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 kickoff party. The dates for 2017 are June 2 to June 16.
This year, we're excited to welcome visiting authors Steve Almond, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Manguso, Eileen Myles, Rebecca Makkai, Elizabeth McCracken, Ada Limón, Merritt Tierce, Andre Dubus III, Akhil Sharma, David Henry Hwang, and others. Applications for the weeklong and weekend Master Workshops are open from January 4 to March 1. See information about our first annual Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers.
Agents attending this year include Rayhané Sanders (Lippincott Massie McQuilkin), Kerry D'Agostino (Curtis Brown), Sally Wofford-Girand (Union Literary), Duvall Osteen (Aragi), Renee Zuckerbrot (Lippincott Massie McQuilkin), Allison Hunter (Janklow and Nesbit), Claudia Ballard (William Norris), and Shana Kelly (Einstein). Stay tuned for more to be announced soon!
And please join us in thanking Tattered Cover, the exclusive bookseller for Lit Fest & the Book Fair. A portion of all book sale proceeds are donated to Lighthouse Writers Workshop.