Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival

Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival

We're excited to partner with Community Arts Partnership for their annual Spring Writes Literary Arts Festival!

Now in its 13th year, the Festival includes over 40 free virtual events featuring over 100 local and regional writers. There are 25 literary themed panels, readings and performances scheduled from May 5 through May 16, three additional community events in late May and June, and thirteen writing workshops taking place from late May through November. The Festival’s lineup was juried from an open call for proposals, and curated by this year’s Artistic Director Jennifer Tennant.

Spring Writes Literary Festival 2021 Banner

There is truly something for everyone! Plenty of poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction readings, interesting and informative panel discussions on book craft, an open mic and a poetry reading and discussion sponsored by Tompkins County Public Library, multiple play readings by area playwrights, a fun session of Literary Jeopardy, a night of curated storytelling, screenings of community generated films, a “Black As…Trivia” competition, social justice themed events, the launch of a poetry club by the current Tompkins County Poet Laureate, a zine making workshop, “Writing for Latinx Writers,” readings by Ithaca College Writing Seniors, a cartooning workshop, and so much more!

To find the full schedule, writer bios, and registration links, visit springwrites.org.