A Nonfiction Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

As a nonfiction writer, you like to stick to the facts. Here’s a fun one: Lit Fest has a lot to offer memoirists, journalists, and everything in between.

Check out a few of the classes and events we’ve selected below, including intensives and craft seminars with visiting authors like Emily Rapp Black, Charles D’Ambrosio, and Rachel Cusk.

Want to do more than just nonfiction? We’ve got you covered there too. Browse our guides for poets, fiction writers, screenwriters, and YA/MG writers. (And you can see 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.


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.