The Poet's Guide to Lit Fest 2019

Poets, we've got you covered! From seminars about poets in translation to business-panels on How to Debut, there's plenty happing at Lit Fest for the poetry-inclined. We've even got a seminar for poets who like to draw (or artists who like to write). 

Are you a poet with multi-genre tendencies? Be sure to visit The Lookout in the coming days for the rest of our Lit Fest genre-specific guides for fiction, nonfiction, dramatic writing, and YA/MG. 

Two-Weekend Intensive

One-Weekend Intensives

Suggested Craft Seminars

To view all of our craft seminars, click here

Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11

Wednesday, June 12

Thursday, June 13

Friday, June 14

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

Brown-Bag Business Panels

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.

Visiting Authors Readings

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