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November 28th, 2023

Get Lit Episode 244: James Welch

This week, we're profiling James Welch - an extraordinary Indigenous poet and author who grounded his works in a sense of place. Welch used his experiences to examine the tensions in identity, explore the meaning of space, and create thoughtful reexaminations of history. Join us to learn more about this Montana author, and get a few recommendations for the perfect holiday gifts for the book lover in your life! 


November 22nd, 2023

Get Lit Episode 243: Diane Burns

This week, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming - Steph and Jon discuss the life of Indigenous poet, activist, performer, model, and mother, Diane Burns. Burns was an integral part of the Lower East Side Poetry scene (and beyond!) and created work that helped her explore her identity and her challenges with it. We also share a complex, compelling news update AND announce our latest special, just for the holiday season! 


November 15th, 2023

Get Lit Episode 242: Jim Northrup

In a Get Lit first, Jon hosts and is joined by Dan to tell us all about columnist, poet, performer, and activist Jim Northrup! They explore his legacy and the work he did to create change for his community and advocate across the US. Special guest appearance by Sondheim also!


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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