2023 Orcas Island Lit Fest (In-Person)

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2023 Orcas Island Lit Fest (In-Person)

One-of-a-kind literary festival with award-winning authors and emerging voices from the PNW and beyond

By The Orcas Island Lit Fest

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 3 · 10am - 9:30pm PDT


Orcas Center 917 Mount Baker Road Eastsound, WA 98245

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) is an annual celebration of literature and community held in an inspiringly beautiful place. On June 2–3, 2023, we’ll bring together renowned authors and avid readers for two days of panels, readings, live music, and children's events that highlight the vibrant literary culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Our featured artists from across the country represent the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. OILF is your opportunity to engage with world-class writers and their work in an intimate, inclusive setting that welcomes everyone who loves books and good conversation. See you on the island.

Learn more at oilf.org.


How can I attend this event online?

2022 Orcas Island Lit Fest (Virtual Only) tickets are available here.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements for panel discussions, readings, or children's events. We have programming for all ages. No ID required except at The Barnacle tavern on our Lit Walk.

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

Orcas Island is accessible only by Washington State Ferry or by plane.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

We'd love to hear from you. You can reach us at info@oilf.org.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds. However, tickets are transferable before registration. You may gift or sell your ticket to a friend. Once an attendee has registered at the festival, their ticket is no longer transferable.

Does a purchased ticket reserve my seat at every panel or conversation?

Daytime panels and events are general admission and seated on a first come, first served basis. Festival Pass holders are guaranteed seating to the Saturday Evening Main Event until 10 minutes prior to the performance.

About the organizer

The Orcas Island Lit Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to an annual world-class literary festival on Orcas Island organized by passionate volunteers—and supported by book lovers like you.