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Get Lit! programs announces festival writing workshops


Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Programs is back for its 15th annual literary festival. On Saturday, April 13, festival authors will conduct eight writing workshops—four during a morning session, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and four during an afternoon session, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park located at 303 W. North River Drive, Spokane.

Writers of all levels and ages are encouraged to sign up to work with published authors and writing professionals on various forms of creative writing. This year Get Lit! Programs is offering a variety of workshops meant to assist readers and writers alike in finding a wellspring of talent, inspiration and learning:

– The Art of Revision with Anna Vodicka

– Poetry Workshop: The Writing Process with Maxine Scates

– Notes Toward Evocative Prose (Nonfiction) with Joe Wilkins

– Developing Voice (Fiction/Nonfiction) with Lidia Yuknavitch

– World Building Workshop with Inland Empire Chapter of Romance Writers of America (IECRWA)

– Literary Collage (Nonfiction) with David Shields

– Poetry Workshop: Reading and Writing the Land in Verse with Carolyne Wright

– Graphic Novels with Sean Agriss

Also available

– Free Youth Slam Poetry Workshop

– Free Kids’ Workshop

For more detailed information about each workshop, visit

Get Lit! Programs has limited seats available for each workshop and encourages participants to register early. Organizers note that the registration process for this year’s festival is different than in previous years. Pre-register through Brown Paper Tickets at, then enter “Get Lit!” and a list of available workshops will be displayed for selection. Workshops are $30 each, or $20 for students with a current ID (youth workshops are free.) Registration is available on-site on April 13, but pre-registration is suggested.

This year’s festival will again feature more than 50 events, including author presentations and readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry slams and writing contests. Most events are free and open to the public. However, tickets are required for the headline events.

Tickets and festival passes are available through TicketsWest at, 1-800-325-SEAT, or at one of the seven outlets around town. Each ticket is just $15 for the general public, and free for students with a current high school or college ID. Student tickets will be available at college bookstores March 25-April 5, or at the door as space allows.

More information about the festival is being updated daily on the Get Lit! Programs website at


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