Willow Books LitFest 2019

Portland, Oregon

A signature program of Willow Books, the LitFest series places Willow poets and writers in the spotlight! Launched in 2012, LitFest was a pioneer in live streaming broadcasting. This year marks our first appearance in East Harlem, NY! Special guests include our newly-installed Willow Arts Alliance Fellows. Music by longtime Willow partner Os Clavelitos.  LitFest 2018 Media Release


Washington, D.C.



2016 LitFest

Los Angeles, CA


2015 :LitFest

Minneapolis, MN

Thanks again to all of our participants!

Rachelle Escamilla

April Gibson


Elmaz Abinader


Mahogany L. Btowne

Third annual All-Star reading with the authors of Willow Books of Aquarius Press during Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP)! Featuring Elmaz Abinader (This House, My Bones), Randall Horton (Hook: A Memoir), Derrick Harriell (ROPES and Cotton), Rich Villar (Comprehending Forever), Curtis L. Crisler (WONDERKIND and Pulling Scabs), Rachelle Linda Escamilla (Imaginary Animal), Cedric Tillman (Lilies in the Valley), Adrienne Christian (12023 Woodmont), Mahogany L. Browne (Redbone) and April Gibson, Willow Books’ 2014 Emerging Poet. Special guests include Brian Gilmore, WB Lit Awards Finalist. Free and open to the public.


Highlights from LITFEST 2013 @ Chicago State University

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