Center for Literary Arts: 13th Annual Indie Lit Fest – Book Fair, Readings, Panel Discussions and How-to Sessions

FSU’s Center for Literary Arts Hosts 13th Annual Indie Lit Fest

The annual Western Maryland Independent Literature Festival, better known as the Indie Lit Fest, returns for its 13th year, presented in partnership by the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts and the Allegany County Library System. Events will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, in downtown Frostburg. All events are free and open to the public.

The Indie Lit Fest celebrates the writers, publishers and readers of small press and independent publishing. The festival will feature panel discussions and roundtable sessions on topics including various creative genres, revolutionary mothering, writing and the first amendment, writing about spirituality, telling stories through podcasting and more.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, registration for participating presses and attendees opens at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Literary Arts. Detailed schedules of Saturday’s events will be provided during registration.

Saturday events will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a book fair and readings in the ballroom of Hotel Gunter at 11 W. Main St. Panel discussions and how-to sessions will be held throughout downtown Frostburg at Mountain City Traditional Arts, Center for Literary Arts and Frostburg Public Library.

Expect discussion on topics such as “Music as Ekphrastic,” or how music acts as a descriptor of visual art; “Your Press and You: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Book)”; and the “soundtrack of your stories.” Join reading groups and how-to sessions on assembling a poetry chapbook, “editing your lousy first drafts,” submitting work, fiction, creative nonfiction and drama.

To reserve a table for the Indie Lit Fest, email or call 301-687-4340. For more information, visit

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30am to 5:00pm

Downtown Frostburg

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Center for Literary Arts

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Free and open to the public


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