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, Rebecca Makkai, and Emily Rapp Black, as well as newbies Ben Lerner, Jenny Offill, Jericho Brown, Alexandra Fuller, and Li-Young Lee. We'll also be offering a weeklong, non-juried workshop with Claire Vaye Watkins. 

We also welcome new faculty Chip Livingston, Christopher Merkner, Sibyl Gardner, Elizabeth Robinson, David J. Daniels, Jacob Appel, 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 the full Lit Fest schedule. The 2016 catalog will be ready to browse in early March 2016.  

Our 2016 list of agents: 
Sally Wofford-Girand of Union Literary; Anna Stein of ICM Partners; Martha Millard of Sterling Lord; Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary; Sandra Bond of Bond Literary; Duvall Osteen of Nicole Aragi Literary; Renee Zuckerbrot of Renee Zuckerbrot Literary Agency; Jonah Straus of Straus Literary; Thao Le of Dijkstra Literary AgencyAlexandra Machinist of ICM Partners; and others to be confirmed. Stay tuned!  

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).

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

Please join us in thanking 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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