LitFest2018 Debuts in New York!

LitFest is coming to New York!

Our national LitFest will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at Cassava House, 2270 1st Avenue in East Harlem. The event will feature poetry readings, a book fair and live music.

Since 2012, LitFest has appeared in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. 2018 marks our first New York appearance. A pioneer in the live streaming of literary events, LitFest is a signature program of Willow Books.

The goal of LitFest is access to quality arts programs for all. Our reach is worldwide now, but our first priority remains providing the underserved areas of America the opportunity to see and hear a world-class caliber of diverse artists.

LitFest 2018 NYC performers include National Endowment for the Arts fellows Randall Horton and Reginald Flood, Sokunthary Svay, co-founder of the Cambodian Literary Arts Association and American Opera Projects Fellow, Roberto Carlos Garcia, founder of Get Fresh Books, Qiana Towns, winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Brooklyn Public Library Artist-in-Residence.

LitFest will take place on the patio of Cassava House, a popular eatery in East Harlem.

Live entertainment will be provided by Os Clavelitos, a New York-based band that has topped the world music charts.

For a full roster of performers and more information about LitFest, visit