Lit Fest

Lit Fest is our two-week celebration of the literary arts, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and more. During Lit Fest, we host events day and night—including Salons and Business Panels, free readings, visiting authors, a book fair, and the opening and closing parties.

Lit Fest 2016 will take place from June 3-17. Juried workshop instructors include returning faculty Steve Almond, Lidia Yuknavitch (to be confirmed), Rebecca Makkai, and Emily Rapp, as well as newbies Ben Lerner, Jenny Offill, Jericho Brown, and others. Stay tuned!

Lit Fest 2015 (June 5-19) bought back favorite visiting authors Steve Almond, Mat Johnson, Emily Rapp, Robin Black, and Andre Dubus III. We welcome new faculty Kim Addonizio, Meghan Daum, Major Jackson, Mary Morris, and many others, as well as the return of our all-star cast of Lighthouse regulars, including Shari Caudron, William Haywood Henderson, Erika Krouse, Denise Vega, Victoria Hanley, David Rothman, Ben Whitmer, Joanna Ruocco, Nick Arvin, John Brehm, and oodles more.

Click here to view last year's catalog of classes and full Lit Fest schedule.  

Our 2015 list of agents: 
Mary Evans of Mary Evans, Inc.; Sally Wofford-Girand of Union Literary; Renee Zuckerbrot; Eleanor Jackson of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner; Claudia Ballard of William Morris Endeavor; Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary; Sandra Bond at Bond Literary; Duvall Osteen from Nicole Aragi Literary; Michelle Brower from Folio Literary; and Sasha Raskin of The Agency Group, as well as editors from Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Normal School

For details on how to schedule a meeting with an agent, please see last year's Business Pass Information Packet (you must have a Gold, Silver, Bronze Festival Pass, or Full-Access Business Pass in order to meet with an agent).

Recommended hotels: Find information about our lodging partners for Lit Fest 2015

Have questions? Learn more about our Juried Workshops, or read the Lit Fest FAQ!

2015 Guides to Lit Fest:

Please join us in thanking the Tattered Cover, the exclusive bookseller for Lit Fest & the Book Fair, who donated a portion of book sale proceeds to Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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