WHEN: Inaugural Event: May 20-23, 2022
WHERE: Headquartered at the Santa Fe Convention Center (plus other locations)
WHAT: This new four-day festival is dedicated to celebrating a shared love of language and ideas, and features a line-up of literary stars from near and far. The festival kicks off on Friday May 20, 2022 with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead on stage. There will be two full days of events on Saturday and Sunday May 21-22 plus Literary Day Trips on Monday May 23.
Address: 201 W. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 MAP
General admittance is for individuals age 18 and up. Children age 12 and over are allowed at SFLF when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets start at $50 to $75 with NM Resident and Student Discounts available.
Click link above to purchase tickets and for more information.
Margaret Atwood. Photo©Luis Mora
Colson Whitehead. Photo©Chris Close
Don Winslow. Photo©Robert Gallagher
Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, George R. R. Martin, John Grisham, Joy Harjo, Lawrence Wright, and Valeria Luiselli are just some of the featured authors at this year's festival.
Authors will explore issues at a time of extraordinary change – in politics, race, immigration, the environment, food, sustainability, and more – as well as offer good old-fashioned storytelling. Plus special excursions, lunches with celebrated chefs, and walking tours with acclaimed authors, signing events, poetry readings and so much more.
A community stage will feature a Santa Fe youth poetry slam presented by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, as well as a range of other inspired free programming.
On Monday, festivalgoers will have a chance to experience Northern New Mexico during a series of small full, and half-day excursions with authors taking deep dives into topics while exploring cultural treasures and spectacular landscapes.
Santa Fe's local favorite indie bookstore, Collected Works will be setting up a pop-up bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center that will be open to the public. They will have a schedule of authors doing signings.
Our Literary Day Trips were created to build awareness about the community’s cultural treasures, artistic personalities, and contemporary venues.
A range of local literary-related events and discounts will be featured throughout Monday, May 23rd, including free book events, poetry events, walking tours and more.
Click the link above for tickets and more information including the community event calendar featuring other literary happenings around town including signings and events.