Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
Saturday, April 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Timely Historical Fiction

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This year’s headlining event celebrates one of Spokane’s most beloved writers, Jess Walter, along with best-selling author Esi Edugyan. Both writers have penned, in elegant prose, historical novels with themes of class, race, friendship, and betrayal. The Cold Millions and Washington Black are sweeping adventures that follow the lives of compelling characters through hardships across many years and landscapes, from the Spokane Falls in 1909 to the sugar cane fields of Barbados in 1830. Both writers will read from their work, and Walter will lead a discussion that delves into their novels and the writing process, and the importance of shining a light on these timely histories.

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Jess Walter

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of seven novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 32 languages, and his fiction has been selected three times for Best American... Read More →
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Esi Edugyan

Bestselling Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan writes richly imagined and impeccably researched stories that illuminate complicated truths about race and belonging. The first Black woman to win the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary award, and only the third... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT