People's Literary Festival

People’s Literary Festival warmly invites you to submit proposals for events to participate in our 9th annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, taking place on February 23-24, 2024.

Our mission at the People’s Literary Festival (formerly known as People’s Poetry Festival) is to celebrate and support writers–both new and established–by bridging  literary borders and genres. We bring creators and readers into dialogue, honor self-expression, and inspire creativity in our readings and workshops.  

Located along the Coastal Bend of South Texas, our winter festival makes a great weekend-at-the-beach trip. Join us this year as we honor our community’s literary diversity and gather in inclusive spaces.  

We are interested in seeing proposals for 50-minute panels (3-4 people) and 50-minute workshop sessions (led by one person). Event submissions may fit any of the following categories:

In your proposal, please include your event title, a  50-75 word summary of your event, the names and the 50-word bios of your participants. Sharing samples of panelist’s (or participant’s) creative work, presentation outline, or lesson plan is appreciated, but not required. Submit panels, workshops, and events here. 

If you are an individual writer wanting to read your work at the festival, but don’t have a panel event, you may submit sample writing for a 10 to 15 minute reading to be considered to be placed on a panel by the committee. Submit individual readings here.

We are also accepting applications for vendors at our book fair, including literary-themed businesses and community partners. The book fair will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 9 am to 5 pm. Submit your vendor application here. 

Proposals for Events and Readings must be received by Wednesday, November 15. Acceptances will be announced Dec 1.

If you have questions, please contact the committee chair, Sarah K. Lenz.

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