Tod Marshall: Washington’s Poet Laureate, My Professor

by Alex Baker Tod Marshall is Washington State’s new Poet Laureate. And my professor. I was first in Dr. Marshall’s Writing for Poetry class in Spring 2015. We were a tight knit group— able to joke around, but also critically discuss each other’s work. Dr. Marshall...

Manuel Gonzales Comes to Spokane!

Novelist and short-story writer Manuel Gonzales is coming to Gonzaga on Wednesday, January 27th. He’ll be reading at the Cataldo Globe Room at 7:30 as part of the Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series. I’ve already marked my calendar, and you ought to mark yours too....

Lily Hoang: The Experimental Writer and Magic

“I try to explain to my students that when writing magic, you have to ground the reader in elements of reality, ways for the reader to relate to and empathize with.” -Lily Hoang Lily Hoang is a writer of experimental fiction. She has described her books as “Oulipian...

SpoYo Recap

A Reflection On Our First Annual Spokane Youth Book Festival Written by Lydia Mulligan   As a first year intern, I was really excited that the first big event for Get Lit! happened in my first month of working with this internship. The Spokane Youth Book Festival...

Community Organizations at SpoYo!

Get Lit! Programs knows that literacy is just one component of a healthy and vibrant community, and we are very excited that for our first annual Spokane Youth Book Festival, we have partnered with seven great community organizations focused on enriching the lives of...

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker Comes to SpoYo!

The first annual Spokane Youth Book Festival is pleased to be featuring New York Times bestselling author Sherri Duskey Rinker for two sessions during our full slate of free activities for children and families, Saturday October 10 at Eastern Washington...