Harvard LITFest 2017


Friday, February 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, February 4, 2017 (All day)


Barker Center, 12 Quincy St

Presented by: Creative Writing Program in the Department of EnglishOffice for the Arts at HarvardHarvard ReviewThe Harvard AdvocateThe Nieman FoundationmetaLAB (at) HarvardThe Woodberry Poetry RoomOffice of the Dean of Arts & Humanities
Admission: Free and open to the public
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LITFest features internationally acclaimed authors and editors, readings of new work, panels, and hands-on workshops. Join us for a celebration of our literary community, whose vibrant past has changed the world of literature and whose current thinkers are transforming the future of writing.

  • LITFest 2017 kicks off with a special edition of The Sloth storytelling hour and reception
  • Tom Perrotta, award-winning writer and creator of HBO's hit show The Leftovers, in conversation with TV writer and Harvard alum Nick Cuse
  • "Breaking In" panel featuring recent alumni talking about their pathways towards publication
  • Award-winning author James Carroll and others in discussion about political writing
  • Lunchtime panel on food writing with Carla Martin, featuring a chocolate tasting
  • Hands-on creative writing workshops in fiction writing with Anne Bernays and writing for television with David Madden
  • More events to be confirmed soon!