Words of Power are coming to the Faire for our Fifth Literary Festival (LitFest)! During LitFest, you will have the opportunity to listen to talks by authors, engage in discussions, hone your skills through creative writing sessions, relax and listen to storytelling, and thrill to exciting performances and various surprises (ever been to a mouse circus?)
On each day of LitFest, be sure to review the Literary Festival Schedule to choose your activities. There’s lots of details about the events and participants. As the SLurl-chins* create teleport links, these will magically appear in the listings for your traveling convenience.
The Fairelands are vast, filled with paths that twist and turn, and its possible that up might become down here and there. Venture forth with confidence amongst the Faire Folk as they ride daily at 5pm slt to explore a new region every day. Keep a sharp eye on the tour schedule, and don’t forget to add pencils and paper to your travel bag. You may feel the urge to write a story! LitFest Tours and Regions Writing Challenge.
Please note that stories and poems received before the end of May 5th will appear on our special Tales from the Faireland pages and on the Fantasy Faire blog. Stories and poems received after May 5th but before the end of May 31st will appear on the Tales from the Faireland pages only.
Wednesday, April 24th will be Ursula K. Le Guin Day at LitFest. Join us in celebrating this incredible author as we share from her works. And please polish up your dancing shoes for “A Wizard in Earthsea Party: The LitFest Ball.”
Our special Guest of Honour is Elizabeth Bear. Ms. Bear has been unable to resist the call of the Fairelands, and will be joining us in-world to be interviewed, and then again to read to us from her works. Please help us welcome her to LitFest.
The Fantasy Faire Literary Festival is pleased to present a special screening of the movie Arrivals & Departures at 2pm slt on Thursday, April 25th at the FaireChylde performance area on the Celestial Plain. The screening will be followed by an after-party until 5pm with DJ Elrik Merlin, to thank Fairelanders and friends for their invaluable support in the making of the film. Learn more about this remarkable film at Arrivals & Departures Film Viewing and After-Party.
Keep the spirit of the Faire alive, even when you have returned to your home. Fantasy Faire Radio provides you with music, news and other Fantasy Faire information, where ever you are.
*SLurl-chins are mischievous little cartographers that run around the Fairelands, scrawling out maps and placing X’s where there may be of treasure.
A Little Bit of our History
Fantasy Faire has hosted the Literary Festival within it since 2015. It has featured speakers and workshops, authors and poets, special guests and region tours. It has celebrated the imagination and the works of Terry Pratchett, William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien and George RR Martin with their own days of events. It has escorted the curious through the Fairelands and encouraged them to put their discoveries to words. It has become an important part of the Faire and this year we will have another one. While waiting for the details to emerge, why not take a look at the Literary Festivals of the previous years?