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13th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival - All Zoom. All Free!

Friday, May 7, 2021 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday, May 14, 2021 6:00am to 8:15pm
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:00pm to 7:30pm
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It’s time once again for the Community Arts Partnership’s annual “Spring Writes Literary Festival”!

This AMAZING varied and diverse Literary Festival is now in its 13th year. The Festival includes over 40 free virtual events featuring over 100 local and regional writers. There are 25 literary themed panels, readings and performances scheduled from May 5th to the 16th, 3 additional community events in late May and June, and 13 writing workshops taking place from late May through November. The Festival’s line-up was juried from an open call for proposals, and curated by this year’s Artistic Director Jennifer Tennant.

There is truly something for everyone! Plenty of poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction readings, interesting and informative panel discussions on book craft, an open mic for poetry and prose sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library, multiple play readings by area playwrights, a fun session of Literary Jeopardy, a night of curated storytelling, screenings of community generated films, a “Black As…Trivia” competition, social justice themed events, the launch of a poetry club by the current Tompkins County Poet Laureate, a zine making workshop, “Writing for Latinx Writers,” readings by Ithaca College Writing Seniors, a cartooning workshop, and so much more!

To find the full schedule, writer bios, and registration links, visit

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