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Kids’ Fest 2023

Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3

You’re invited to OILF’s free annual celebration of stories for young readers, thinkers, and dreamers.

Highlights by the day

ORCAS CENTER | Friday afternoon

Reserved for Orcas Island High School students and faculty; closed to the general public

KIDS’ FEST | Saturday morning

This all-ages event features award-winning young adult author Ibi Zoboi, hosted at Orcas Island Public Library. Free to the public

YOUTH READINGS | Saturday daytime

Readings by young local writers will open each panel at the main Lit Fest, held at Orcas Center. Day Pass or Festival Pass

KIDS’ FEST | Saturday morning

Orcas Island Public Library

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Join New York Times bestselling young adult author Ibi Zoboi for an informal all-ages workshop at Orcas Island Public Library. This free event starts at 11 a.m. and will run about 90 minutes. Space is limited, so please register now to reserve your place.

YOUTH READINGS | Saturday daytime

Orcas Center

Youth readings at the Orcas Island Lit Fest

Would you like to read your work in front of the Orcas Island Lit Fest audience? The Kids’ Fest planning committee would love to hear from you!


The Lit Fest invites local students to submit an original poem or other short work you’ve written. Each panel on our main festival stage will open with a brief student reading.


All material should be appropriate for a general audience—and no more than three minutes long when read aloud. Mentors from the Lit Fest may offer editing suggestions. Click below to send us the piece you’d like to share as part of this exciting event.

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