Retreat to the Mountains

2017 Featured Writers

In addition to local artists, the third annual Wrightwood Literary Festival, September 30th and October 1st, will feature workshops and readings by poet Brendan Constantine, artist and musician Elisa Suzanne Grajeda-Urmston, and 2016 WW LitFest slam champion Kelly Grace Thomas. A keynote address will be given by award-winning novelist Victoria Patterson.

About the Festival

The Wrightwood Literary Festival seeks to foster participation in the arts in and around Wrightwood, and to share the beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains with the broader arts community. Staffed by local artists and volunteers, we offer literary readings, workshops, and forums for all ages, set high among the big pines, providing inspiration and a day to create, tell our stories, and experience nature that will have a lasting impact year-round.

Our vision is a mountain full of art and artists.

The Wrightwood Literary Festival is presented by the Rattle magazine and the Rattle Foundation, a 501(c)3, working to promote the practice of poetry—with sponsorship by the Applewood Inn, Mountain Hardware, Cinnamon’s Bakery, Jensen’s Foods, Mile High Pizza, Whole Life Soaps and Tonyan Coffee, and support from Wrightwood Arts Center, Wrightwood Certified Farmer’s Market, Village Grind, Inlandia Institute, Big Pines Movement Arts, the San Bernardino County Library, and Wrightwood Lodging.

Applewood Inn

Our newest sponsor, the recently opened Applewood Inn, provided a discount of 50% off the second night for those staying in Wrightwood the entire weekend—but the bed and make-your-own-breakfast inn is now sold out for the weekend! You’ll have to come back to Wrightwood and stay at the inn some other time. You can still check Wrightwood Lodging (call Kris McCurdy: 760-249-1001) for listings of cabin rentals, or search Air BnB.