Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

EWU’s Get Lit! has come to a decision that was not easy to make to say the least, but one that we think is the safest for our authors, interns, volunteers, and local community. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the understanding that things are going to get worse before they get better, we will be canceling this year’s Get Lit! Festival. Please know this decision was made based upon direction from the Governor and public health officials, and how local governments, businesses and organizations are responding. We understand that this is a devastating blow to our writers and artists, and to our beloved literary community, but we feel this is the only responsible decision given the circumstances. We still want to celebrate the power of the written word, and offer quality programming to our community, and so we will be working on plans to present as much digital content as we can, and plans for a smaller-scale standalone fundraising event this fall. Thank you for your support, and please stay safe during these difficult times.