Monday, March 12, 2007


Get Lit! Getting Better!

Quick note from the SR about the Get Lit! lineup for this spring.

Book Notes: New York author reading for free at Get Lit!

Dan Webster Staff writerMarch 11, 2007
It's only five weeks until Get Lit!, Eastern Washington University's annual literary event, and the calendar appears to be set.
Stress the word "appears." Spokane author Jess Walter called the other day with an update.
According to Walter, "Motherless Brooklyn" author Jonathan Lethem will appear at CenterStage on April 21 following the scheduled 7:30 p.m. "Evening of Poetry" event at the Bing Crosby Theater. Lethem's reading is set to begin at 10 p.m.
Thing is, says Walter, Lethem – who is on an author's tour to promote his latest novel, "You Don't Love Me Yet" – has agreed to appear for free. Most other Get Lit! events that feature name authors cost between $10 and $20 a ticket.
Lethem, 43, is a native New Yorker whose work has been a blend of science fiction ("Gun, with Occasional Music") and mystery ("Motherless Brooklyn," which boasts a protagonist with Tourette Syndrome). He was a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship winner.
Walter, the award-winning author of "Citizen Vince" and "The Zero," will appear with another writer bearing Spokane credentials, Gonzaga Prep grad Timothy Egan, on April 19 at the Bing.
Egan's book "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl" won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction.
The Walter-Egan event runs $20 (plus fees) for the general public.
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