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Call for proposals: Lit Walk readers

Please read this page carefully before submitting.

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is looking for authors to give readings during our Lit Walk on the evening of Friday, June 2.

About the festival

OILF is a celebration of contemporary literary culture for book lovers and the general public. Our goal is to nurture an interest in literature in a wide and diverse audience.

This year’s festival will take place June 2–3 at Orcas Center for Performing Arts. The Lit Walk is a series of readings hosted by local businesses in the village of Eastsound on Friday evening.

Program information

  • Our proposals committee is looking for authors to read from published works in any genre, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, biography, and memoir.

  • Please do not send us proposals meant for an academic setting or workshops that focus on teaching the craft of writing.

  • In general, the committee gives preference to artists who have published work within 12 months of the festival date.

  • Lit Walk readings take place at a variety of locations around the village of Eastsound. They generally include four readers plus a host. Readers are asked to prepare a reading of 5–8 minutes maximum.

  • The festival aims to produce events that represent an inclusive range of voices. The ideal event includes participants of varied backgrounds, ages, and pursuits.

  • Orcas Island Lit Fest reserves the right to accept or refuse proposals by any person or organization at its sole and absolute discretion.

Lit Walk presenters must cover their own travel and lodging, but will be provided with a complimentary Artist’s Pass to the festival.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.

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