Friday, April 5, 2013

Get Ready for Get Lit!

 Literature is the thought of thinking souls.
---Thomas Carlyle

For authors, journalists, poets, and writers of all sorts, as well as bookworms and anyone interested in literary works in its many forms, Spokane’s 15th annual Get Lit! literary festival begins Monday. 

Get Lit! Programs include a literary festival in the spring as well as educational outreach projects throughout the year, engaging members of the Inland Northwest community in a celebration of the written word and encouraging discussion of literature, at all age levels.

The 2013 Get Lit! Festival takes place from April 8 through April 14, hosting over forty regional, national, and international authors in Spokane who represent a wide range of genres including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Fiction and nonfiction writers attending will include Joyce Carol Oates, Kim Barnes, Jess Walter, Christopher Mcdougall, David Shields, and many others. Authors will speak and perform readings at a variety of venues such as the Bing Crosby Theater, Gonzaga Univeristy, Aunties Bookstore, and several other places around Spokane.

The festival week will also include writing workshops which will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane. Registration is underway and space is limited to 20 people per session. 

Workshops include sessions on editing and revision, a novel workshop, poetry, crafting evocative prose, voice, etc.  The workshops also include a free workshop for kids (8+ yrs.) and a free teen poetry slam workshop.

Click HERE for the Get Lit! calendar of events.

Have Fun and Get Lit!


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