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                                               11th Annual Western Maryland
Independent Lit Festival

Downtown Frostburg, Maryland

October 13 & 14, 2017


              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 eleventh annual Western Maryland Indie Lit Festival is scheduled for Oct. 13 & 14 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, DIY publishing, self-publishing, promotion and marketing, writing local, and reading and writing online.


  • 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, October14:

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, 2017.  After the July 1 deadline, late registration for presses is $20.  For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts: 301.687.4340.

To reserve a table for the Indie Lit Festival, send an email to


Event Photos

Panel in the Community Room.

Event photo 
Book Fair in the Lyric Theater