Orcas Island Lit Fest Call to Writers Calling all San Juan County writers. The deadline for proposals for participating in the Orcas Island Lit Fest - which takes place April 13-15, 2018 - is this Friday, January 12. Apply to be a part of our program or to give a reading at our Friday night Lit Walk (which highlights local and emerging talents.) For more information and to apply visit our website at www.oilf.org.
The new Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) brings nationally known writers to Orcas Island
The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is a celebration of literature, poetry and non-fiction writing situated on one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Orcas Island, known as the gem of Washington State’s scenic San Juan Islands. In an intimate setting, festivalgoers have the opportunity to attend readings, panel discussions, and writers’ workshops hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, critically-acclaimed authors, and beloved regional and emerging writers.
"An intimate world-class literary festival on one of our country's most beautiful islands." —Jule Treneer, OILF President
Participants can also attend book signings, grab a bite to eat and peruse the exhibits at our lively and interactive Book Fair at Orcas Center that runs throughout the weekend. The festival will kick off Friday night with a Lit Walk and open mic night at locations around quaint Eastsound Village.
Saturday morning, the Kid Lit Fest will host Thor Hanson and readings by characters in costumes and the Book Fair opens at the Orcas Center for the Arts, featuring exhibits by literary journals, independent presses and featured publishers.
Writers' workshops will also be happening at various locations around the island during the morning. Two tracks of moderated panel discussions begin Saturday afternoon, featuring invited artists, thought leaders, and publishing professionals.
On Saturday evening, the Lit Fest's marquee event takes place on the Orcas Center's main stage, with readings by our award-winning lineup of invited authors.
Afterwards, things get a bit more raucous at the Battle of the Genres gala after party. Sunday morning is day two of the workshop program, and more fantastic panels to attend at the Orcas Center, all of it capped off with a final closing event at the Book Fair.
Festival tickets are available on Eventbrite, Stranger Tickets and at www.oilf.org