A Fiction Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

Be honest: You like making stuff up. Short stories, novels, flash—whatever fictional form you prefer, we’ve got something for you at this year’s Lit Fest.

Check out a few of the classes and events we’ve selected for fiction fans below, including intensives and craft seminars with visiting authors like Rachel Cusk, Charles Bock, Lydia Millet, and Ben Loory.

Want to do more than just fiction? We’ve got you covered there too. Browse our guides for poets, nonfiction writers, screenwriters, and YA/MG writers. (And you can browse all of our Lit Fest offerings here,)

Two-Weekend Intensives

(June 2-3 and June 9-10)

One-Weekend Intensives

Suggested Craft Seminars

To browse all of our Lit Fest craft seminars, click here.

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Brown-Bag Business Panels

You can register for brown-bag business panels individually, or a Business Panel Pass will get you into all of them.


Every salon includes drinks and a catered dinner.

Visiting Author Readings

Our two visiting author readings are free and open to the public. We'll have drinks available, and food trucks will be on site. 

  • Week 1: Featuring Min Jin Lee, Emily Rapp Black, Jenny Offill, Lydia Millet, CAConrad, and Halley Feiffer
  • Week 2: Featuring Rachel Cusk, Terrance Hayes, Maggie Shipstead, Robin Black, Charles D'Ambrosio, and Benjamin Alire Sáenz.