OUR Partners & SPONSORS

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.

Commitment and philanthropic dedication by private citizens and businesses is a long-standing tradition on our island, and it is the backbone for making this festival a success for years to come.

 
 
 

in partnership with:

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Providing Orcas Islanders with artistic and cultural experiences that nourish their hearts, souls, and minds. Orcas Center is the nonprofit arts and culture hub of our community, presenting and producing dance, music, theater, and visual and literary arts by local and visiting artists. 


 

FOUNDERS CIRCLE SPONSORS:

THE FARISH-COHEN FAMILY & OUTLOOK INN

The Outlook Inn is a combination of mom-and-pop old-time inn, sophisticated foodie haven, and an art project with layers that reveal something more beautiful every time one is peeled back.  Nestled in the heart of town, across from Eastsound beach, the Outlook Inn and New Leaf Café offer exquisite views of Indian Island known to reinvigorate and inspire their guests.

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PREFERRED BOOKSELLER & SPONSOR:

DARVILL'S BOOKSTORE

Beloved Orcas Island bookstore Darvill's is the preferred bookseller at the Orcas Island Lit Fest. Look for them on festival weekend in the lobby of Orcas Center for the Arts, our main venue. Darvill's is located on Main Street in the heart of Eastsound and has been in business in the San Juan Islands for over 30 years. Drop by their store or their table at the festival to experience their independent hearts, amazing books, curated gifts, and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

 

media sponsor:

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GOLD PATRONS:

SILVER PATRONS:

 

BRONZE + IN-KIND DONORS:

 

LODGING DONORS
Diane & Rick White, The Gailey Family, Hilary Canty, Anonymous, Kathryn Bowes, Kangaroo House B&B, Margot Shaw, Paula Treneer, Shannon Page/Mark Ferrari, Kim Mason & Rob Meyer

FESTIVAL FRIENDS
SHARK REEF Literary Magazine, Homebound Publications, Lopez Lit Chicks Book Club, Orcas Athletics, Women Writers of The Salish Sea

WITH GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Putting on a world-class literary festival on a remote island is no small feat. Special thanks to all of our volunteers and the following nonprofits and individuals: Lodging Tax Advisory Council, Island Stewards, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, Mandy Troxel, Paula Treneer, Meg Massey, Carla Stanley, Stacey Lancaster, Brett Marl, Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, Cindy Morgan, Lila Speed Richardson & Ezra Richardson, Orcas Island Public Library, Kyle Freeman and the OISD staff, Orcas Island Film Festival, Donna Laslo, the staff at Darvill's, and the Orcas Center staff and volunteers.