2019 Get Lit! Festival

April 22-28 

Get Lit! Programs is a non-profit literary arts organization housed within Eastern Washington University. Our program is responsible for Get Lit! Festival, the region’s only annual week-long literary festival. Get Lit! has grown over the last twenty years from a single day of back-to-back readings to a seven day celebration of literature that brings a diverse line up of highly sought-after authors to our region, while also highlighting our talented local literary community. The festival offers free and low cost readings, writing workshops, craft classes, poetry slams, panel discussions, literary happy hours, and much more. Get Lit! Programs also runs Writers in Residence, a program that places published authors in local schools to teach 10-week creative writing courses to students who may not normally have access to a creative writing curriculum. It is our mission, both in our festival programming and our educational outreach, to advance the arts, celebrate diversity, and empower creativity.




Get Lit! is a non-profit organization and relies on grants, community partners and sponsors, donations, ticket and merchandise sales, and other fundraising efforts in order to put on the festival each year, and run our educational outreach programs. We also rely on interns and volunteers from the community to help us coordinate and present the festival. If you would like to learn more about how to support our program, please click our Donate button, or e-mail us at getlit@ewu.edu to learn how to sponsor an event or festival author, and/or get involved as a volunteer.