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June 2 and 3: Orcas Island Lit Fest

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. With the San Juan Islands as our backdrop, we bring together renowned authors and avid readers, both visiting and local, for a weekend of panels, readings, and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. From Pulitzer Prize winners to gifted new voices, our featured artists from across the country represent the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and more. The Orcas Island Lit Fest is an opportunity to engage with world-class writers and their work in an intimate, inclusive setting that welcomes everyone who loves books and good conversation.

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The featured artists for the 2023 Lit Fest are:

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Haley Heynderickx
  • Gilbert King
  • Garth Stein
  • Kirstin Valdez Quade
  • Ibi Zoboi

There are 42 guest artists scheduled to appear.

The festival begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 2. The schedule can be viewed here.

The activities include the free Kids Fest OILF’s free annual celebration of stories for young readers, thinkers, and dreamers.

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