Now in its sixth year, Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by inviting distinguished authors and editors to share and discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction to poetry and spoken-word performance.
This year’s festival features Charles Yu, winner of a 2020 National Book Award (NBA) for fiction; 2020 NBA fiction nominee Megha Majumdar; 2020 NBA poetry finalists Tommye Blount and Natalie Diaz; and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum, among others.
To view the schedule of events, speaker and author biographies and other information for LitFest, please visit the LitFest: Illuminating Great Writing and Amherst College’s Literary Life page.
This virtual LitFest is open to the Amherst community and the general public. Registration is required and recordings of events open to the public will be made available following the festival.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE.