Friday, March 18, 2011

Volunteers Needed

The Get Lit! Festival is near and below is a message from one of the coordinators looking for volunteers. So if you would like to get involved in helping out with this exciting series of events, here’s your chance!

(Note: I am posting this notice for contributor Mary Jane Honegger, who is experiencing computer problems this morning.)


From: Melissa Huggins
Subject: Get Lit! Festival Volunteers

Good afternoon!

The 13th Annual Get Lit! Festival is just around the corner, and we need a lot of helping hands. From April 13-17, the festival will offer over fifty events including author readings, workshops, poetry slams, panels, film showings and youth events. It takes a lot of volunteers to keep everything running smoothly, so we could really use your help. Some task for volunteers are: taking tickets, ushering, running the festival info table, reading for the Milk Crate readings, helping at the author reception, collecting event surveys and escorting authors to and from events.

Some perks of volunteering:

  • Free admission to the event at which you volunteer (including workshops and all headlining events except Ani DiFranco)
  • Free Get Lit! festival t-shirt
  • For every 4 hours volunteered, you will receive a free ticket to the event of your choice
  • Opportunities to hang with festival authors
  • Our deepest gratitude!

If you visit our Calendar of Events ( you can see all of our festival events, and information on the festival authors is here. Please take a few minutes and browse the events and your personal schedule and consider when you would like to volunteer. I will assign volunteers on a first come/first served basis. If you do not have a preference of events and would like to help out where we need you, please send me the blocks of time you are available and I can plug you into the schedule.

After you’ve considered when/how you would like to volunteer, please send me the following information:

-Your name

-Your phone number (preferably a cell phone)

-The events you would like to volunteer for AND/OR what blocks of time you are available to help out where needed.

-T-shirt size

After I have gathered most of the volunteers we need, I will send out confirmation emails to everyone and do final call-outs for events where we still need help. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Also, if know any other groups or individuals who may be interested in volunteering, please forward this message to them.

The Get Lit! Festival would not be in its 13th year without the support of an enthusiastic community. Thank you so much for considering volunteering and I hope to hear from you soon!


Melissa Huggins
Assistant Coordinator
Get Lit! Programs
(509) 359-6447 (office)
(509) 939-0234 (cell)

Also, be sure to check out our Writing North Idaho Events page for these and other upcoming events.

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