2021 Literary Arts Festival


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Welcome to the official website for the Literary Arts Festival, a week-long calendar of  events celebrating authors and the transformative power of creative writing in all its diverse forms.


This year, the best seat in the house will be in your house.  Registration for all advertised virtual events is free of charge and open to the public. 


April 26 Calendar Aprl 27 Calendar April 28 Calendar April 29 Calendar



Event Registration Quick Links

For individual events info, registration links, author bios, learning resources, and more, CLICK ABOVE on a calendar date, or choose from the main menu of this website. Already know which events you'll attend? CLICK BELOW to register immediately. 


Gill Sotu/Slam Competition  Gill Sotu/SLAM New Voices  New Voices
Jim Ruland  Jim Ruland Why Lit Matters  Why Lit Matters
Matthew Salazar Thompson  Matthew Salazar Thompson Marcelo Hernadez Castillo  Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Lily Hoang  Lily Hoang Julia Dixon Evans  Julia Dixon Evans

  Carl Phillips 

Carl Phillips


 WACC logoMany of the events in this year’s program were made possible by a generous grant from WACC, the World Arts and Cultures Committee of Grossmont College. Please visit the WACC website for more information about their mission and their giving season.


Foundation CW FundOur heartfelt  thanks also goes out to those patrons and heroes of the literary arts who contributed bountifully to the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College’s Creative Writing Fund.  We invite you to become one of them through a tax-deductible one-time gift or a monthly contribution to the Creative Writing Fund that will help us continue bringing world class authors and important literary programs into the lives of our students. Click on "Foundation Giving"  to go to our donations page on the FGCC website. It's quick, easy, and secure.


Please also visit "Useful Info" for additional thanks and acknowledgments of our Program's supporters.


See you at the 25th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival!