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Date(s) - 02/23/2024
9:00 pm


Applications due: February 23rd, 9pm

Download PDF Guidelines/Instructions

16th annual Spring Writes Literary Festival

will take place from May 2nd to 5th (live events in downtown Ithaca) and May 11th to 18th (Zoom events) with workshops (live and Zoom) continuing through September.

Read more about the festival at

Seeking Writers/Artists

Events and participants are chosen through an application process, CAP collaborations, and/or direct invitations to local community organizations and artists.

Event Organizers fill out a google form application to propose panels, readings, workshops, and performances or happenings. Download the Guidelines/Instructions at the link above.

Individuals can apply to be part of group readings that CAP organizes.

2024 Priorities

Writers who reside in Tompkins County will be one priority.

Writers from Tompkins AND other areas are encouraged to apply if they fit the following priorities.

  • Diversity: CAP’s mission is to ensure equitable access to the arts, and to cultivate a creative culture that reflects our community’s diversity. We welcome requests from BIPOC and LGBTQIA writers, middle or high school student writers, writers that represent marginalized communities, and those with unique voices or challenges.
  • Presenting a diverse, varied, and exciting lineup of events for the public is also a priority, as are events that have a likelihood (or history of) great audience attendance.
  • We welcome ideas that are inclusive of other arts forms.

We are excited to work with you to create a great 2024 Festival!

Read the Guidelines and then email with any questions! (Robin Schwartz, Community Arts Partnership Program & Grant Director)

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