Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Represented at Eastern Washington University's 2018 "Get Lit! Festival"

V Gallery Posted on May 2, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) English Department Senior Faculty member Matthew Sullivan was in Spokane last month participating in Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival.

Each spring, the Get Lit! Festival invites selected authors to Spokane to share their work and their passion for writing. Some of these authors enjoy a reputation in the Northwest, while others have earned national or even international renown.

The weeklong celebration features presentations and readings, writing workshops and panel discussions, visits by authors to K-12 schools and colleges/universities, community readings, and poetry slams, along with other events.

Sullivan’s debut novel, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Scribner, 2017) was an Indie Next pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover pick, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist.

His stories have been awarded the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Prize, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Lit Hub, Joyland, The Masters Review, and elsewhere.

He was raised in a giant family in Colorado and received his M.F.A. from the University of Idaho, and for the past 15 years, he has been teaching writing at BBCC in Moses Lake.