Lit Fest 2017
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. Participants can come for all or part of that time, and can select from a variety of a la carte and festival pass options. Registration opens on April 3rd.
See the Lit Fest 2017 catalog for class descriptions and event listings.
This year, we're excited to welcome visiting authors Steve Almond, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Manguso, Renee Gladman, Rebecca Makkai, Elizabeth McCracken, Ada Limón, Merritt Tierce, Andre Dubus III, Akhil Sharma, 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), Renée Zuckerbrot (Lippincott Massie McQuilkin), Allison Hunter (Janklow and Nesbit), Shana Kelly (Einstein), Samantha Shea (Georges Borchardt), Joanna MacKenzie (Nelson Literary), Julia Masnik (Watkins Loomis), and Margaret Riley King (William Morris Endeavor).
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.