Center for Literary Arts: 13th Annual Indie Lit Fest – Kickoff Reception and Kickoff Reading

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.

The festival begins on Friday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. with the Indie Kickoff Reception at the Frostburg Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main St. At 6:30 p.m., the Indie Kickoff Reading, featuring the Poets Laureate Reading, will be held at Main Street Books at 2 E. Main St. In attendance will be Nancy Mitchell, poet laureate of Salisbury, Md.; Chuck Joy, poet laureate of Erie, Pa.; Carly Volpe, poet laureate of Bucks County, Pa.; and Michael Glaser, former poet laureate of Maryland. To learn more about the role of the laureate, join the Indie Lit Kickoff panel discussion following the readings.

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


Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:30pm

Frostburg Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main St. and Main Street Books at 2 E. Main St.

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Center for Literary Arts

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Free and open to the public


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