The Fiction Writer's Guide to Lit Fest 2019

For all you fiction slingers, we've got an impressive array of visiting and resident instructors doing all manner of craft seminars, brown-bag business panels, and illuminating nighttime salons.

Are you ready to expand your writing toolbox? Check out our Lit Fest genre-specific guides for poetry and, in the coming days, nonfiction, dramatic writing, and YA/MG.

Two-Weekend Intensives

One-Weekend Intensive

Suggested Craft Seminars

To view all of our craft seminars, click here

Friday, June 7

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11

Wednesday, June 12

Thursday, June 13

Friday, June 14

Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21


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 One: Featuring Rachel Cusk, Melissa Febos, Ross Gay, Sheila Heti, Helen Macdonald, and Donald Margulies
  • Week Two: Featuring Julie Buntin, Alexander Chee, Gabe Habash, Amitava Kumar, and Mary Ruefle