orcas island lit fest
april 17–19, 2020



Submissions are now closed! A tremendous thank you to everyonE!

We are feeling inspired (and a little daunted) by the many, many intriguing proposals that have been sent our way. If you applied to be a part of OILF 2020, look for a response by the end of November…

Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

The 3rd annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17–19, 2020. Stay up to date on Lit Fest-related news by signing up for festival updates or following us on Facebook.


The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. In April 2020, we’ll bring together renowned authors and avid readers, visitors and locals, for three days of panels, readings and events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. OILF is your opportunity to engage with world-class writers and their work in an intimate, inclusive setting that welcomes everyone who loves books.

Support the Literary Arts On Orcas Island

The Orcas Island Lit Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to an annual world-class literary festival on Orcas Island organized by passionate volunteers—and supported by book lovers like you. We can succeed only with the generous help of our donors and sponsors. To become a festival patron, please click below. 

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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
— Stephen King