Readerfest brings you the same authors, editors, agents, vendors, artists, game writers, musicians and other presenters you might see at any other professional literary event PLUS we have a casual, festival environment. We are community-driven and community-supported, staffed entirely by volunteers.
At Readerfest, all are welcome.
“From the choice of speakers to the panel topics, it’s clear that Readerfest is actively working to amplify #OwnVoices and go beyond the usual “here are a bunch of panels about X, and here’s one panel called women in X and another one called diversity in X″ approach.” At Readerfest, inclusivity wasn’t pushed into one panel. It was a central part of the convention.”
– Martin McClellan, Co-founder of The Seattle Review of Books.
Two Great Events, One Great Weekend!
Start with our Happy Hour – 21 and over Reception with Guests of Honor!
Thursday September 13, 7:00 PM at The Forum, 815 Pacific Ave A, Tacoma, WA 98402
will be located off site at The Forum Friday, September 14. 11 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday September 15 11 am-4:30 pm, and Sunday, September 16, 11am-4:30 pm
You’ll learn from guest of Honor Steven Barnes and Tor editor Beth Meacham,
Please register even if you’re not attending paid events. It helps us plan for our attendees.
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