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Spring Writes Literary Festival







May 3 to May 6, 2018
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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 30 literary themed events over four days. Events include panels and workshops geared towards emerging and established writers - and events such as readings, performances, and play readings that are also of interest to the general public.  Now in its 9th year, the Festival has evolved into an impressive array of events.  

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. 

Local author Kathryn Henion is our 2018 artistic director.

See last year's program: click here (print in landscape format)

2018 Dates

Deadline for event proposals                         Thursday, February 15, 5pm
Accept/Deny Communication                        Wednesday, March 15
Deadline for final blurbs, participants bios       Friday, March 14, 5pm
Publicity                                                      April
Event                                                          Thursday, May 3 to Sunday, May 6


Thank you to our 2017 Spring Writes Literary Festival sponsor! 

This event is also supported by