Indie Lit Festival

October 4 & 5, 2019

The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts, in partnership with the Allegany County Library System, is excited to announce that the thirteenth annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 4 & 5 on Main Street in 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, revolutionary mothering, writing and the first amendment, writing about spirituality, telling the story through podcasting, and more!

Help us keep an accurate count of attendance by registering; please contact the Center for Literary Arts at


Thirteenth Annual Western Maryland Independent Literature Festival - Celebrate the writers, publishers, and readers of small press and independent publishing.

Where & When

October 4 - 5, 2019
Frostburg, Maryland


Please note that a book fair will be held in the ballroom of the Gunter Hotel, 11 W. Main St.

All events are free of charge and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

To reserve a table for the Indie Lit Festival, send an email to or call 301.687.4340.

This schedule is tentative.

Friday, October 4

  • Indie Lit Kickoff Reception begns at 5:30 at the Center for Literary Arts (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). We have a surprise up our sleeves this year. Think prompts and participation.

Saturday, October 5

Join us for a full day (11:00-5:00) of panels, roundtables,readings, and a book fair at locations on Main Street and Broadway in Frostburg, Maryland. Registration begins in the Center for Literary Arts at 10:30.


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Frostburg Center for Literary Arts
Department of English
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Phone: 301.687.4340

Jennifer Browne, Director