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                                               10th Annual Western Maryland
Independent Lit Festival

Downtown Frostburg, Maryland

October 14 & 15, 2016

 

              For press and schedule information, see our new festival website

 

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that the ninth annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 14 & 15 at Main Street, Frostburg. The event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local community. Panel discussions and roundtable sessions include topics on various creative genres, DIY publishing, self-publishing, promotion and marketing, writing local, and reading and writing online.

Friday, October 14:

  • Indie Lit Kickoff Reception begns at 5:30 at the Center for Creative Writing (22 E. Main Street). Meet and greet writers, editors, and other Indie Lit participants over snacks and refreshments.
  • Inde Lit Kickoff Reading at Main Street Books (2 E. Main Street).  Reading begins at 6:30 PM.            
  • Indie Lit Kickoff Panel Discussion at the Frostburg Public Library (65 E. Main Street).  Featured authors/editors from the Kickoff Reading sit on a panel and discuss the author/editor/publisher relationship.

Saturday, October15:

Join us for a full day of panels, roundtables,readings, and a book fair.  Registration begins in the Center for Literary Arts at 10:30. 

All events are free of charge. 
The public is welcome to attend all of these events.

Says Gerry LaFemina about the event: "This is a literary arts festival. We're celebrating the writers, the teachers, the libraries, the readers and the publishers, but most of all we're celebrating that fire inside of us that wants to make up stories, that wants to be heard."

Registration for presses is free until July 1, 2016.  After the July 1 deadline, late registration for presses is $20.  For more information, contact the Washington Street Library at (301) 777-1200 or the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at (301) 687-4340.

To reserve a table for the Indie Lit Festival, send an email to cla@frostburg.edu.

 


Event Photos

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Panel in the Community Room.
 

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Book Fair in the Lyric Theater

 

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Panel Discussion in the conference room of the Lyric Building