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Downtown Frostburg, Maryland
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.
In the days leading up to the Indie Lit Fest, we've scheduled several kickoff events:
Thursday, October 13:
Friday, October 14:
All Friday events are free of charge.
The public is welcome to attend all of these events.
Leading up to the Indie Festival, we will feature interviews and information about participating presses and journalists at the Center’s blog.
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, download this year's registration form here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's panel topics include
Panel in the Community Room.
Book Fair in the Lyric Theater
Panel Discussion in the conference room of the Lyric Building