ReIMAGINE your relationship with BOOKS

orcas island lit fest



The mission of the Orcas Island Literary Festival is to bring together people who love to read books with the authors who love to write them. April 13 to 15, 2018, festival goers will be able to participate in dynamic panel discussions, writing workshops, and our lit crawl, featuring exciting new literary voices, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer-prize winning authors, beloved regional writers, award-winning poets, and publishers on beautiful Orcas Island.


Upcoming Events

Calendar will be updated as we confirm participation by authors, poets and literary influencers.

Support The Literary Arts ON ORCAS

The Orcas Island Literary Festival is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to an annual literary festival on Orcas Island organized by passionate volunteers. The commitment by private citizens and the long-valued philanthropic notion of noblesse oblige will help us succeed. To become a festival patron, please donate to our cause. 

(Donation + Sponsorship opportunities will be available on November 1, 2017)




Exclusive writing workshops with respected authors, editors and book whisperers. To submit a workshop idea, please email us.



Meet your current favorite authors and poets and future ones, too. Headlining authors will be announced shortly. Writers and publishers can request an invitation by email.


Family programming

Meet children and YA authors and enjoy readings, unique kid literary activities, and public readings by kids, for kids.



A great way to support a shoulder-season festival that benefits Orcas Island local merchants, regional travel organizations, authors, and the readers who love them.  (Sponsorship opportunities will be available on November 1, 2017)

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
— Stephen King