Washington Island Literary Festival 2022
September 15, 16, and 17
Celebrating our 10th year of bringing together readers and writers!

More Information About 2022's
Festival Coming Early February!

The Washington Island Literary Festival is a moveable feast of writing, reading, discussion, and thought about the written word. Writers’ workshops, author panels and presentations, readings and parties are scheduled at various quaint, historic and beautiful venues around the Island.

Participants have a unique opportunity to share time with prominent authors and dedicated readers in the intimate, friendly setting of Washington Island, a half-hour by ferry from the Door County mainland, in September’s color and warmth.

If you aren't an Island resident, we recommend you secure your housing soon! Visit Destination Door County for a listing of accommodations. (Narrow your search to Washington Island.)

Registration for the Festival opens April 1. Presenters will be announced in early February. The full Festival schedule will be posted in March but is subject to change. Participants are welcome to join us for one, two, or all three days of the Festival!

Thursday, September 15: Community Creativity Day

Friday, September 16: Writing Workshops 

Saturday, September 17: Author Talks and Presentations

Connect and Celebrate with Literature:
What Past Participants Love

An intimate engagement with world-renowned writers.  – Paula Carter

Intelligent and challenging workshops in an absolutely gorgeous setting.  –Sandra Lindow

Washington Island is a perfect place to read and write and therefore a perfect place to immerse one’s self in the spoken and written word. - Libby Sachs

The venues chosen for all the events were just perfect. The barn was magical with its lights and chickens and beautifully laid tables. The banquet was wonderful, the food extraordinary.  I appreciated being able to give my workshop on the veranda of such a lovely hotel!  The auditorium was perfect for the panel and readings. It was lit so well and the sound systems were flawless.  Believe me, as planning chair I appreciate these things.  - Marion Boyer