Lit Fest

JUNE 5-19, 2020

Join Lighthouse for a two-week celebration of literature and writing, as we welcome an all-new lineup of poets, novelists, memoirists, and nonfiction writers for workshops, parties, seminars, salons, agent consultations, and more. 

Choose workshops and events a la carte or sign up for one of our festival passes for the full experience. Tickets and passes will go on sale spring 2020. Click here to browse last year's Lit Fest catalog to get a sense of the programming. 

Visiting authors for Lit Fest in 2020 will include Hanif Abdurraqib, Steve Almond, Jami Attenberg, Emily Rapp Black, Robin Black, Sarah M. Broom, Garth Greenwell, Jane Hirshfield, Lacy M. Johnson, Kenneth Lin, Peter Orner, Wendy C. Ortiz, Morgan Parker, Ariana Reines, Akhil Sharma, Francesca Sloane, Justin Torres, and Thomas Chatterton Williams. 

Fellowship judges for 2020 include Jericho Brown (Poetry), Daniel Goldfarb (Dramatic Writing), T Kira Madden (Nonfiction), Rebecca Makkai (Fiction), and Brian Turner (Veterans). Applications for advanced workshops and fellowships are now open. The priority deadline is March 14, 2020.

Visiting agents for Lit Fest will be announced early 2020. Past visiting agents have included Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown), Marya Spence (Janklow & Nesbit), Amelia Atlas (ICM), Jenny Bent (The Bent Agency), Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative), Alexa Stark (Trident Media Group), Kristin Nelson (Nelson Literary), Margaret Riley King (WME), Duvall Osteen (Aragi), Sally Wofford-Girand (Union), and Shana Kelly (Einstein). Lit Fest passholders have the option of meeting one-on-one with an agent during Lit Fest.

Have questions? Visit our Lit Fest FAQs or give us a call at 303.297.1185.