Get Lit! Festival Authors



The 2012 Get Lit! Festival is hosting over forty regional, national, and international authors in Spokane. During the festival's fifty events, a wide range of genres are represented including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and others. 




Jess Walter  

Beautiful Ruins

Colson Whitehead

Zone One

Steve Almond

God Bless America

K.L. Cook

Love Songs for the Quarantined

Cristina Garcia

The Lady Matador's Hotel

Caitlin Horrocks

This Is Not Your City

Sherry Jones

The Sword of Medina

John Keeble

Broken Ground

Samuel Ligon

Drift and Swerve

Lori Ostlund

The Bigness of the World

Jason Skipper


Gregory Spatz


Frank Zafiro

And Every Man Has To Die




Susan Orlean

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Keith Boykin

Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America

Aaron Bobrow-Strain    

White Bread

Wendy Call

No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy

Natalie Kusz

Road Song

Julian Smith

Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure

Anu Taranath

UW Professor and Humanities Washington lecturer on global literature

Rachel Toor

Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running

Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns

David Wolman

The End of Money




Ted Kooser

Delights & Shadows

Elizabeth Austen

Every Dress a Decision

Thomas Brush

Last Night

Gabrielle Calvocoressi    

Apocalyptic Swing

Christopher Howell


Kathleen Flenniken


Maya Jewell Zeller

Rust Fish

Jonathan Johnson

In the Land We Imagined Ourselves

Molly Tenenbaum

The Cupboard Artist

Russell Thorburn

Misfit Hearts

Srikanth Reddy






Lois Lowry     

The Giver series

Sarah Conover  

This Little Light of Mine series

Maureen McQuerry  

The Peculiars

Claire Rudolf Murphy  

Marching With Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage





The American Place Theatre

 Literature to Life Performance of The Giver by Lois Lowry

Rick Bass & Stellarondo 

In Concert at the Masonic Temple

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