Spring Writes Literary Festival

A program of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County

A fundraising campaign for Community Arts Partnership

What is Spring Writes?

The sixth annual Spring Writes Literary Festival will feature over 30 fabulous events taking place at over 10 locations around downtown Ithaca, NY. From workshops to panel discussions, readings, and performances, there is something for anyone and everyone who loves to read or write.  


The Festival is free and open to the public except for workshops which must charge the small fee of $10. The festivities kick off Thursday, April 30th and run through Sunday, May 3rd.  Partnering organizations this year include Friends of the Library Book Sale, Buffalo Street Books, Felicia’s Atomic Lounge, the Tompkins County Public Library, Cinemapolis, the Argos Inn, the Community School of Music and Arts, and Lot 10 Lounge (so far!)


In 2014, over 90 writers educated and entertained audiences of over 1,600 from all around the region. Events included a storytelling competition. Workshops topics included selling manuscripts, avoiding clichés in writing, character development, writing for the screen, and  a whole lot more.  Panel discussions covered writing for the screen, publishing, and the state of local bookstores. There were multiple reading events – many of them theme based, a literary showcase meet-and-greet, a music performance by MFA students, a “History Slam”, and Shakespearean actors who entertained the crowds at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. 


Artistic Director Bob Proehl has put together a FABULOUS program!  Visit www.SpringWrites.org


Who organizes the Festival? 

The Community Arts Partnership is Tompkins County’s arts council and our primary mission is to cultivate, nurture and grow the arts in Tompkins County.   The festival is vitally important to us and to the community as there are no other cohesive literary programs like Spring Writes anywhere in the area. 


Why donate?

The event is only partially supported by a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant. Some funding is provided by a Tompkins County tourism grant and ad sales but we depend on generous donations from good people like you! If you love literature and want to support local writers, poets, playwrights, and all things literary, please consider making a gift in support of the Sixth Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival brought to you by the Community Arts Partnership. You have our sincere appreciation! See you at the Festival!



E-mail Robin Schwartz, Program Director, Community Art Partnership at programs@artspartner.org

Share this Campaign!

About the Organization

Community Arts Partnership

For over 25 years, CAP's Programs, Grants, and Services have made Tompkins County a truly special place to live and work. Please visit ArtsPartner.org to learn more. CAP Brings Creativity to Life!