The mission of the Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is to bring together people who love to read books with the authors who love to write them. Historically, the written word has been one of the, if not the, most potent art forms practiced by humankind. At the very least, books have educated or entertained readers for centuries. Books also have the power to inspire, provoke, heal, and transform. Our aim is to share written works that accomplish all those feats. The Orcas Island Lit Fest is focused on welcoming a diverse group of emerging new voices, critically acclaimed and award-winning writers, poets, and literary figures from around the world to Orcas Island for a weekend of celebrating the literary arts.

We hope you'll join us.

April 5–7, 2019