A YA Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

Lit Fest has YA offerings? You bet your Katniss we do!    

Check out a few of the classes and events we’ve selected below, including intensives and craft seminars with visiting authors like Benjamin Alire Sáenz and Jenny Offill.

Want more options? Browse our guides for poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, and screenwriters. (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.

June 2

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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.


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.