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2015 Participating Presses (To Date)
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. 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 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 22:
Friday, October 23:
All Friday events are free of charge.
The public is welcome to attend any or 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, 2015. For more information, contact the Washington Street Library at 301.777.1200 or the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at 301.687.4340.
Click here to view last year's schedule!
We are now accepting proposals for panel discussions until July 1, 2015.
Panel proposal submissions should include include:
Before submitting a panel proposal, the organizer of a panel is expected to contact all the proposed panel members and get their agreement to serve as a panel member. Each panel typically allows a certain amount of time for each panel member to present their response before an open discussion is opened to the floor.
Interested participants should submit proposals to email@example.com.
Previous panel topics include:
Craft discussions include topics such as:
Panel in the Community Room.
Book Fair in the Lyric Theater
Panel Discussion in the conference room of the Lyric Building