Readerfest brings you the same authors, editors, agents, and other presenters you might see at any other professional literary event. 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!

Literary Festival —
A Celebration of Story

Friday and Saturday Evenings
September 14–16, 2018

$5 for the weekend

Evening talks on Friday and Saturday are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Meet local and national authors & celebrity guests
  • Attend conversations and presentations with many of our favorites, and meet new writers you will love!
  • Dealer’s room to buy cool stuff! (Open all day)

Start with our Happy Hour!

Harmon Brewery & Eatery

Map to 1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Thursday September 13, 7:00 PM

  • Free entry, you just pay your costs for food & drink

Writers Weekend —

A Retreat and Workshop

Friday, September 13. 8:00 AM –
Sunday, September 16, 6:00 PM

You’ll learn from guest of Honor Steven Barnes and Tor editor Beth Meacham,
along with dozens of celebrated authors, poets, actors, playwrights, journalists, screenwriters, and storytellers from near and far.

  • Registration required
  • $100 donation includes all three days, plus lunches and snacks
  • Scholarships and Day Passes Available

Please register even if you’re not attending paid events. It helps us plan for our attendees.

For more information, please email realreaderfest@gmail.com

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