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February 20th, 2024

Get Lit Episode 256:  Dr. Anna J. Cooper

This week, join us to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Anna J. Cooper!  Cooper was an extraordinary activist, educator, author, speaker, and philosopher who made a significant difference in the lives of every community she was part of. Her legacy extends beyond her written work, but lives on in all of those she taught and those who got to know her work! She advocated for the rights of Black Americans, her students, women, and was an early advocate of the intersectional identities. Did we mention she got her PhD at 67? Listen and learn from the best! 

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February 14th, 2024

Get Lit Episode 255: A Literary History of Valentine's Day

It's a Valentine's Day Special! We're exploring the literary ties to Valentine's Day dating all the way back to the 1300's! We cover Geoffrey Chaucer's contributions to the holiday, the origins of the Valentine's Day card, some strange Victorian love poetry, vinegar valentines, the language of flowers, and more! Regardless of the nature of your celebrations, we hope you enjoy a new look through a literary lens at this holiday! 


February 6th, 2024

Get Lit Episode 254: Pauline Hopkins

This week, Jon reports on Pauline Hopkins, a essential Black author whose legacy has gone largely neglected. She was a prolific activist, advocate, and author. She wrote in multiple genres including novels, short stories, plays and musicals, articles, and more to help bring an empathetic light to the lives of the communities around her. Join us for a look at her life and works, along with a rather unconventional celebration of President's Day! 


Steph Svarz

Host, Research, Social Media & Web, General Inquiries

Steph is a high school English & Theater teacher by day and library tour guide/baker/ podcaster by night.

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Jack Repak

Research, Editing, Get a Little Lit Lead

When not editing and researching for Get Lit, Jack can be found galavanting about their college campus between performances, classes, and coffee shops!

Jon Stricker

Host, Lit New Correspondent

Jon works as a full-time structural engineer, part time musician, actor and blooming chef.  

Find him on your local scaffolding. 


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