Friday, February 23, 2018

Tickets for author Anne Lamott's Get Lit! reading on sale Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM

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Anne Lamott

Get a dose of literary medicine from a reading and discussion by best-selling author Anne Lamott on April 28 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 am, and you can get your tickets here.

Lamott will read from her latest book, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy and do a Q&A at the event. The California-based author has written more than 30 books, including the acclaimed Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life, and is a headliner for EWU's annual Get Lit! Festival, April 23-29.

She is among dozens of other regional and national authors who will attend this year's festival.

More about Lamott, per EWU:
Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels including, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart and Imperfect Birds. She has also written several bestselling books of nonfiction, including, Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year followed by Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son, and a writing guide; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. She has also authored three collections of autobiographical essays on faith; Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. In her book of nonfiction, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Ms. Lamott gives us three prayers to assist us in trying times. Her book Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, is an honest, funny book about how to make sense of life’s chaos. In 2014 she wrote a book of essays called Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace. Her newest book, Hallelujah Anyway; Rediscovering Mercy (April 2017) is about mercy.

Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and has taught at University of California Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country.  Academy Award –winning filmmaker Freida Mock has made a documentary on Lamott, entitled Bird by Bird with Annie (1999).  Lamott has also been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Get Lit! in 2018

This year's celebration of authors and literature will mark the 20th anniversary of Get Lit! What started as a one-day marathon of literature has evolved over the last two decades into a weeklong celebration of reading and writing for literature lovers throughout the Inland Northwest (and beyond).

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