A Poet’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

You’re a poet and you know it. So how do you figure out which classes to take at Lit Fest? We’ve got you covered. Check out our poet-friendly suggestions for classes and events—including seminars with visiting authors Terrance Hayes and CAConrad—below. 

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

One-Weekend Intensives

Suggested Craft Seminars

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

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June 15

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.