Spring Writes is an annual program of Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County

About Spring Writes

About Spring Writes!

The annual Spring Writes Literary Festival will take place in about 8 downtown Ithaca locations from April 30 to May 3, 2020, and will feature over 40 literary themed events! You can check out the May 2019 schedule to get a sense of the scope of the upcoming event. 2020 events will be posted by March 15th, 2020. 

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. 

The Festival has evolved into an amazing slate of events and 2020 (our 11th year!) will be curated by Jennifer Tennant. Jennifer is a local nonfiction author and economics professor at Ithaca College and her essays have been published in or are forthcoming from Pleiades, The Smart Set, A VELVET GIANT, and Hoxie Gorge Review.

All events are free and open (unless otherwise noted). Just show up! Bring your friends. Share this site with your literary loving friends
Spring Writes is a program of the Community Arts Partnership.
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 and to introduce them to new audiences. "CAP" also runs the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, the Ithaca Artist Market (July 19), has 5 grant programs for arts programming, and provides professional development for artists through workshops and networking events! Check out CAP at www.artspartner.org 
The Spring Writes Literary Festival is made possible in part by the Tompkins County Tourism Program and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.