Retreat to the Mountains | June 4th & 5th

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.



Saturday, June 4th:

(Festival Registrants Only and at Camp Mariastella Unless Noted)

9:00 a.m. – Complimentary Coffee, Tea, Snacks, and Chat

9:30 a.m. – Welcoming Presentation & Ice Breaker

10:00 a.m. – Workshop Session A

12:00 a.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Workshop Session B

3:45 p.m. – Keynote Presentation by Isabel Quintero

4:30 p.m. – Closing Presentation / Music Open Mic

9:00 p.m. – Poetry Slam @ the Yodeler (free, open to the public)

Sunday, June 5th:

(Free and Open to the Public Unless Noted)

Throughout the Day: One-on-One Editorial Help w/ Timothy Green (festival registrants only)

8:30 a.m. – Group Hike @ Grassy Hollow Visitor’s Center

9:30 a.m. – Shakti-Boogie Yoga @ Big Pines Movement Arts ($12 at the door)

11:00 a.m. – Rattle Reading Series, ft. Ron Koertge & Lynne Thompson @ the Community Center

1:15 p.m. – Children’s Writing Workshop @ the Community Center

1:30 p.m. – Classical Music Concert @ Vivian Null Park (next to the Community Center)

1:30 p.m. – Wine & Watercolor Class w/Gayle Dowling @ The Loft ($25 at the door)

3:30 p.m. – Open Mic @ the Village Grind Coffeeshop

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, the 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, The Loft, Flowers from the Forest (760-249-5413), and by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.