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, originally slated to take place in May, will now be a virtual event in November (Dates TBA)

The virtual event will feature about 30 literary themed events! We hope to preserve as many events and scheduled writers as possible. You can check out the original Schedule and Participating Writer bios

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!), 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. Just show up! Bring your friends. Please 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! Learn all about CAP's programs and services 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.