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2023 Literary Arts Festival

Welcome to the official website for the Literary Arts Festival, a week-long calendar of virtual events celebrating authors and the transformative power of creative writing in all its diverse forms. All LAF engagements are free of charge and available to the public. All events this year will be held on the Grossmont College campus but guests may use links provided to register for virtual attendance on Zoom. (In-person attendance will not require registration.) Visit individual events to register.


Click a thumbnail for event details, author bios, bibliographies, learning resources, media, and more.   calendar of events CLICK HERE for the complete LAF calendar with detailed descriptions of all events.

Why Lit. Matters student panel

Mon., Apr 24, 2-3:15pm, Griffin Gate

(outer southwest corner of Student Ctr.)



Why Literature Matters panel writer Sonia Guttierez

story writer/poet Sonia Gutiérrez

Mon., Apr 24, 7-8:15pm, Griffin Gate


Margarat Nee, 'zine workshop

Tue., Apr 25, 11am-12:15pm, PVAC Lobby

(Performing and Visual Arts Center)



Margarat Nee, zine workshop

New Voices Student Reading

New Voices student reading

Tue., Apr 25, 7-8:15pm, PVAC


poet Adam Deutsch

Wed., Apr 26, 12:30-1:45pm, Griffin Gate


Adam Deutsch, poet Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author

novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Wed., Apr 26, 2-3:15pm, Griffin Gate



fiction author Tara Stillions Whitehead

Wed., Apr 26, 7-8:15pm, Griffin Gate


Tara Stillions Whitehead, fiction writer Moni Barrette, Librarian


Moni Barrette, Graphic Literature and Social Justice

Thur., Apr 27, 12:30-1:45pm, Allied Health & Nursing Bldg. Lobby (Rm. 34-206)


Deaf writer, playwright, and gay poet, Raymond Luczak

Thur., Apr 27, 7-8:30pm,  AHN Lobby

(Allied Heath & Nursing Building, Rm. 34-206)


poet and playwright Raymond Luczak

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Please enjoy the 27th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival!

 WACC logo (canvas version)Many 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.