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Our Fall Newsletter is out!

Check out our Fall Newsletter to find out about the milestones we achieved at our 2023 festival, the exciting changes in store for 2024, and to hear the latest news about Lit Fest alums.


You can find it here.


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 a weekend 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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