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FOUR DAYS OF LITERARY EVENTS & A WEEKEND WRITERSFEST

WordFest’s WEEKEND WRITERSFEST, April 25 & 26  Enjoy two days immersed in your craft in high caliber writing workshops led by distinguished writing teachers. Choose one of two tracks of study: Screenwriting  or Writing Your Story as Myth (for Novelist, Memoirists, Playwrights, Poets and writers of all genres.)

WRITERSFEST includes a luncheon both days with expert presentations “Learn to Write A Winning Book Proposal” (A Literary Agent shares industry secrets!) and “Ideas-to-Film: How To Pitch Your Story to Hollywood Before Its Even Written” (Got a Novel, Memoir, Play or Idea? Sell your story even before you’re done writing it! Or get development $ to finish it!)

Limited Seating for 30 to keep it intimate. Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Investment in your writing: $497. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

LITERARY EVENTS

April is “National Poetry Month” when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, word-lovers of all genres and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture, making it the largest literary celebration on the planet. WordFest will showcase poetry events Teen Night (Friday at TBA LOCATION, 8pm, $10 adults, $5 students), and our annual Spoken Word Slam (Saturday at Bart’s Books, 8pm, FREE).

Over a dozen FREE lectures and seminars at The Ojai Public Library + scattered around the valley: Discussion on Fairytales, a roundtable on Great Books & Great Literature, presentations on YA (Young Adult) Novels to Performances and Exhibits.

LIT LOUNGES

We’ve also scouted out uber-luxe hang-out/meet-up spots for writers throughout Ojai: BookEnds in Meiners Oaks, Ojai Retreat on a cliff with a 360 panoramic view, Bart’s Books in the heart of downtown – the largest independently-owned outdoor bookstore in the U.S.A. – to the posh 220-acre, 5-star Ojai Valley Inn & Spa resort.

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SCHEDULES:

- Literary Events (click here)

- Writers Weekend (click here)

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Overview

Ojai WordFest is a festival of words, ideas and stories unfolding in one of the most beautiful settings in California: the majestic Ojai Valley. The  literary nexus encourages readers and writers of all genres, skill level, and ages to partake in an extravaganza of events in and around Ojai Valley.

Our Mission

To introduce Ojai to the world as a literary destination; To nurture aspiring writers as well as inspire seasoned authors to further develop their craft; and To celebrate the wealth of literary talent in the Ojai area.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who loves reading and/or writing—or anything with words!

What Are the Costs?

Ranging from FREE to several hundred dollar fee-based events, there’s something for every body and every budget. 

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THANK YOU to our SPONSORS:

Creative Spirit Institute, 2015 Fiscal Sponsor

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