LAF 26 is now concluded.

  • We hoped you enjoyed this year's events and authors. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help us continue bringing this important annual project, free of charge, into the lives of our students and community members. Click "Foundation Giving" in the menu to be taken to the Creative Writing Fund donations page of the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. And, thank you for your invaluable support!

2022 Literary Arts Festival


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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 virtual, free of charge, available to the public, and open for immediate registration! Download our LAF 26 flier PDF, then visit our "Events Info" page for event descriptions, author bios and bibliographies, registration links, and more.    

Why Lit Matters  Why Literature Matters Manuel Paul López  Manuel Paul López
Maggie Downs  Maggie Downs Erin Rodoni  Erin Rodoni
Chris Baron  Chris Baron Cherie Dimaline  Cherie Dimaline
New Voices   New Voices Student Reading Kosoko Jackson

Kosoko Jackson


  Marco Wilkinson 

Marco Wilkinson


 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 enjoy the 26th Anniversary Literary Arts Festival!