Get Lit!

Private Idaho

Get Lit! 2017: Emily Ruskovich's debut novel Idaho channels the punishing landscapes and rustic beauty of her home state

by Nathan Weinbender

It was several years ago, on a tranquil afternoon in rural North Idaho, when Emily Ruskovich was struck by a kind of premonition, unexplainable and fleeting, that would eventually inspire her first novel. Ruskovich's father had always chopped his own firewood, but this year, she remembers now, he was recovering from back surgery...

  • Self Preservation

    Get Lit! 2017: Laila Lalami talks about her dual selves and the "silences" that fiction can fill

    By E.J. Iannelli

  • Time Out of Mind

    Get Lit! 2017: Spokane poet Nance Van Winckel dives within to channel the voices of the subconscious

    By Connor Dinnison

  • Words Matter

    The joys of the Get Lit! Festival offer a welcome literary respite in a noisy world

    By Dan Nailen

Spokane International Film Festival @ Magic Lantern Theatre

Fri., Feb. 28, 6-10 p.m., Sat., Feb. 29, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., March 1, 12-10 p.m., Mon., March 2, 6-10 p.m., Tue., March 3, 6:15-10 p.m., Wed., March 4, 7-10 p.m., Thu., March 5, 7-10 p.m. and Fri., March 6, 7-10 p.m.
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