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Spring Writes Literary Festival

May 2 to May 5, 2019








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About Spring Writes Literary Festival

The Community Arts Partnership’s (CAP) Spring Writes Literary Festival takes place in downtown Ithaca annually during the first weekend in May and features over 35 (!) literary themed events over four days.

CAP organized the first Spring Writes Festival in 2009 at the request of New York State Council on the Arts. Staff at NYSCA knew that there was a wealth of writers in our region, but no formal writing organization to apply to NYSCA for funding. The resulting festival retains its original mission to celebrate and showcase local (Finger Lakes Region) writers. 

Events include panels and workshops geared towards emerging and established writers - and events such as readings, performances, play readings, performances and fun stuff that are also of interest to the general public.  Now in its 10th year, the Festival has evolved into an amazing slate of events.  

Previous Year's Schedule for Your Perusal - 2019 Schedule will be up by March 25th, along with a new website!!!!

* Program: pages 1-8 (first half of program) HERE
* Program: pages 9-18 (second half of program HERE
* Writer Bios and Websites HERE  


Thank you to our 2019 Spring Writes Literary Festival sponsors! 


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