*Afterthought #85—Walking and Browsing

Although I’ve blogged twice this month about the Orcas Island Lit Fest (April 5-7), there’s even more to say about the upcoming celebration of literature and community. In addition to the lineup of accomplished writers and exciting panels, the festival will include a Lit Walk and Bookfair.

Friday evening, April 5, festivalgoers can make their way to several Eastsound establishments that will host writers reading from their own work. The Lit Walk was a big hit last year, giving people a chance to enjoy fine writing, food, and beverages (including themed cocktails to match some of the literary offerings). Admission to the Lit Walk is free (food and beverages not included). These images from the 2018 Fest show what fun it will be.

2018 OILF Darvill’s Bookfair 2 (1)The center of the festival will be the weekend Bookfair, featuring exhibits by publishers, independent presses, literary journals, other lit-related organizations, and the festival bookseller, Darvill’s Bookstore. darvill's

Hosted at the Orcas Center for Performing Arts in Eastsound, where most of the readings and panels will take place, the Bookfair is the site to gather throughout the weekend to attend book-signings, grab a bite to eat, and peruse the literary offerings.


Detailed information about the festival, as well as a link to purchase tickets, can be found on the festival website: oilf.org. Festival news and updates are also available on OILF Facebook and Instagram pages.

Looking forward to walking and browsing with you!


*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets.

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