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Calling all debut novelists...

The Orcas Island Lit Fest is looking for debut novelists to participate in a panel discussion at our fourth annual festival in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

The Orcas Island Lit Fest is returning June 2-3, 2023!

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Our mission

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. With the San Juan Islands as our backdrop, we bring together renowned authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for three days of panels, readings and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. From Pulitzer Prize winners to gifted new voices, our featured artists from across the country represent the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and more. The Orcas Island Lit Fest is your opportunity to engage with world-class writers and their work in an intimate, inclusive setting that welcomes everyone who loves books.


We hope you’ll join us.

Support the literary arts on Orcas Island

The Orcas Island Lit Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to producing an annual world-class literary festival on Orcas Island organized by dedicated volunteers—and supported by book lovers like you. We depend on the generous help of our donors and sponsors. Interested in supporting our next festival?

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Photo of Olga dock by Deborah Heffley Jones

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This program is made possible with the support of:

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