Retreat to the Mountains | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

The 2017 festival is moving to the fall. Save the date! In the meantime, check out our local Young Poets Competition. Deadline for submissions is May 31st. 

2017 Featured Writers So Far …

In addition to local artists, the 2017 Wrightwood Literary Festival will feature workshops, lectures, and readings by poet Brendan Constantine, novelist Victoria Patterson, 2016 WW LitFest slam champion Kelly Grace Thomas—and possibly others to be announced. We’ll keep updating the website as planning progresses.

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 support from the Mountain Hardware, Cinnamon’s Bakery, Wrightwood Arts Center, Wrightwood Certified Farmer’s Market, Village Grind, Inlandia Institute, Big Pines Movement Arts, the San Bernardino County Library, Wrightwood Lodging, AdMo Tours, Tonyan Coffee, Whole Life Soaps, The Yodeler, Flowers from the Forest (760-249-5413), and by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.