Lee
April 13th, 2018 Emily Van Kley
April 28th, 2018 Dan Chaon
April 28th, 2018 Nance Van Winckel
May 11th, 2018 Laura Kasischke



September 30th, 2016 Alexis Smith
October 14th, 2016 Kristin Dombeck
October 29th, 2016 Heather McHugh
November 11th, 2016 Joe Wilkins
February 24, 2017 Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
March 9, 2017 Megan Kruse
March 17, 2017 Liz Kay
April 2017 John Rybicki


November 13th, 2015 Linda Bierds
November 20th, 2015 S.M. Hulse
December 4th, 2015 Bethany Schultz Hurst
January 22nd, 2016 Lily Hoang
February 26, 2016 Lidia Yuknavitch
April 14th, 2016 Paul Harding
April 14th, 2016 Nance Van Winckel
April 29th, 2016 William Finnegan
May 13th, 2016 Elizabeth Spires


October 4th, 2014 Joseph Salvatore
February 6, 2015 William Wright and Andrea Scarpino
February 20, 2015 Emily Rapp
March 6, 2015 Elizabeth Graver
April 24, 2015 Walter Kirn
May 15, 2015 Mary Szybist and Michele Glazer