Stories tagged: get lit!
Sun., April 8, 2012
Out & About: Sign-up deadline looms for Kid Fishing event
OUTFISH – April 20 is the deadline to sign up kids ages 5-14 for the May 5 Kid Fishing event at Clear Lake. Up to 950 youths will be preassigned …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Education Notebook: School to host author
St. George’s School will feature Sherry Jones, a historical-fiction author and journalist, at 7 p.m. Monday at the school’s Founders Theater. Jones will give a reading in costume from her …
Sun., March 25, 2012
Book Notes: Get Lit! will tip off with HooPalousa
As we inch closer to the start of Get Lit!, new details emerge. Such as this one: The 14th annual festival will tip off April 9 with a basketball game.
Sun., March 18, 2012
Book Notes: Time to grab tickets for Bass, Stellarondo
If you’re itching to see Rick Bass and Stellarondo on stage at the same time, good news. Tickets are now on sale. Bass, the nationally acclaimed author, and Stellarondo, a …
Thu., March 15, 2012
Education Notes: Rogers High to stage ‘Charlie Brown’ play
Rogers High School drama students will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Additional performances are Saturday at 2 p.m., and …
Sun., March 11, 2012
Book Notes: Betancourt will lecture at Gonzaga
Ingrid Betancourt, author and activist, will deliver Gonzaga University’s Presidential Speaker Series lecture on March 28. Betancourt was a candidate for the presidency of Colombia when she was kidnapped by …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011
Book Notes: Give the gift of reading
Just a reminder: Books make excellent Christmas presents. You can customize them to every taste. And you can write an inscription on the title page that your descendants might stumble …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011
Book Notes: Orlean, Whitehead top Get Lit! lineup
Some big literary names have been booked into Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival, coming April 11-15: • Susan Orlean, author of “The Orchid Thief” and the just-released “Rin Tin …
Sun., May 8, 2011
Book Notes: Get Lit!, Big Read big hits
The Get Lit! and Big Read numbers are in, and they’re impressive: • An estimated attendance of 3,000 for Get Lit!’s 50-plus events.
Sun., April 17, 2011
Book Notes: Hunt, Kirkpatrick, Dagg unite to tell Estby story
Many local readers already are familiar with the Helga Estby story. She was the woman who walked all the way from Spokane (Mica Creek, actually) to New York City in …
Fri., April 15, 2011
The development of DiFranco
Whether you think you’ve outgrown Ani DiFranco, or never felt she was the right fit for you, it might be a good time to test that assessment. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter …
Thu., April 14, 2011
Get Lit! makes plans for 2012
This year’s Get Lit! kicks off with some good news about next year’s Get Lit!: There will, in fact, be one. Eastern Washington University has secured some “non-state funding” to …
Sun., April 10, 2011
Book Notes: Get ready, get set … Get Lit!
Get ready for the busiest week of the year on Spokane’s literary scene. Get Lit! begins Wednesday. The calendar holds so many events – 55 workshops, panels and readings – …
Sun., March 27, 2011
Book Notes: Poets share their ‘Story’ Friday at Chase Gallery
Here’s an event that combines poetry and art: a reading Friday at the Chase Gallery in conjunction with “Telling the American Story, History, Memory, Place, Story, Picture, Space.” This group …
Sun., March 13, 2011
Book Notes: Big events planned for O’Brien book
Spokane’s Big Read is in full swing, with events ranging from theatrical adaptations of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” to Vietnam-themed film screenings to various veteran-oriented discussions. I can’t …
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Book Notes: Get Lit! writing workshops set
Do you want to work on your poetry? Your nonfiction? Your playwriting? The Get Lit! writing workshops have been announced for Spokane’s premier literary festival on April 13-17.
Sun., Jan. 16, 2011
Book Notes: Writers might find inspiration from Kenower
Do you feel like your writing life needs a push-start? You might want to catch William Kenower’s talk at Gonzaga University on Saturday, 1 p.m., “Tuning Your Inner Ear: The …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
Book Notes: 2011 Get Lit! lineup taking shape
The 2011 Get Lit! headliners have been finalized, so we can tell you who’ll be appearing along with the previously announced Tim O’Brien and Ani DiFranco. Here’s the rest of …
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
Book Notes: DiFranco tops Get Lit in 2011
Ani DiFranco will be the April 15 headliner at 2011’s Get Lit. Wait – Ani DiFranco? Isn’t she a singer-songwriter? Why would she be headlining the region’s premier literary festival?
Wed., April 21, 2010, 11:21 a.m.
Final Get Lit! event at the Fox, not Bing
Tonight’s Jazz Poetry Performance with Patricia Smith, the final event of this year’s Get Lit! festival, will be at the Fox Theater at 7 p.m. A column in today’s paper …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Who will go to bat for books?
If only Eastern Washington University had an alumnus in the NFL who loved books. Then maybe the coolest literary event around would have a rock-solid budget, and the grass at …
Sun., April 11, 2010
Get Lit! lures Pulitzer-winning writer Richard Russo for Saturday’s headlining act
Back in the 1990s, Get Lit! headliner Richard Russo decided he wanted to become a full-time writer. His career as an English literature professor at small regional universities was taking …
Sun., April 11, 2010
From Oprah author to standout poet, Get Lit! offers plenty of star power
Pulitzer winner Richard Russo may be the biggest draw for this year’s festival, but don’t overlook the rest of the slate, says Danielle Ringwald, Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! coordinator. …
Sun., March 7, 2010, 1 a.m.
Get Lit! readings put fatherhood in focus
We have some more details about the live taping of Public Radio International’s “Selected Shorts,” on April 16 at the Bing Crosby Theater as part of the Get Lit! festivities. …
Thu., April 16, 2009
Smiley serves up laughs at Hollywood’s expense in latest novel
Jane Smiley nails the Hollywood movie culture so thoroughly in her latest novel, “Ten Days in the Hills,” she clearly must run with the producer-director-agent crowd, right? “No,” laughs Smiley. …
Thu., April 16, 2009
Get Lit! Events
Here’s the schedule for the remaining events in this year’s Get Lit! literary festival. Call (509) 368-6594 for more information. Sustainability: Living Lightly, Living Well – Join author Paul Roberts …
Thu., April 9, 2009
Most people consider literature to be a spectator sport – you know, sitting and reading. But the 2009 Get Lit! festival is, without a doubt, a participant sport. Eastern Washington …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2009, 7:28 a.m.
Get Lit! will offer kid-friendly events
When it comes to literary festivals, kids don’t normally come to mind. Who wants a bunch of adolescents messing around with all the stilton and syrah?
Sat., April 19, 2008
American freedoms at forefront for Wolf
When you’ve written a book titled “The End of America,” you’re not likely to be seen automatically as a beacon of hope. Yet that’s exactly the tone that author Naomi …
Fri., April 13, 2007
EWU poetry readers take it to the streets
Jessica Moll, a graduate student at Eastern Washington University, may have felt a bit awkward standing on a milk crate in front of River Park Square in downtown Spokane reading …